Tag: Medieval philosophy

What is Occam’s Razor?

Ruins of a medieval church on a sunny day

Welcome to another instalment of Friday Philosophy. In this week’s post I’ll present a snapshot of the English friar and theologian William of Ockham. We’ll look his most famous idea, known as Occam’s razor, and I’ll offer a few reflections on the man and… Continue Reading “What is Occam’s Razor?”

The Ontological Argument

A red door inside a church building

Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post. Today I’ll be offering a snapshot of the life and thought of Saint Anselm, who was an important philosophical theologian of the Medieval period, and produced an interesting argument for the existence of God.