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Quotation by William of Occam
First it must be known that only a spoken word or a conventional sign is an equivocal or univocal term; therefore a mental content or concept is, strictly speaking, neither equivocal nor univocal.
William of Occam (c. 1285–1349), British philosopher, theologian. Trans. by and ed. Philotheus Boehner, Indianapolis, The Library of Liberal Arts (1964). Philosophical Writings, p. 63.
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