Samuel Overstreet’s ‘Response’: Ad Objectiones
L’s use of relation in the grammatical analogy of C.3 is the product of two distinct traditions—one philosophical and one grammatical—and most of this passage is derived from the grammatical tradition. Wit and philosophy are not posed as alternative categories in the passage, but are conflated with one another. Overstreet’s assertion that realists hold that “relation is a real entity” is refuted by Duns Scotus, the quintessential realist. L’s use of the word fundamentum could only be derived from the realist notion of relation.
YLS 11 (1997): 195-98.
Smith, D. Vance