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Agnellus's home in Oxford

 Agnellus of Pisa did not stay long in Canterbury, but moved on to Oxford, where the Franciscans and the Dominicans set the University on its feet, intellectually. 80 more words

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Marsilio Ficino and William of Ockham

Ancient wisdom states,

…there is no new thing under the sun. – Ecclesiates 1:9 (New World Translation)

Did Renaissance philosophers invent philosophy? Of course not.

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The Razor Ockham *Should* Have Proposed

Ockham’s Razor is the heuristic sometimes known as the lex parsimoniae: the Law of Parsimony. As he actually proposed it:

Numquam ponenda est pluralitas sine necessitate…

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Metaphysics & Natural Philosophy