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Holcot, Robert (c.1290–1349)

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-B054-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B054-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved October 05, 2022, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/holcot-robert-c-1290-1349/v-1

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Earlier scholars labelled Robert Holcot a sceptic, a nominalist and an Ockhamist. In fact, the work of this English Dominican friar is too complex and original for any simple label. What can be said with justice is that Holcot belongs among philosophers who work not at developing their own systematic philosophies but at criticizing the speculative efforts of their predecessors. Holcot questions the scope of Aristotelian logic, the extent of theological knowledge and even the extent to which we can have knowledge of the world around us.

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Pasnau, Robert. Holcot, Robert (c.1290–1349), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B054-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/holcot-robert-c-1290-1349/v-1.
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