William o Ockham

William o Ockham (/ˈɒkəm/; an aa Occam, frae Laitin: Gulielmus Occamus;[1][2] c. 1287 – 1347) wis an Inglis Franciscan friar an scholastic filosofer an theologian, who is believed tae hae been born in Ockham, a smaw village in Surrey.[3]

William o Ockham
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Born1285
Ockham, Surrey, Ingland
Died1347
Munich, Bavarie, Haly Roman Empire
EraMedieval filosofie
RegionWastren filosofie
SchuilScholasticism
Main interests
Metapheesics, epistemology, theology, logic, ontology, politics
Notable ideas
Occam's razor, nominalism

ReferencesEedit

  1. Jortin, John. Remarks on Ecclesiastical History, Volume 3. p. 371.
  2. Johann Jacob Hofmann. Lexicon universale, historiam sacram et profanam omnis aevi omniumque... p. 431.
  3. Thare are claims an aa that he wis born in Ockham, Yorkshire but it is nou acceptit that his birth place wis in Surrey. See Wood, Rega (1997). Ockham on the Virtues. Purdue University Press. pp. 3, 6–7n1. ISBN 978-1-55753-097-4.