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 William of Ockham [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
William of Ockham, the Franciscan school man, nominalist, and "doctor invincibilis," was born at Ockham in 1280 and died in Munich on April 10, 1349.
Ockham became one of the emperor's principal advisers and literary defenders.
Ockham undoubtedly believed in the logical validity of his critical statements; but a complete overturning of the ecclesiastical organism was as far from his temperament as the creation of a new system of Scriptural theology.
www.iep.utm.edu /o/ockham.htm   (3433 words)

 William of Ockham
Ockham was born, probably in late 1287 or early 1288, in the village of Ockham (= Oak Hamlet) in Surrey, a little to the southwest of London.
Ockham was emphatically a nominalist in this sense.
Ockham was likewise a nominalist in this sense.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/ockham   (9903 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia William of Ockham -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
1285-1349) was a Franciscan friar and philosopher, in Ockham (near Ripley, Surrey), England.
Summoned to Avignon by Pope John XXII, William fled on May 26, 1328 and sought the the protection of Emperor Louis IV in Bavaria.
William of Ockham (http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Ockham) bio at University of St Andrews, Scotland
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/wi/William_of_Ockham   (175 words)

In philosophy William advocated a reform of Scholasticism both in method and in content.
William's best known contribution to Scholastic philosophy is his theory of universals, which is a modified form of Nominalism, more closely allied to Conceptualism than to Nominalism of the extreme type.
Ockham's attitude towards the established order in the Church and towards the recognized system of philosophy in the academic world of his day was one of protest.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15636a.htm   (682 words)

 Ockham, William of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
OCKHAM, WILLIAM OF [Ockham, William of] see William of Occam.
William of Ockham: On the Powers of Emperors and Popes.
The puzzle of names in Ockham's theory of mental language.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/X/X-O1ckham-W1.asp   (189 words)

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