Edwards's purpose is to provide a survey and brief evaluation of different views as to what properties are (universals--transcendental or immanent, tropes, various forms of nominalism
, and pluralism), develop and apply a methodology for approaching this task (identify the features properties are supposed to have and look at the roles they are alleged to play), and defend a pluralist position.
That is pure nominalism
where words mean nothing to these justices and they can overcome the Constitution itself by further case law so that they can declare the Constitution unconstitutional.
In The Theological Origins of Modernity, Gillespie explains in detail how the effects of philosophical nominalism
played out again and again over six centuries in failed attempts at intellectual syntheses from thinkers ranging from William of Ockham and Martin Luther to Descartes, Hegel, and Kant.
Part II includes a number of tightly focused essays on the medieval context of Luther's theology, including nominalism
, monasticism/mysticism, and humanism, as well as Luther's appropriation and development of patristic biblical interpretation.
Occam's philosophy is called nominalism
or sometimes terminism because it sought the simplest explanations that could account for phenomena.
It provides a brief overview of Field's nominalisation program--which Colyvan calls the hard road to nominalism
--before canvassing alternative lines of resistance, so-called 'easy roads' to nominalism
It covers topics such as naturalism, rationalism, nominalism
Grasso traces the deformation of the Christian intellectual tradition and the possible seeds of nomolotry not to the Counter-Reformation but to the nominalism
and voluntarism of fourteenth-century philosophy, and he contends that those seeds have borne bitter fruit in liberal modernity's reification of the autonomous self.
This book extends Tate's work from the dilemmas of modernism into those of our contemporary world, where language seems to have swallowed up all the means of knowing and nominalism
threatens to displace the possibility of knowing "reality.
Aldama's main contention is that too often poststructuralist and postcolonial critics have indulged in what he calls "textualist idealism" (72) or what I, in defense of idealism, might prefer to call textualist nominalism
whereby the assumption is made that through the word games of fiction, novels in particular but not exclusively, the world is changed.
Subsequent chapters describe the doctrine of the transcendentals within the works of individual thinkers and schools, including the Franciscans, Albertus Magnus, Dietrich of Freiberg, Meister Eckhart, Duns Scotus, the Scotist conception, nominalism
, and the Renaissance.
We should avoid an easy nominalism
here, on which we know all we need to know of an institution's powers and social reality simply in virtue of its existence--or absence--as a named thing in the world.