By David W. Hamlyn
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Their method, however, no doubt owes much to Aquinas’ experience as a teacher at the University of Paris and his consequent part in disputation. Aquinas, who was the son of the Count of Aquino, was born in about 1225. His family no doubt thought of an ecclesiastical/political career for him, but, on going to the University of Naples in 1239, he became attracted to the life of the Dominican friars and entered the order in 1244, in spite of family opposition. Indeed the Dominican General planned to take him to Bologna and then on to Paris, but Aquinas was kidnapped by his brothers on the way and was imprisoned in the family castle at Aquino for a year.
Directed observation was another matter, but Aristotle did not view that merely as the collection of data. In the first place, the aim of science was to arrive at a systematic knowledge of the reasons for phenomena in terms of their place in a system of species and genera with various essential properties. This meant that the procedure of science was based somehow on demonstration, according to which essential truths could be shown to follow necessarily from principles which were themselves necessary.
With him at the Court was Marsilius of Padua, who also wrote against the Pope, although not always in a way of which Ockham approved. However, in 1347, when the Emperor died after having attempted a reconciliation with subsequent popes, Ockham sought his own reconciliation, although it is not clear whether it ever came to fruition. He died, probably of the Black Death, in 1349. Most of Ockham’s strictly philosophical works were written before he went to Munich. Although it is possible to abstract views on political philosophy from the writings written against the Pope, this was not their main point; they were tied to definite practical considerations.
Being a Philosopher: The History of a Practice by David W. Hamlyn