Nominalism (and realism)

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Hugo Keiper (Karl-Franzens-Universit)
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Historical aspects: (2) The origin(s), historical development and import of ‘the debate’

Historical aspects: (2) The origin(s), historical development and import of ‘the debate’

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Nominalism is a fundamental doctrine, position or notion in philosophy, semiotics, linguistics and various other fields concerned with the study of human languages and sign systems. While semiotic or philosophical realism holds that universal or general terms have some sort of independent, ‘essential’,

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Citation: Keiper, Hugo. "Nominalism (and realism)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 September 2010 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=779, accessed 15 April 2024.]

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