The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus [NOOK Book]

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Each volume in this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. John Duns Scotus (1265/6-1308) was (along with Aquinas and Ockham) one of the three principal figures in medieval philosophy ...
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The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus

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Overview

Each volume in this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. John Duns Scotus (1265/6-1308) was (along with Aquinas and Ockham) one of the three principal figures in medieval philosophy and theology, with an influence on modern thought arguably even greater than that of Aquinas. The essays in this volume systematically survey the full range of Scotus' thought. They take care to explain the technical details of his writing in lucid terms and demonstrate the relevance of his work to contemporary philosophical debate. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Scotus currently available.
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"This fine collection invites further study of Scotus's practice of Christian philosophy." - William A. Frank, University of Dallas
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139815857
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Contributors
Abbreviations and Method of Citation
Duns Scotus in English Translation
Introduction: The Life and Works of John Duns the Scot 1
1 Scotus on Metaphysics 15
2 Space and Time 69
3 Universals and Individuation 100
4 Duns Scotus's Modal Theory 129
5 Duns Scotus's Philosophy of Language 161
6 Duns Scotus on Natural Theology 193
7 Duns Scotus on Natural and Supernatural Knowledge of God 238
8 Philosophy of Mind 263
9 Cognition 285
10 Scotus's Theory of Natural Law 312
11 From Metaethics to Action Theory 332
12 Rethinking Moral Dispositions: Scotus on the Virtues 352
Bibliography 377
Citations of Works Attributed to John Duns Scotus 395
Index 405
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