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Ockhams Razzor

  1. Nov 6, 2005 #1

    wolram

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    http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Ockham.html

    ... with the revival of interest in late medieval thought that took place in the second half of the twentieth century, Ockham has re-emerged as one of the major figures of scholastic thought, generally ranked on the level of Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus. And from the standpoint of the philosophy of the 1980s and 1990s, Ockham's interest in terminist logic, linguistic theory, and semiotics has placed him in the forefront of those medieval thinkers used as sources in contemporary philosophical discussion.

    Often quoted but how many know his story ?
     
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    There's a good book on the medieval thinkers called Aristotle's Children. It takes the growing medieval understanding and critical thought about Aristotle through the generations. Okham and my own fave, Buridan are well described.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2005 #3

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    It is a sort of eye opener that that people far back in time sewed the seeds
    of what we know today, Self Adjoint, i wonder how many would have to be
    included ?
     
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