Origin of nominalism
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Examples from the Web for nominalism
There is more, however, in Hobbes, than the paradox of nominalism.
Yet what could nominalism do for theology, or for clerical schools?Science and Medieval Thought
Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt
But Anselm did not rest with combating the Nominalism of Roscelin.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V
And these ideas, which constitute reality, are names, as Nominalism showed.Tragic Sense Of Life
Miguel de Unamuno
It is the first protest of Nominalism against the doctrine of an extreme Realism.
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Word Origin and History for nominalism
1820, "view that treats abstract concepts as names only, not realities," from French nominalisme (1752), from nominal, from Latin nominalis (see nominal). Related: Nominalist.
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