|Abstract||The purpose of this essay is to take issue with two aspects of Marilyn Adams's monumental work William Ockham . Part I deals with Ockham's ontology, arguing (i) that Adams does not sufficiently appreciate the use Ockham makes of the prinicple of ontological parsimony in his attempt to refute the thesis that there are extramental universals or common natures and (ii) that she sets an implausibly high standard of success for Ockham's project of showing that the only singular entities are substances and qualities. Part II argues that Adams fails to provide a convincing defense of Ockham's 'anti-secularist' answer to the question of how Christian thinkers should react to prima facie conflicts between the deliverances of faith and the deliverances of reason.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Marilyn McCord Adams (1977). Ockham's Nominalism and Unreal Entities. Philosophical Review 86 (2):144-176.
Marilyn McCord Adams (1987). William Ockham. University of Notre Dame Press.
Marilyn McCord Adams (2001). Ockham on the Soul. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75:43-77.
Fabrizio Amerini (2005). What is Real. A Reply to Ockham's Ontological Program. Vivarium 43 (1):187-212.
Alfred J. Freddoso (1991). Ontological Reductionism and Faith Versus Reason. Faith and Philosophy 8 (3):317-339.
Yiwei Zheng (2001). Ockham's Connotation Theory and Ontological Elimination. Journal of Philosophical Research 26:623-634.
Pascal Massie (2004). Saving Contingency. Epoché 8 (2):333-350.
Paul Vincent Spade (1990). Ockham, Adams and Connotation: A Critical Notice of Marilyn Adams, William Ockham. Philosophical Review 99 (4):593-612.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads28 ( #49,809 of 722,826 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #25,982 of 722,826 )
How can I increase my downloads?