Ockham and political discourse in the late Middle Ages

Takashi Shogimen

The 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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  • Preface
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. The poverty controversy
  • 2. A general theory of heresy
  • 3. The problem of papal heresy
  • 4. Papal plenitudo potestatis
  • 5. Petrine primacy
  • 6. The defence of human freedom
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Ockham and political discourse in the late Middle Ages
著作者等 将基面 貴巳
Shogimen Takashi
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 xiii, 301 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780521143981
NCID BB1220614X
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言語 ラテン語
出版国 イギリス