John Roscelin (Roscelin of Compiègne, Johannes Roscellinus, Jean Roscelin), c. 1045 - c. 1120. Medieval philosopher and theologian, who dealt with the problem of universals through radical nominalism. He was a teacher of Abelard, who drew heavily on Roscelin's teachings although he also attacked them.

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Catholic Encyclopedia: Roscelin
Article by M. de Wulf on this scholar, his teachings, and his tritheistic heresy.
History of Philosophy: Roscelin
Short footnoted article on this medieval thinker and his place in history, summarizing four points of his doctrine.

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