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Introduction

Antonie Vos

in The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624621
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652372 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624621.003.0001
Introduction

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the life and works of John Duns Scotus, one of the significant philosopher-theologians of the Middle Ages. It suggests that by discovering the historical truth of Scotus's thought, we can discern that its historical place is embedded in an overall process of Western theology and philosophy emancipated from ancient thought patterns, both in the old-Semitic and in the ancient Greek mould. The book explores Scotus's philosophy and his contributions to various disciplines including ethical theory, metaphysics and logic.

Keywords: John Duns Scotus; philosopher-theologian; Middle Ages; Western theology; ethical theory; metaphysics; logic

Chapter.  4477 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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