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The Cambridge Companion to Ockham

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Paul Vincent Spade, William J. Courtenay, C. G. Normore, Claude Panaccio, David Chalmers, Gyula Klima, André Goddu, Eleonore Stump, Elizabeth Karger, Peter King, Marilyn McCord Adams, A. S. McGrade, John Kilcullen, Alfred J. Freddoso, Rega Wood
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  • Date Published: December 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521582445

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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.

    • Systematic, comprehensive, and accessible
    • Medieval studies is good solid area for Press - will appeal to students of history and theology as well as philosophy
    • Sales of Companion to Aquinas stand at 8,000 paperbacks - this could sell in similar numbers
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    "This collection of essays on the philosophy and theology of 14th-century Franciscan friar William of Ockham is a welcome addition to the 35 prior volumes in the 'Cambridge Companions to Philosophy' series. The essays are carefully written, inviting the interest of the neophyte student of medieval thought...while at the same time retaining an exceedingly high standard of scholarship with copious references to the new edition of Ockham's writings..." Choice

    "The Cambridge Companion to Ockham should prove to be a valuable resource for those making their first forays into the texts of an important and often challenging medieval thinker. It should also suggest new avenues for research on the part of advanced students." Review of Metaphysics

    "serves as a useful guide, explaining Ockham's terminology, relevant background in Aristotle's works and other sources, and the philosophical import of seemingly arcane questions...Some represent an impressive combination of insight and clarity" Ethics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521582445
    • length: 440 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 159 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.797kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Paul Vincent Spade
    1. The academic and intellectual worlds of Ockham William J. Courtenay
    2. Some aspects of Ockham's logic C. G. Normore
    3. Semantics and mental language Claude Panaccio
    4. Is there synonymy in Ockham's mental language? David Chalmers
    5. Ockham's nominalist metaphysics: some main themes Paul Vincent Spade
    6. Ockham's semantics and ontology of the categories Gyula Klima
    7. Ockham's philosophy of nature André Goddu
    8. The mechanisms of cognition: Ockham on mediating species Eleonore Stump
    9. Ockham's misunderstood theory of intuitive and abstractive cognition Elizabeth Karger
    10. Ockham's ethical theory Peter King
    11. Ockham on will, nature and morality Marilyn McCord Adams
    12. Natural law and moral omnipotence A. S. McGrade
    13. The political writings John Kilcullen
    14. Ockham on faith and reason Alfred J. Freddoso
    15. Ockham's repudiation of Pelagianism Rega Wood.

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    Paul Vincent Spade, Indiana University


    Paul Vincent Spade, William J. Courtenay, C. G. Normore, Claude Panaccio, David Chalmers, Gyula Klima, André Goddu, Eleonore Stump, Elizabeth Karger, Peter King, Marilyn McCord Adams, A. S. McGrade, John Kilcullen, Alfred J. Freddoso, Rega Wood

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