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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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Philosophy in a new key – extrapolations and perspectives

Philosophy in a new key – extrapolations and perspectives

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(p.573) Chapter 16 Philosophy in a new key – extrapolations and perspectives
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The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus
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Antonie Vos

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624621.003.0017

This chapter offers comments on a wide variety of Scotian subjects and theories. It considers John Duns Scotus's thought as a central focus and ingredient of a main tradition of Western thought, not as an idiosyncratic -ism or movement. The chapter describes some of the characteristics of Scotus's oeuvre and the dilemma of two types of philosophy, attempting to expound on the deep structure of Scotus's way of thinking by explaining some specific terminological points and by reviewing his explanation of contingency. It also analyses Scotus's philosophical theology of God and looks at the perspective of a philosophia Christiana.

Keywords:   Scotian theories, Western thought, John Duns Scotus, philosophy, terminological points, contingency, God, philosophia Christiana

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