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The debate over Ockham’s physical theories at Paris

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The question of what aspect or aspects of Wiliam of Ockham's thought, apart from the ambiguous evidence of the 1340 statute, were under discussion at Paris in the second quarter of the fourteenth century, and what specific positions contemporaries identified or characterized as belonging to the Occamistae, had not been recently debated. It was one of the major assertions of a 1982 article that all references to the thought of the Occamistae, apart from the contested witness of the 1340 statute, concern the implications of Ockham's physical theories derived from or closely linked with his reinterpretation of the Aristotelian categories. This chapter reexamines this issue. It reviews several facets to this problem.

Keywords: 1340 statute; physical theories; Wiliam of Ockham



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