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date: 12 August 2020

Ockham, Williamlocked

(c. 1287–1347)
  • W. J. Courtenay


Ockham, William (c. 1287–1347), philosopher, theologian, and political theorist, later known as the Venerable Inceptor, was born at Ockham, north-east of Guildford in Surrey.

Ockham entered the Franciscan order before the age of fourteen, and probably received his philosophical education at the Franciscan convent in ...

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