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Ockham"s theory of terms, part I of the Summa logicae

William of Ockham

Ockham"s theory of terms, part I of the Summa logicae

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Published by University of Notre Dame Press in Notre Dame, Ind .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Logic -- Early works to 1800,
  • Philosophy -- Terminology

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementtranslated and introduced by Michael J. Loux.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBC60 .O252
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 221 p. ;
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5051204M
    ISBN 100268005508, 0268005516
    LC Control Number74012565

    In contrast to Marsiglio da Padua, Ockham defended a two-power political structure in which coercive temporal jurisdiction was vested in the secular monarch while spiritual jurisdiction was vested in the pope. All of them were Paris doctors of theology and, with the exception of Paignote, were prelates or bishops-elect. Therefore, the universal concept has for its object, not a reality existing in the world outside us, but an internal representation which is a product of the understanding itself and which "supposes" in the mind the things to which the mind attributes it; that is, it holds, for the time being, the place of the things which it represents. Philotheus Boehner and opted to avoid the many difficulties of a stuffy literal translation by giving us a work that is both accurate and readable. Fearing imprisonment and possible execution, Ockham, Cesena and other Franciscan sympathizers fled Avignon for Pisa intaking refuge with the court of the Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria, who was also engaged in a dispute with the papacy at the time. The essential plausibility of his argument arises from his confusion over this particular distinction.

    William H. Critical editions of Ockham's equally important works in political thought have been only partially realized. Ockham's positions on the status of universal concepts, his belief that only substances and qualities were real entities, and the implications of these views for the doctrine of the eucharist had already been criticized by Walter Chatton by This Scotistic doctrine of divine acceptation acceptatio divina remained an important yet controversial element in Ockhamist theology throughout the late middle ages.

    Ockham's epistemology In the area of epistemology Ockham developed Duns Scotus's theory of intuitive cognition into a self-sufficient epistemology based on direct sense experience. Alexander, ; W. Along with St. Science prefers the simplest explanation that is consistent with the data available at a given time, but the simplest explanation may be ruled out as new data become available. The only realities for Ockham were substances and qualities, and the other Aristotelian categories, such as quantity, relation, place, motion, and time, were simply ways of describing substances and qualities, not separate entities in themselves. Socrates is a rational animal, as is Plato.


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Ockhams theory of terms, part I of the Summa logicae book

Now we are trying to choose between theories that make different predictions. Mach influenced Einstein when he argued that space and time are not absolute but he also applied positivism to molecules.

It may be that his title, inceptor, meant that he was about to become regent master, probably at Oxford, in the following autumn term had he not been summoned to Avignon on charges of false teaching. A single instance of Occam's razor favoring a wrong theory falsifies the razor as a general principle.

William of Ockham

The only realities for Ockham were substances and qualities, and the other Aristotelian categories, such as quantity, relation, place, motion, and time, were simply ways of describing substances and qualities, not separate entities in themselves.

This might take the form of a general council which, in the absence of any other governmental authority, could be summoned by king or emperor. There have also been other attempts to derive Occam's razor from probability theory, including notable attempts made by Harold Jeffreys and E.

Boehner ; rev. Ockham was opposed to any logic that assigned ontological status to parts of speech, linguistic expressions, or abstract nouns. It should be noted, however, that Ockham was opposed to atomism.

William of Ockham is sometimes considered an advocate of conceptualism rather than nominalism, for whereas nominalists held that universals were merely names, i. For Ockham, the only truly necessary entity is God everything else being contingent.

He constructed the relativistic field equation for the electron and used it to predict the positron. Chapter 14 deals with Ignoratio elenchi or irrelevant thesis. One important contribution Ockham made to modern science and modern intellectual culture was his principle of ontological parsimony in explanation and theory building, which has become better known as "Occam's Razor" or, less commonly, "Ockham's Razor".

Wisely this translator used the scholarly, but critical, text of Fr. The principle of simplicity works as a heuristic rule of thumb, but some people quote it as if it were an axiom of physics, which it is not.

This was an important development in late medieval epistemology. For all natural things can be reduced to one principle which is nature; and all voluntary things can be reduced to one principle which is human reason, or will. Ockham], Opera politica, ed.

Freddoso clarifies and summarizes Ockham's theory, discusses certain philosophical problems which it engenders, and proposes new interpretations for parts of it. He also distinguished between "intuitive cognition" which depends on the existence or non existence of the object and "abstract cognition" which "abstracts" the object from the existence predicate.

For example, Newtonian, Hamiltonian and Lagrangian classical mechanics are equivalent.

Ockham's Theory of Propositions: Part II of the Summa Logicae

William H. Ockham uses that distinction to identify and explore the non-necessary character of causal relationships and states of affairs in the orders of nature and salvation. By 'nominalism' is usually meant a theory on the status of universal concepts and how they come to be known.

Vossenkuhl and R. Because this information is not empirically accessible, the criticism of statistical inconsistency against parsimony holds no force.Ockham's Theory of Terms book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Ockham's Summa Logicae was intended as a basic text in philosophy, Part 1 of Ockham's magnum opus on logic. One problem with the rating system is that we need two ratings, one for the content of the book and the other for the translation and /5.

Demonstration and Scientific knowledge in william of ockham A Translation of Summa Logicae III-II: De Syllogismo Demonstrativo, and Selections from the Prologue to the Ordinatio in terms of its nomi-nal definition, a matter of the leaves falling or moving toward the center of the.

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BOOK REVIEWS Ockham's Theory of Terms. Part I of the Summa Logicae. Translated and Introduced by MrcHAEL J. Loux. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, Author: Dennis C. Kane. William of Ockham (or William of Occam) (c.

- ) was an English Franciscan friar, philosopher and theologian of the Medieval period. Along with St. Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus and Averroës, he is one of the major figures of late medieval Scholastic thought, and was at the center of the major intellectual and political controversies of the 14th Century.

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