John Duns, Aristotle, and philosophy

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:
John Duns, Aristotle, and philosophy

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This chapter investigates how John Duns Scotus looked at Aristotle and how he assessed his philosophy. It suggests that the critical tendencies of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century thought provide the broader context of Scotism and nominalism. The chapter explains that Scotus listed a group of thinkers in his Lectura I which included Aristotle and Avicenna, and highlights Scotus's immense personal admiration for these two philosophers. It also explores Scotus's thoughts about philosophical way of ideas, proof theoretical comments and auctoritates culture.

Keywords: John Duns Scotus; Aristotle; philosophy; Scotism; nominalism; Lectura I; Avicenna; ideas; proof theoretical comments; auctoritates culture

Chapter.  11962 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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