Evasion and Ambiguity: Ockham and Tierney's Ockham

  title={Evasion and Ambiguity: Ockham and Tierney's Ockham},
  author={J. J. Ryan},
  journal={Franciscan Studies},
  pages={285 - 294}
  • J. J. Ryan
  • Published 1986
  • Philosophy
  • Franciscan Studies
In this paper I will revisit an earlier and incomplete exchange with Brian Tierney on Ockham's discussion of infallibility in the Church1 in order to set out just what Ockham thought about infallibility. Constraints of time will prevent me from detailing how much I agree with Tierney's general assessment of infallibility as a doctrine and even how much I sympathize with his reaction to Ockham's polemical writings. I will be able only at the end to indicate where I think Tierney has understood… Expand
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