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Author Vos, A. (Antonie)

Title The philosophy of John Duns Scotus / Antonie Vos
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 654 pages)
Contents pt. I. Life and works. Life I: Duns and Oxford -- Life II: Paris, Oxford, Cambridge, and Cologne -- Two critical text revolutions -- pt. II. The philosophy of John Duns Scotus. Logic matters -- Ars obligatoria -- Conceptual devices -- Ontology -- Epistemology -- Argument, proof, and science -- Physics -- Individuality, individuals, will, and freedom -- Ethical structures and issues -- The philosophical theory of God -- pt. III. Background and foreground: ancient and modern philosophy. John Duns, Aristotle, and philosophy -- Historical dilemmas concerning Duns Scotus' thought -- Philosophy in a new key: extrapolations and perspectives
Summary 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. This book will be a valuable addition to any collection on the History of Philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-644) and index
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Subject Duns Scotus, John, approximately 1266-1308.
Philosophers, Medieval -- Biography.
Philosophy -- Scotland.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0748627251 (electronic bk.)
9780748627257 (electronic bk.)