William of Ockham Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Adams, Marilyn McCord. "Ockham on Identity and Distinction." Franciscan Studies 36, Annual XIV (1976): 5-74.

Analyzes Ockham's understanding of sameness and distinction, Duns Scotus's idea of formal distinction, and Ockham's critique of Scotus's view.

——. "Ockham's Nominalism and Unreal Entities." The Philosophical Review LXXXVI, No. 2 (1977): 144-76.

Examines Ockham's arguments in favor of the objective-existence theory, and his reasoning in later abandoning it.

——. "Ockham's Theory of Natural Signification." The Monist 61, No. 3 (1978): 444-59.

Examines problems with Ockham's theory of natural...

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