Although it may seem to some that as a metaphysical theory nominalism
may be irrelevant to the practice of economics and even to the recognition of injustices, nonetheless I argue that justice, economic practice, and the SJM actually presuppose a different view of what is real than nominalism
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.
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
For Richard Weaver the decisive event in the decline of the West took place in the 14th century: the rejection of Plato's Theory of Ideas and acceptance of William of Ockham's nominalism
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.
Santiago expressed support for suggestions that the Commission on Appointments confirm posthumously Robredo as secretary of the interior although she said this was also nothing more than "nominalism
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.
Yet in his later Pragmatism he briefly suggests nominalism
, though it is not a definite position, and in his final unfinished book Some Problems of Philosophy, he suggests that realism is the best theory.
The discussions range widely, from scholastic nominalism
, the causes of the Scottish reformation, and Roman agriculture to Marxism and Saussure's linguistic theories.