The Physics of Duns Scotus

Aristotle too treats of these issues — quantity , extension , and ( anti- ) atomism — in his Physics , and we need an understanding of some of these ' mathematical issues to get a clear grasp of Scotus's accounts of the nature of body ...

Author: Richard Cross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198269749

Category: Philosophy

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This text contains detailed discussion and analysis of Dun Scotus's accounts of the nature of matter and the structure of material substance. His views on these matters are sophisticated and highly original.
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The Physics of Duns Scotus

This text contains detailed discussion and analysis of Dun Scotus's accounts of the nature of matter and the structure of material substance. His views on these matters are sophisticated and highly original.

Author: Richard Cross

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ISBN: 0191683787

Category: Philosophy of nature

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This text contains detailed discussion and analysis of Dun Scotus's accounts of the nature of matter and the structure of material substance. His views on these matters are sophisticated and highly original.
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Duns Scotus

Scotus's account might seem to blur the distinction between substances and accidents; for his attempt to give an account of this distinction, see Ord. 4.11.3, nn. 43—44 (Wadding, 8:647-48), and my discussion in The Physics of Duns ...

Author: Richard Cross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195352252

Category: Philosophy

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This is an accessible introduction to the life and thought of John Duns Scotus (c. 1266--1308), the scholastic philosopher and theologian who came to be called the Subtle Doctor. A native of Scotland (as his name implies), Scotus became a Franciscan and taught in Oxford, Paris, and Cologne. In his writings he put Aristotelian thought to the service of Christian theology and was the founder of a school of scholasticism called Scotism, which was often opposed to the Thomism of the followers of Thomas Aquinas. In particular, Scotus is well known for his defense of contra-causal free will and logical possibility and for his account of individuation in terms of "haecceity" or "thisness." Cross offers a clear introductory account of the most significant aspects of Scotus's theological thought. Theology is here construed broadly to include Scotus's philosophical investigation of God's existence and attributes. In addition to providing a clear, though not always uncritical, outline of Scotus's positions, Cross aims to show how Scotus's theories fit into modern debates, particularly contemporary debates in philosophical theology, and to point out Scotus's historical significance in the development of theology.
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Duns Scotus and the Problem of Universals

Richard Cross, The Physics of Duns Scotus (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), p. 93: “Scotus defends an account of material substance according to which no such substance is simply reducible to the sum ofits parts,” and p.

Author: Todd Bates

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847062246

Category: Philosophy

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John Duns Scotus (d.1308), known as the ‘subtle doctor' among medieval schoolmen, produced a formidable philosophical theology using and adapting an Aristotelian metaphysical framework. Critical of Thomas Aquinas' grand Summas, Scotus died before producing a final synthesis of his own. Indeed, his work, left in disarray for centuries, has only recently become available in an edited format. Contemporary metaphysics, taking up the problem of universals, treads on ground already well-worked by Scotus. Duns Scotus and the Problem of Universals shows how Scotus' treatment of the problem of universals is both coherent and, even by contemporary standards, cogent. Todd Bates recovers and sets out Scotus' understanding of the structure of material substance, reconstructs Scotus' arguments for universals and haecceities, and shows how Scotus' theory applies to the metaphysics of the Incarnation. This book makes an important contribution to a neglected but crucial area of Scotus scholarship.
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The Theology of John Duns Scotus

88 See Cross, The Physics of Duns Scotus, chapter 2, and the fine appendix: The Metaphysics of Generation and Corruption' (257–63). 89 See Lectura II 12.11 and 13; compare Lectura II 12.15: 'Agens quod habet in virtute sua totum ...

Author: Antonie Vos

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004360235

Category: Religion

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In this volume, Antonie Vos offers a comprehensive analysis of the philosophy and theological thought of John Duns Scotus, including this Trinitarian theology and Christology, the theory of Creation, ethics justification and predestination, and the sacraments. The volume concludes with an overview of historical dilemmas in Scotus' theological thought.
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Philosophy of John Duns Scotus

For Duns Scotus, physics was not a dominating interest as semantics and logic were, but it is still of interest to pay attention to a number of physical themes within a wider philosophical context. Moreover, in contrast to the other ...

