Ockham and Political Discourse in the Late Middle Ages
By (author) Takashi Shogimen
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Ockham and Political Discourse in the Late Middle Ages by Takashi Shogimen
Book DescriptionThe English Franciscan William of Ockham (c.1285-1347) was one of the most influential philosophers and theologians in late medieval Europe. Fresh scholarship has shown his profound impact on logic, metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of language in the late Middle Ages and beyond. Following a dispute between the papacy and his Order, Ockham abandoned his academic career and devoted himself to anti-papal polemics. Scholars have produced divergent and often contradictory interpretations of Ockham as a political thinker: a destructive critic of the medieval Church, a medieval Catholic traditionalist, the Franciscan ideologue, and a constitutional liberal. This 2007 book offers a fresh reappraisal of Ockham's political thought by approaching his anti-papal writings as a series of polemical responses. His aggressive and persistent attack on the papacy emerges in this study as an attempt to rescue the ethical foundations of the Christian society from the political influences of heretical popes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521845816
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A major historical reappraisal of the political thought of William of Ockham.
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Author Biography - Takashi Shogimen
Takashi Shogimen is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
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