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.
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