John Duns Scotus

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Ludger Honnefelder, Rega Wood, Mechthild Dreyer
BRILL, 1996 - Philosophy - 608 pages
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'Of realty the rarest-veined unraveler', John Duns Scotus was one of the profoundest metaphysicians who ever lived. In this volume, the world's foremost Scotus scholars collaborate to present the latest research on his work. In ethics, the focus is on practical wisdom, on beauty as an ethical concept, and on the independence of the virtues; in metaphysics, on modality, individuation, and being. Textbook accounts notwithstanding, Scotus's theory of logical possibilities implies no existence or actuality for possible beings though being and thinking presuppose the domain of possibility; potency only supervenes on the actual. There are important 13th-century precursors of Scotus's theory of modality and individuation. Posterior to quidditative entity, Scotus clearly distinguishes the ultimate reality of individual beings both from individuals and from individuality.
 

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Contents

ALLAN B WOLTER
37
DUMONT
59
MECHTHILD DREYER
87
GORDON A WILSON
107
SIMO KNUUTTILA
127
JOHN BOLER
145
CALVIN G NORMORE
161
STEVEN P MARRONE
175
THEO KOBUSCH
345
Jan P BECKMANN
367
GÉRARD SONDAG
385
JAKOB Hans JOSEF SCHNEIDER
393
ALESSANDRO GHISALBERTI
415
TIMOTHY OCONNOR
435
LUIS ALBERTO DE BONI
455
ROLF SCHÖNBERGER
475

STANISLAV SOUSEDÍK
191
NEIL LEWIS
205
INDIVIDUATION
229
REGA WOOD
249
WOOSUK PARK
273
OLIVIER BOULNOIS
293
MARIA BURGER
317
STEPHEN F BROWN
327
MARILYN McCORD ADAMS
499
FERNANDO INCIARTE
523
HANSJOACHIM WERNER
535
MARY ELIZABETH INGHAM
551
HANNES MÖHLE
573
Index fontium
597
Index rerum
606
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Rega Wood, Ph.D. (1975), Cornell University, is a Professor at the Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure University. An editor of Scotus' philosophical works, she has also edited works by Ockham and Adam Wodeham. Ludger Honnefelder, Dr. phil. (1971), University of Bonn, is since 1988 Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bonn. He is the author of 2 monographs on Scotus and his Nachleben, "Ens inquantum ens" (1975) and "Scientia transcendens," and has published extensively on metaphysics and ethics. Mechtild Dreyer, Dr. phil. (1980), University of Bonn, has published on the application of the axiomatic method in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. She has also edited the "Ars Fidei Catholicae" by Nicholas of Amiens and Scotus' "Theoremata."