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Individuality, individuals, will, and freedom

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/9780748624621.003.0012
Individuality, individuals, will, and freedom

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This chapter examines John Duns Scotus's writings about individuality, will and freedom. It discusses the matter theory of individuals and the early nominalist theory of individuality, and expounds on Scotus's own personal theory of individuality. The chapter considers the issue of whether Scotus's teachings in Oxford differed from his Parisian doctrine, and attempts to establish the links between ‘willing’ and ‘freedom’.

Keywords: individuality; will; freedom; John Duns Scotus; Oxford; Parisian doctrine

Chapter.  14820 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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