nominalist


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a philosopher who has adopted the doctrine of nominalism

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This gives us three different kinds of nominalist objects: abstract particular, concrete particulars, and concrete universals.
The nominalist view of the world combined with the idea that all our knowledge comes only from our senses and that our minds at birth were nothing but a blank slate lead to empiricism.
For if words have meaning by ways other than standing for an object, then Russell's requirement that the nominalist has to give an explanation of 'resemblance' seems to beg the question against the nominalist.
There are only two nonconstituent nominalist analyses possible: relational and austere nominalism.
Of course, this means engaging with that arch nominalist finger-poker Friedrich Nietzsche and all his marching armies of metaphors, metonyms and anthropomorphisms.
Chapter one entitled 'Realists and Nominalists' presents his views on the dispute between realists and nominalists that flourished most vigorously in the later Middle Ages among a number of eminent schoolmen of opposite persuasions leading to two sets of questionnaires.
Larry May proposes a nominalist conceptual account of protected groups in genocide law, and argues for an expansion in the legal definition.
Thus, after a brief overview of the Court's reasoning (II), I shall try to assess the decision in light of some reflections on nominalist philosophy (III).
Both fundamentalist and nominalist Muslims will stand side by side in Hell'.
these scholars and jurists reframed property into nominalist and
Both a platonist and a nominalist would agree on the truth of an arithmetical statement such as
Connolly adapts Weber in arguing that American capitalism relies upon nominalist theology's omnipotent god who controls history.
The success of Disceyte and Dyssymulacion does more than highlight the danger of speaking truth at court or even call into question the poet's own use of figuration; Skelton, Griffiths claims, also embraces a nominalist notion that there is no extralinguistic truth to be conveyed through poetry--a position that she sees as having corrosive effects on allegory: "to write allegory is not an option if 'truth' is a mere form of words" (63).
My purpose in this paper is to challenge this association: I argue that, while Hall takes on much of Rorty's nominalist rhetoric (especially late in his career), his project is more consonant with realist commitments than he lets on.
This book advances what could be called a nominalist view of security, where what security is cannot be separated from discourses about security and practices of security governance.