William of Ockham

[Revised entry by Paul Vincent Spade and Claude Panaccio on June 25, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] William of Ockham (c. 1287 - 1347) is, along with Thomas Aquinas and
Philosophy News image
[Revised entry by Paul Vincent Spade and Claude Panaccio on June 25, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] William of Ockham (c. 1287 - 1347) is, along with Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus, among the most prominent figures in the history of philosophy during the High Middle Ages. He is probably best known today for his espousal of metaphysical nominalism; indeed, the methodological principle known as "Ockham's Razor" is named after him. But Ockham held important, often influential views not only in metaphysics but also in all other major areas of medieval...

Continue reading . . .

News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

blog comments powered by Disqus