Moreover, as naturalist Wilfrid Sellars claims, "a naturalist ontology must be a nominalistic
ontology" (1979, 109).
origin that prevented them from really admitting anything
isolationism of Ockham to the despairing and desperate
(See among others, the sophisticated introduction to his social encyclical Caritas in Veritate, aptly titled in English "On Integral Human Development in Charity and Truth," June 29 2009.) As MacIntyre (2007) and others (Pinckaers, 1995) have persuasively argued, after centuries of Nominalistic
bias, and therefore after centuries where moral reasoning has been replaced by moral theories, the excellence of discerning "wisely" in human matters has been replaced by poorer substitutes like competence or management.
Palkoska's discussion is informative; however, it could benefit from a greater effort to separate the historical Aristotle, who was a sense realist, from the nominalistic
versions of Aristotelianism with which Descartes was familiar at La Fleche.
Burgess & Gideon Rosen, A Subject with No Object: Strategies for Nominalistic
Interpretation of Mathematics 6 (1999) (observing this distinction).
Adequacy," Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111(2pt2): 201-217.
It should be said that this is almost the exact opposite of Weber's mostly nominalistic
strategy of seeing ideal types as tools to be used by other scholars.
In his writings we see on one side a nominalistic
approach, the language of contingency, and an emphasis on the individual, and on the other side an organic/essentialist view of society, the idea that industrialism is the foundational process of modern history, and the language of necessity.
(It will depend, without any justification, on the "laws of Nature and Nature's God.") In a nominalistic
universe, we simply can't have both.
(40) Field then develops "nominalistic
axioms" that he claims are sufficient for doing science.
implausibility of the nominalistic
understanding of property as formless