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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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Epistemology

Epistemology

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(p.302) Chapter 8 Epistemology
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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/9780748624621.003.0009

This chapter examines John Duns Scotus's ideas and thoughts about epistemology. It discusses the basic epistemological and methodological principle of parsimony, analyses Scotus's epistemological excursus in Lectura I and looks at its systematic background. The chapter explores the three kinds of certain knowledge mentioned in Scotus's Ordinatio I, which include knowledge of self-evident principles, experiential and inductive knowledge, and self-evident knowledge of human acts. It also explains Scotus's treatment of intuitive knowledge and memory.

Keywords:   epistemology, John Duns Scotus, parsimony, epistemological excursus, Lectura I, Ordinatio I, self-evident principles, inductive knowledge, self-evident knowledge, intuitive knowledge

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