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Ontology

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/9780748624621.003.0008
Ontology

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This chapter analyses the works of John Duns Scotus about ontology. It explains that Scotus's philosophy has many ontological solutions which arise from theological dilemmas, and that the tension originates from the familiar modal limitations of conceptual structures at home in traditional thought. The chapter discusses the main line of Scotus's ontology of contingency and the dilemma of rival interpretations of potential, and explores his thoughts about neutral proposition and conceptual univocity.

Keywords: ontology; John Duns Scotus; philosophy; theological dilemmas; traditional thought; contingency; potentia; neutral proposition; conceptual univocity

Chapter.  15936 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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