William of Ockham

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William of Ockham

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  • Ockham's razor
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  • Founder of a form of nominalism

William of Ockham
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William of Ockham

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  • Nationality: English
  • Also Known as: William Occam
  • Lifespan: 1288 1348
  • Time Reference: Lived during the reigns of King Edward I, King Edward II and King Edward III
  • Date of Birth: He was born in 1288 in Ockham in Surrey
  • Early Life and Education: Taught by Franciscan Monks and then went to Oxford
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  • Date of Death: William of Ockham died in Germany of the Black Death
  • Accomplishments or why William of Ockham was famous: Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher the author of many books
  • William of Ockham is regarded as the founder of a form of nominalism asserting that one could not know God through reason and rationality
  • Ockham's razor: The medieval rule of parsimony, or principle of economy, frequently used by Ockham came to be known as Ockham's razor - the simplest explanation to any problem is the best explanation
  • William of Ockham was accused of heresy in 1324 and fled to Germany where he spent the rest of his days living in abject poverty as required of a Fransiscan monk

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William of Ockham

  • Interesting Facts and information about William of Ockham in the Medieval era of the Middle Ages
  • Short Biography, Facts and History about the life of William of Ockham
  • Interesting Facts and information about William of Ockham
  • Ockham's razor
  • Life, History and achievements of William of Ockham
  • Founder of a form of nominalism

William of Ockham

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