By Arthur Stephen McGrade
Greater than the other unmarried philosopher, William of Ockham (c.1285-1347) is liable for the generally held sleek assumption that spiritual and secular-political associations may still function independently of each other. His aspect of departure was once a sad collision among particularly Christian beliefs: that of St. Francis and that of a society guided via the one perfect authority of the Pope. This quantity starts along with his own account of his engagement in that clash and maintains with crucial passages from the most important works within which he tried to unravel it.
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