The Impact of Ockham's Reading of the Physics On the Mertonians and Parisian Terminists

in Early Science and Medicine
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Abstract

This article summarizes Ockham's interpretation of Aristotle's categories, showing how his account of connotative concepts introduced a revision in the Aristotelian doctrine about the relation between mathematics and physics. The article shows that Ockham's account influenced William of Heytesbury, John Dumbleton, and Nicholas Oresme to re-interpret disciplinary relations and disciplinary boundaries. They did so, however, in ways compatible with other basic principles of Aristotelian philosophy of nature; nevertheless, their modifications of the Aristotelian account of mathematics stimulated later philosophers to construct robust theories of mathematics compatible with modern mathematical physics.

The Impact of Ockham's Reading of the Physics On the Mertonians and Parisian Terminists

in Early Science and Medicine

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