The Political Thought of William of Ockham
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
New York]Cambridge University Press (1974)
The English Franciscan, William of Ockham (c. 1285-1349), was one of the most important thinkers of the later middle ages. Summoned to Avignon in 1324 to answer charges of heresy, Ockham became convinced that Pope John XXII was himself a heretic in denying the complete poverty of Christ and the apostles and a tyrant in claiming supremacy over the Roman empire. Ockham's political writings were a result of these personal convictions, but also include systematic discourses on the basis and functions of spiritual and secular power as well as exhaustive discussions of Franciscan poverty and the general problem of papal heresy. Ockham emerges in this study as a man deeply committed to natural and Christian human rights, who found these fundamental values so seriously menaced in his time that their survival could be assured only by radical, even revolutionary, personal action and by a basic reworking of traditional political thought.
|Keywords||Political science Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$27.98 used (38% off) $121.55 new Amazon page|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
William Ockham (1983). Predestination, Foreknowledge, and Future Contingents. Indianapolis: Hackett.
Martin Lenz (2008). Why is Thought Linguistic? Ockham's Two Conceptions of the Intellect. Vivarium 46 (3):302-317.
William J. Courtenay (2008). Ockham and Ockhamism: Studies in the Dissemination and Impact of His Thought. Brill.
John Scott (2011). William of Ockham: Dialogus: Part 2; Part 3, Tract 1. Oup/British Academy.
Roberto Lambertini (2006). Francis of Marchia and William of Ockham: Fragments From a Dialogue. Vivarium 44 (1):184-204.
Stephen Chak Tornay (1938). Ockham: Studies and Selections. La Salle, Ill.,The Open Court Publishing Company.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?