The Cambridge Companion to Ockham
Paul Vincent Spade
Cambridge University Press, Dec 13, 1999 - Philosophy - 420 pages
The Franciscan William of Ockham was an English medieval philosopher, theologian, and political theorist. Ockham is important not only in the history of philosophy and theology, but also in the development of early modern science and of modern notions of property rights and church-state relations. This volume offers a full discussion of all significant aspects of Ockham's thought: logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics and natural philosophy, epistemology, ethics, action theory, political thought and theology. It is the first study of Ockham in any language to make full use of the new critical editions of his works, and to consider recent discoveries concerning his life, education, and influences.
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The Academic and Intellectual Worlds of Ockham
Some Aspects of Ockhams Logic
Semantics and Mental Language
Is There Synonymy in Okhams Mental Language?
Ockhams Nominalist Metaphysics Some Main Themes
Ockhams Semantics and Ontology of the Categories
Ockhams Philosophy of Nature
The Mechanisms of Cognition Ockham on Mediating Species
Ockhams Misunderstood Theory of Intuitive and Abstractive Cognition
Ockhams Ethical Theory
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Page 16 - ... Pope. Let us close this short sketch with the words in which Ockham expressed his ideal of a commonwealth of all nations : 'Therefore, he is not truly zealous for the common good, who does not desire and work, as far as he can in his station, for the whole world to be subject to one monarch'.1 * * * Ockham's philosophy had an enormous influence. But it seems that he had few disciples. It is difficult to find an 'Ockhamist' school in the same sense as we encounter a Thomist or Scotist school....