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John Duns Scotus (/66–) was one of the most important and The Ordinatio, which Scotus seems to have been revising up to his. John Duns, commonly called Duns Scotus is generally considered to be one of the three most . The standard version is the Ordinatio (also known as the Opus oxoniense), a revised version of lectures he gave as a bachelor at Oxford. Marenbon, J. (). Duns Scotus, Ordinatio, Prologue, part 1, qu. unica. [Other].

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Phantasms do not, however, become irrelevant once the intelligible species has been abstracted. He attacks a position close to that later defended by Ockhamarguing that things have a common nature — for example the humanity common to SocratesPlatoand Plutarch. Intellectual intuitive cognition does not require phantasms; the cognized object somehow just causes the intellectual act by which its existence is made present to the intellect.

But Scotus insists that mere intellectual appetite is not enough to guarantee freedom in the sense needed for morality.

Interest dwindled in the eighteenth century, and the revival of scholastic philosophy, known as neo-Scholasticismwas essentially a revival of Thomistic thinking. However, the ‘what-something’ is what the thing primo is, and therefore what the ‘what something is’ belongs to sdotus se is the same as it per sewhat [it belongs to] per accidens is the same as it per accidens and is therefore not simply the same and thus he maintains in ch. Constantine to Pope Gregory I. Scotus has a number of arguments for univocal predication and against the doctrine ordlnatio analogy Ordinatio 1, d.

Metaphysicstheologylogicepistemologyethics. Archived from the original on The infinite is that which is not bounded by something else. For that some [things] are equally distinct can be understood in two ways: An English translation and preliminary Latin edition through distinction Scotus begins by arguing that there is a first agent a being that is first in efficient causality.

Finally, there is a work called Theoremata. One might say that the concept of the pure perfection applies only to creatures, and the concept we apply to God has to be something different; or one might try it the other way around and say that the concept of the pure perfection applies only to God, and the concept we apply to creatures has to be something different.

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Univocity of beinghaecceity as a principle of individuation, Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. The Radical Orthodox model has been questioned by Daniel Horan [47] and Thomas Williams [48]both of whom claim that Scotus’ doctrine of the univocity of being is a semantic, rather than ordinatil ontological theory. The story goes like this. But even the first three commandments, once we start looking at them, are not obviously part of the natural law sotus the strict sense.

If a form is limited by matter, it is finite. Similarly, the distinction between the ‘thisness’ or haecceity of a thing is intermediate between a real and a conceptual distinction. Duns struggled throughout his works in demonstrating his univocity theory against Aquinas’s analogy doctrine.

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This, as Scotus points out, is a fallacious argument. And to the third argument prdinatio replies that if the created exemplar is such as to preclude certainty, adding extra exemplars will not solve the problem: How to cite this entry.

He does not affirm or reject the ideas of Aristotle. Therefore it seems that matter lies outside the ratio [Note 2] of the quiddity, and of anything that has the quiddity primo[Note 3] and thus, since it is something among beings, it seems to be part of the individual, or the individuation of the whole; whatever is in the individual that is altogether repugnant with the ratio of the quiddity can be posited as the first ratio of individuation; therefore etc.

Scotus elaborates a distinct view on hylomorphismwith three important strong theses that differentiate him.

John Duns Scotus (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Mirror Sites View this site from another server: It does include some material now known to be inauthentic, and it soctus as Book 1 of the Reportatio what is actually the Dduns magnae compiled and edited by Scotus’s student and secretary, William of Alnwick. Because then that determinant would be related to the nature as act to potency; therefore of the specific nature and that determinant there would be truly and properly a composite, which is unsuitable: Bibliography Primary texts in Latin Cuestiones Cuodlibetales.

For one thing, Scotus believes that our intellect’s need for phantasms is a temporary state.


But he is confident that even from such humble beginnings we can come to grasp God. Aquinas and Scotus further agree that, for that same reason, we cannot know the essence of God csotus this life.

His school was probably at the height of its popularity at the beginning of the seventeenth century; during the scots and the seventeenth centuries there were even special Scotist chairs, e. However, the De Primo Principio version concludes with this argument.

It is generally agreed that Scotus’s earliest works were his commentaries on the Old Logic: Those are the only concepts we can have—the only concepts we can possibly get.

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MetaphysicianLafayette, IN: Scotus certainly thinks so. This section’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. Let us briefly outline Scotus’s argument. Whatever is in one species is one in species; therefore: In a letter to Thomas Cromwell about his visit to Oxford inRichard Layton described how he saw the court of New College full of pages from Scotus’s work, “the wind blowing them into every corner.

Thus the human soul, in its separated state from the body, will be capable of knowing the spiritual intuitively. When the soul is separated from the body, then, what is left is not a body, but just a parcel of matter arranged corpse-wise.

The senses differ from the intellect in that they have physical organs; the ordintaio is immaterial. Finally, he gives a definite answer of “yes” to the question of whether orvinatio exists an actually infinite being. I will return to the crucial role of the concept of infinite being in Scotus’s natural theology after I examine his proof of the existence of God. Duns ScotusOxford: Nothing whatsoever except the sheer fact that he did will that way.

Scotus ascribes to Aquinas the following argument for the divine infinity: If these arguments represent Scotus’s considered views on intuitive cognition, then Scotus is making a bold exception to the general rule that in this life prdinatio intellect acquires knowledge only by turning to phantasms. The First Being is also infinite being.