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The Cambridge Companion to Ockham : Cambridge Companions to Philosophy - Paul Vincent Spade

The Cambridge Companion to Ockham

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

By: Paul Vincent Spade (Editor)

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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.

'This book is a must read for any student of Ockham, or someone who would like an accessible but scholarly introduction to his thought.' The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology

Contributorsp. xi
Abbreviations and Method of Citationp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Academic and Intellectual Worlds of Ockhamp. 17
Some Aspects of Ockham's Logicp. 31
Semantics and Mental Languagep. 53
Is There Synonymy in Ockham's Mental Language?p. 76
Ockham's Nominalist Metaphysics: Some Main Themesp. 100
Ockham's Semantics and Ontology of the Categoriesp. 118
Ockham's Philosophy of Naturep. 143
The Mechanisms of Cognition: Ockham on Mediating Speciesp. 168
Ockham's Misunderstood Theory of Intuitive and Abstractive Cognitionp. 204
Ockham's Ethical Theoryp. 227
Ockham on Will, Nature, and Moralityp. 245
Natural Law and Moral Omnipotencep. 273
The Political Writingsp. 302
Ockham on Faith and Reasonp. 326
Ockham's Repudiation of Pelagianismp. 350
Bibliographyp. 375
Citations of Works Attributed to Ockhamp. 397
Indexp. 403
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ISBN: 9780521587907
ISBN-10: 0521587905
Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 8th May 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.58