Ockhamism

noun Ock·ham·ism \ˈäkəˌmizəm\
variants: or

Occamism

\ˈäkəˌmizəm\

Definition of Ockhamism

plural

-s

  1. :  the philosophy developed by Ockham and consisting essentially of a revival of nominalism

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Origin and Etymology of ockhamism

William of Ockham (or Occam) †1349? English scholastic philosopher + English -ism


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