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Occam, William of
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I. Life – II. Work – III. Influence

(Venerabilis Inceptor; c. 1285, Ockham, England – Apr 9, 1347, Munich)

I. Life

William probably studied a reduced program of arts at the Franciscan college in London before proceeding in 1308 to study theology at the University of Oxford. Here he delivered his lectures on the Sentences from 1317 to 1319.

It is not clear whether, or to what extent, William was involved in the disputes between the mendicant orders and the university. In any case, he came und…

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Leppin, Volker, “Occam, William of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_124265>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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