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Ethical structures and issues

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/9780748624621.003.0013
Ethical structures and issues

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This chapter explores the works of John Duns Scotus related to ethics. It presents the bare challenge of Scotian ethical dilemma and interprets the key words of Scotus's ethical terminology with a view to his language of argumentation in ethics. The chapter discusses the essentials of his philosophy of love, proposes solutions to the Quintonian and Harrisian fallacies, and also considers the Scotian solution of the problem of dispensation from law and the structure of virtue.

Keywords: ethics; John Duns Scotus; ethical dilemma; language of argumentation; philosophy of love; dispensation; virtue; Quintonian fallacy; Harrisian fallacy

Chapter.  14613 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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