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Nominalism - Wikipedia
In metaphysics, nominalism is a philosophical view which denies the existence of universals and abstract objects, but affirms the existence of general or abstract terms and predicates.
Nominalism | philosophy | Britannica.com
Nominalism: Nominalism,, in philosophy, position taken in the dispute over universals—words that can be applied to individual things having something in common—that flourished especially in late medieval times.
Nominalism, Realism, Conceptualism - NEW ADVENT
The problem of universals is the problem of the correspondence of our intellectual concepts to things existing outside our intellect. Whereas external objects are determinate, individual, formally exclusive of all multiplicity, our concepts or mental representations offer us the realities ...
William of Ockham (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347) is, along with Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus, among the most prominent figures in the history of philosophy during the High Middle Ages.
Nominalism | Define Nominalism at Dictionary.com
Nominalism definition, (in medieval philosophy) the doctrine that general or abstract words do not stand for objectively existing entities and that universals are no more than names assigned to them.
Nominalism - By Branch / Doctrine - The Basics of Philosophy
Nominalism is the doctrine that abstract concepts, general terms or universals have no independent existence but exist only as names.Therefore, various objects labelled by the same term have nothing in common but their name.
Post Tenebras Lux?: Nominalism and Luther's Reformation ...
From the earliest period of Luther's Reformation, there was an overt antipathy towards what was deemed to be the undue philosophical speculation of the medieval
Nominalism and Realism: Volume 1: Universals and ...
This is a study, in two volumes, of one of the longest-standing philosophical problems: the problem of universals. In volume I David Armstrong surveys and criticizes the main approaches and solutions to the problems that have been canvassed, rejecting the various forms of nominalism and 'Platonic' realism.
William of Ockham - Wikipedia
William of Ockham (/ ˈ ɒ k əm /; also Occam, from Latin: Gulielmus Occamus; c. 1287 – 1347) was an English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian, who is believed to have been born in Ockham, a small village in Surrey.
What is nominalism? What is a nominalist? - GotQuestions.org
Question: "What is nominalism? What is a nominalist?" Answer: When most people think of something as "nominal," they think of a thing that exists in name only. For example, some countries might have an official state religion and citizens are thus "nominal" members of that religion—they are members in name only.