Dominicans vs Franciscans: Universals and the Struggle for the Medieval Mind

In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the idea of Universals and trace its development in Medieval thought. We cover:
– Plato and the Idea of Universals
– Universals and Particulars
– Christians and universals
– How do we access universals?
– St. Thomas and knowledge
– The Franciscan development
– Ockham and Nominalism
– “Social Constructs”
– The Importance of Medieval Philosophy

 

 

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