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The philosophical theory of God

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/9780748624621.003.0014
The philosophical theory of God

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This chapter examines John Duns Scotus's philosophical theory of God. It explores issues regarding the existence and nature of God, and considers several additional aspects of God's knowledge, including contingent nature of his immutable knowledge and the infallibility and eternity of divine knowledge. The chapter explains that although terms such as philosophy of religion and philosophical theory of divine attributes are not immediately applicable to Scotus's doctrine of God, large parts of his doctrine can be transposed into a modern theory of divine nature because of his use of a concept of demonstration which is derived from a strict theory of proof.

Keywords: God; philosophical theory; John Duns Scotus; immutable knowledge; infallibility; divine knowledge; divine nature; theory of proof

Chapter.  19057 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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