Author: Antonie Vos

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748627257

Category: Religion

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John Duns Scotus is arguably one of the most significant philosopher theologians of the middle ages who has often been overlooked. This book serves to recover his rightful place in the history of Western philosophy revealing that he is in fact one of the great masters of our philosophical heritage. Among the fields to which Scotus has made an immense contribution are logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and action, and ethical theory.The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus provides a formidable yet comprehensive overview of the life and works of this Scottish-born philosopher. Vos has successfully combined his lifetime of dedicated study with the significant body of biographical literature, resulting in a unique look at the life and works of this philosopher theologian.
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Duns Scotus on God

Catania, Francis J., 'John Duns Scotus on Ens Infinitum', American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 67 (1993), 37–54. Coffey, David, Deus Trinitas: The ... The Physics of Duns Scotus: The Scientific Context of a Theological Vision ...

Author: Richard Cross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351942645

Category: Religion

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The Franciscan John Duns Scotus (c. 1266-1308) is the philosopher's theologian par excellence: more than any of his contemporaries, he is interested in arguments for their own sake. Making use of the tools of modern philosophy, Richard Cross presents a thorough account of Duns Scotus's arguments on God and the Trinity. Providing extensive commentary on central passages from Scotus, many of which are presented in translation in this book, Cross offers clear expositions of Scotus's sometimes elliptical writing. Cross's account shows that, in addition to being a philosopher of note, Scotus is a creative and original theologian who offers new insights into many old problems.
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Duns Scotus

Focusing on what is distinctive in his thought, and on issues where his insights might prove to be of perennial value, this is an accessible account of Duns Scotus's theology.

Author: Richard Cross

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195125528

Category: Philosophy

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Focusing on what is distinctive in his thought, and on issues where his insights might prove to be of perennial value, this is an accessible account of Duns Scotus's theology.
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John Duns Scotus

... the science that God has about God. By settling the question this way, Duns Scotus takes part in a controversy well known to him and to his contemporaries. Averroes had conducted it against Avicenna regarding the object of theology.

Author: Etienne Gilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567678690

Category: Religion

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Étienne Gilson's Jean Duns Scot: Introduction À Ses Positions Fondamentales is widely understood to be one of the most important works on John Duns Scotus' texts, famous for their complexity. James Colbert's translation is the first time that Gilson's work on Scotus has been put into English, with an introduction by Trent Pomplun and an afterword by John Millbank. Scotus contributed to the development of a metaphysical system that was compatible with Christian doctrine, an epistemology that altered the 13th century understanding of human knowledge, and a theology that stressed both divine and human will. Gilson, in turn, offers a thoroughly comprehensive introduction to the fundamental positions that Scotus stood for. Explaining Scotus's views on metaphysics, the existence of infinite being and divine nature, the matter of the physical spiritual and angelic, intellectual knowledge and will and Scotus' relationship with other scholars, Gilson and Colbert show how deeply Scotus left a mark on discussions of such disparate topics as the semantics of religious language, the problem of universals, divine illumination, and the nature of human freedom. This work has been translated from the original work in French Jean Duns Scot. Introduction à ses positions fondamentales (© 1952 by Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin).
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John Duns Scotus on Parts Wholes and Hylomorphism

Scotus thought that matter and form were really distinct throughout his teaching career and also that matter could exist apart from whatever form was Richard Cross, The Physics of Duns Scotus (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), ...

Author: Thomas M. Ward

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004278974

Category: History

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In John Duns Scotus on Parts, Wholes, and Hylomorphism, Thomas M. Ward analyzes and interprets Scotus's arguments for his distinctive version of hylomorphism as it relates to various issues in the metaphysics of parts and wholes.
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