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Life II: Paris, Oxford, Cambridge, and Cologne

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/9780748624621.003.0003
Life II: Paris, Oxford, Cambridge, and Cologne

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This chapter examines the life and career of John Duns Scotus in Paris, Oxford, Cambridge and Cologne during the period from 1303 to 1308, explaining that during this time, he was constantly on the move. Scotus spent his time in exile, in a new effort as baccalaureus sententiarius in Cambridge, and in a short Parisian professorship. The chapter suggests that Scotus's early death in Cologne is wedded to a long-term perspective of eternal richness, and also reviews the complicated literature on this subject.

Keywords: John Duns Scotus; Paris; Oxford; Cambridge; Cologne; exile; baccalaureus sententiarius; professorship; death

Chapter.  20343 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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