Published online by Cambridge University Press: 30 January 2009
2 Like Glassen, I shall assume that the brain is the only organ that a materialist or ‘physicalist’ could plausibly claim to be identical with the mind.
4 de Ockham, G., Super Quatuor Libros Sententiarum Earumdemque Decisiones (Lugduni, 1945) 1, d. 14, q. 2 GGoogle Scholar. This commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard was written in about 1320.
5 For example, at Summa Totius Logicae I, §12. A translation of the first book of the Summa is to be found in Loux, M., Ockham's Theory of Terms (Indiana: University of Notre Dame, 1974).Google Scholar
7 Glassen himself recognizes that neither Occam nor the materialists would accept that Occam's Razor is a non-physical thing.
8 For Occam, the primary signs are words of mental language which he identifies as acts (in the Aristotelian sense of actualities) of understanding.
9 Summa Totius Logicae, §§14–16. This Summa may be regarded as a sustained attempt to dispel the ancient illusion ‘Unum nomen, unum nominatum’.
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