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The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus$
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Antonie Vos

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748624621

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624621.001.0001

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Argument, proof, and science

Argument, proof, and science

(p.334) Chapter 9 Argument, proof, and science
The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus

Antonie Vos

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter explores the role of argument, proof and science in the philosophy of John Duns Scotus. It explains that Scotus draws the contents of his thought from the wells of faith, revelation and the theology of the Church, while his central method derives from the structure of scientific deducibility. The chapter suggests that his theories of proof and scientia are vital both to the epistemological contents and to the methods of his thinking.

Keywords:   argument, proof, science, John Duns Scotus, philosophy, faith, revelation, theology, scientific deducibility

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