Ockham's Theory of Terms

Ockham's Theory of Terms By William of Ockham Michael J. Loux, Ockham s Theory of Terms William of Ockham the most prestigious philosopher of the fourteenth century was a late thinker who is regarded as the founder of Nominalism the school of thought that denies that universals have an
  • Title: Ockham's Theory of Terms
  • Author: William of Ockham Michael J. Loux
  • ISBN: 9781890318505
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ockham's Theory of Terms By William of Ockham Michael J. Loux, William of Ockham, the most prestigious philosopher of the fourteenth century, was a late thinker who is regarded as the founder of Nominalism the school of thought that denies that universals have any reality apart from the individual things signified by the universal or general term Ockham s Summa Logicae was intended as a basic text in philosophy, but itsWilliam of Ockham, the most prestigious philosopher of the fourteenth century, was a late thinker who is regarded as the founder of Nominalism the school of thought that denies that universals have any reality apart from the individual things signified by the universal or general term Ockham s Summa Logicae was intended as a basic text in philosophy, but its originality and scope encompass his whole system of philosophy Yet the paucity of English translations and the structural complexity of the Latin have made the Summa, until now, almost completely inaccessible.Here Michael Loux has translated the first part of the Summa, one of the most original and influential medieval texts in logic.
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    1. William of Ockham Michael J. Loux

      William of Ockham also Occam, Hockham, or any of several other spellings, IPA k m c 1288 c 1348 was an English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher, from Ockham, a small village in Surrey, near East Horsley He is considered, along with Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and Averroes ibn Rushd in the Middle East , to be one of the major figures of medieval thought and was at the centre of the major intellectual and political controversies of the fourteenth century Although commonly known for Occam s Razor, the methodological principle that bears his name, William of Ockham also produced significant works on logic, physics, and theology In the Church of England, his day of commemoration is April 10.

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    1. Part 1 of Ockham s magnum opus on logic One problem with the rating system is that we need two ratings, one for the content of the book and the other for the translation and editing The first is an easy 5 stars As far as the translation and editing, it receives only 2 stars There are many typos and misspellings throughout in the English But worse and rather unfortunately , Loux s translation is known to be unreliable for a number of reasons See Paul Vincent Spade s review in Nous jstor.ezpu stab [...]


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