the God that nominalism
revealed was no longer the beneficent and reasonably predictable God of scholasticism.
is meant to provide an account of properties and relations that reduces them to particulars in a way that avoids reifying resemblance, it is important to treat the degree of resemblance among particulars to be an intrinsic element of the particular objects.
The third begins with the context of the rebirth of Thomism in France, Germany, and Italy (led by Cajetan), the humanist nominalism
of the University of Paris (led by John Mair), and Spain's Salamanca school and Alcala spirituality.
In light of this coarse division, there can be only the following three exhaustive categories of nominalism
: relational and austere nominalism
(which are the two exclusive and exhaustive forms of nonconstituent nominalism
), and constituent nominalism
If, as Weaver was to assert, "the dissolution of the West" began in the late fourteenth century when Western man made the "evil decision" to accept the nominalism
propounded by William of Occam (d.
His critique of textualist nominalism
that places, he argues, an excessive confidence in a constructivist view of language and culture and in history as a process that can be altered by these published works entails a universalizing humanism.
One imagines that Nietzsche's apparent nominalism
must have been intended as something of a cattle-prod for hapless human animals overwhelmed by false humility: egotism out of its depth, as Hugh Kingsmill once said.
56-67) and, along with the philosophic development of univocity and nominalism
, result in the modern secular worldview.
Because of the deconstructive fury with which he applies it, philology introduces a form of skepticism, akin to nominalism
, into all a-priori assertions systematic, logical dimensions of philosophical discourse.
1) Some philosophers state that nominalism
and realism are the only alternatives open but this is a false dichotomy.
The discussions range widely, from scholastic nominalism
, the causes of the Scottish reformation, and Roman agriculture to Marxism and Saussure's linguistic theories.
WHETHER POLITICAL LIBERTY OR A bleak nihilism grows out of Ockham's nominalism
is no small matter.