William of ockham (c 1285/7-c 1347) was an english franciscan philosopher who challenged scholasticism and the papacy, thereby hastening the end of the medieval period his claim to fame was ockham's razor, the principle of parsimony, according to which plurality should not be posited without necessity. William of ockham 13k likes william of ockham was an english franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian, who is believed to have been. William of ockham, the franciscan with a razor in scholastic circles ockham 's point of view gained wide popularity but he was at odds with pope john xxii, ockham siding with those franciscans that the church condemned as heretics for holding onto the doctrine of poverty associated with the apostles.
Heresy william of ockham: defending the church, condemning the pope ian smith on why ockham thought the pope wasn't a catholic william of ockham is readily acknowledged as one of the most preeminent philosophers of the medieval period, and is known primarily for his work in metaphysics and logic. Occam's razor (also ockham's razor or ocham's razor latin: lex parsimoniae law of parsimony) is the problem-solving principle that the simplest solution tends to be the right one. Life william of ockham joined the franciscan order at a young age he is believed to have studied theology at the university of oxford from 1309 to 1321, but never completed his master's degree (the usual undergraduate degree in those times.
My god is the green tide in the spring leaves the redness of cherries high in the air the excitement of shooting stars the song of birds in summer branches the sunrise on a winter's morning the name of everything we don't understand. Life  william of ockham was born in ockham, surrey in 1285 and joined the franciscan order at an early age it is believed that he studied theology at the university of oxford from 1309 to 1321, but while he completed all the requirements for a master's degree in theology, he was never made a regent master. Melvyn bragg and guests discuss the philosophical ideas of william ockham including ockham's razor in the small village of ockham, near woking in surrey, stands a church. The fourteenth century chapter iii william of ockham a the man and his work william was born in ockham, near london, perhaps in the year 1285, but certainly between 1280-1290.
William of ockham's name is sometimes written william occamhe is also known as the more than subtle doctor or the venerable inceptor nothing is known of his parents or his early life before he entered the franciscan order at the age of fourteen. William of ockham (1288 - c 1348) was an english franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher, who is believed to have been born in ockham, a small village in surrey he is considered to be one of the major figures of medieval thought and was at the centre of the major intellectual and political controversies of the fourteenth century. William ockham is probably the most notorious and most widely misunderstood philosopher of the later middle ages accused by john lutterell, the former chancellor of oxford university, of teaching heretical doctrines, ockham was summoned to avignon by pope john xxii and eventually lived under the protection of louis of bavaria. William of ockham little is known about william's early life he is said to have been born in the small village of ockham in surrey, england sometime between 1285 and 1288. William of ockham (c 1285-c 1387) was the most eminent theologian and philosopher of his day, a franciscan friar who came to believe that the avignonese papacy of john xxii had set out to destroy the religious ideal on which his order was based: the complete poverty of christ and the apostles.
William of ockham, on the difference between intuitive and abstractive cognition william of ockham (c1285-c1349) was an english philosopher, logician, and theologian he was born in the village of ockham, county of surrey. William of ockham, also known as william of occam, lived approximately from 1288-1290 to 1348-1349 he may have been born in ockham, in the english county of surrey, or possibly ockham in the county of yorkshire. William of ockham (also occam or any of several other spellings) (c 1285 - 1347) was an english franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher, from ockham, a small village in surrey, near east horsley. Notes to william of ockham 1 for an account of ockham's life, including a discussion of how these dates are calculated in ockham's case, see wood , chap 1.
William of ockham was an english franciscan friar, best known for his work as philosopher william of ockham is one of the better known medieval philosophers he sparked a lot of controversy in his time while inspiring many philosophers in the following centuries. William of ockham has 45 books on goodreads with 867 ratings william of ockham's most popular book is ockham: philosophical writings. Occam's razor, also spelled ockham's razor, also called law of economy or law of parsimony, principle stated by the scholastic philosopher william of ockham (1285-1347/49) that pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate, plurality should not be posited without necessity. William ockham 2 vols notre dame, ind: university of notre dame press, 1987 this is an encyclopedic 1,400-page work in which many of the most important passages from ockham are identified and clearly translated.
William of ockham: 'a letter to the friars minor' and other writings / edition 1 more than any other single thinker, william of ockham (c1285-1347) is responsible for the widely held modern assumption that religious and secular-political institutions should operate independently of one another. William of ockham, also occam (ca 1287-1347), was an english theologian and franciscan monk, most famous as a proponent of what has become known as occam's razor contents 1 quotes. William of ockham (c 1285-c 1347) was the most eminent and influential theologian and philosopher of his day, a giant in the history of political thought.