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FOREWORD An International Colloquium on the Thought and Writings of William of Ockham was convened on October 10-12, 1985 at St. Bonaventure University, New York under the sponsorship of the Franciscan Institute. This colloquium served two purposes: it was a celebration to commemorate the completion of the critical edition of the theological and philosophical works of William of Ockham, a research task begun by Fr. Philotheus Boehner, O.F.M. in the 1940's and now soonto -reach-fruition under the direction of Fr. Gedeon Gal, O.F.M. with the assistance ofhis collaborators. The colloquium also brought together a truly international representation of Ockham scholars from Argentina , Austria, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany , Great Britain, Holland, Italy and the United States. This occasion offered scholars the opportunity to apprise themselves of the current state of research concerning the Venerable Inceptor. The invited speakers for the colloquium were Professors Umberto Eco of the University of Bologna, Norman Kretzmann of Cornell University and Marilyn Adams of the University of California at Los Angeles. The featured speaker for the colloquium banquet was Professor Jaroslav Pelikan of Yale University. The articles of the Ockham Colloquium are being published in the present volume and the two subsequent volumes of Franciscan Studies. The articles have been arranged in topical fashion with an effort to locate germane issues in close proximity wherever possible. Thus, the present volume contains articles examining the views of Ockham and his contemporaries on matters of logic, language and natural philosophy. The next two volumes of Franciscan Studies will deal with topics related to epistemology and metaphysics (vol. 45); ethics, political philosophy and historical data regarding Ockham (vol. 46). ...

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ISSN
1945-9718
Print ISSN
0080-5459
Pages
p. V
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-01
Open Access
No
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