William of Ockham, 1285-1347. Scholastic thinker best known for his doctrine that "entities should not be unnecessarily multiplied" (Ockham's Razor). An enthusiastic Aristotelian, logician, and defender of Franciscan doctrine, he was excommunicated in 1328 by Pope John XXII.

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Catholic Encyclopedia: William of Ockham
Biographical article on the fourteenth-century Franciscan philosopher.
Encyclopædia Britannica: William of Ockham
Biography of this philosopher.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: William of Ockham
Unsigned article which provides an overview of major concepts in Ockham.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: William of Ockham
An overview of Ockham's thought by Paul Vincent Spade.

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