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Conceptual devices

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/9780748624621.003.0007
Conceptual devices

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This chapter focuses on the conceptual devices of John Duns Scotus. It analyses Scotus's way of handling the distinction between in sensu composito and in sensu diviso, and explains the principle of his theory of the formal distinction. The chapter suggests that this theory presupposes the theory of the real and the rational relation on the one hand, and the concept of identity on the other.

Keywords: conceptual devices; John Duns Scotus; in sensu composito; in sensu diviso; formal distinction; theory of real; relational relation; concept of identity

Chapter.  17822 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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