The project investigated the late medieval tradition of nominalism, and more especially at Ockham and his opponents or followers from the fourteenth century (Chatton, Wodeham, Buridan).


The aim of this research was to uncover the metaphysical bases of the core concepts of physics (space, time, motion, quantity and causation) and the core concepts of the philosophy of mind (intentionality, consciousness, perception, mental states), with a special attention to the nature of arguments advanced by late medieval nominalist philosophers to defend their views (economy arguments, indispensability arguments, thought experiments). This investigation was intended to question and enrich the historiographical idea of “nominalism”, often limited to characteristic positions in the philosophy of language.