William Crathorn

[Revised entry by Aurélien Robert on October 7, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] William Crathorn (fl. 1330s), like Adam Wodeham (d. 1358) and Robert Holkot (c. 1290 - 1349), belonged to
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[Revised entry by Aurélien Robert on October 7, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] William Crathorn (fl. 1330s), like Adam Wodeham (d. 1358) and Robert Holkot (c. 1290 - 1349), belonged to the first generation of Oxford philosophers after William of Ockham (c. 1285 - 1347), who sought to criticize and develop Ockham's philosophy. Crathorn is remembered for his theories of language and cognition, and for some anti-skeptical arguments strikingly similar to those found in Descartes' Meditations. The radical ontology of his works is also...

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