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Department
English
Course
ENG100H1
Professor
C Scoville
Semester
Summer

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ENG 205- JUNE 13 Richard Weaver  He is one of the founders for intellectual conservatism  Published a book in the fifties called “ideas have consequences”  Weaver is coming out of the post world war context like other writieres but in contrast, he moves in a very direction. o He looked into the past o What he argued was that the experiment was a ghastly mistake th  Goes back to the 14 century  What went wrong in the 14 century was nominalism: pioneered by William of Occam. It says the categories we come up with to make up the world are just made up or generalizations and they do not correlate with anything in the real world.  Weaver gives us the idea in his essay that this used be a great field but theres a
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