The fourteenth witnessed again the rise and spread of the Conceptualist theory, under the leadership of Occam.
Occam's razor will enable us at once to cut off such a theory.
He found in one of the later schoolmen, Occam, whom he preferred to all others, an opinion which he embraced.
The cause of the Nominalists was almost desperate, till Occam in the fourteenth century revived the dying embers.
Duns Scotus and Occam, also contributed voluminously to the stores of scholastic theology.
We may apply the razor of Occam: Entia non multiplicanda sunt præter necessitatem.
Here Occam would not follow him, as Aristotle would not follow Plato.
This empirical identification of meaning by means of the specific fact of suggestion cuts deep—if Occam's razor still cuts.
The succession, as it were, of Occam to Duns Scotus, is of great interest.
William of Occam (d. 1349), so called from his birthplace, Ockham, in Surrey.