John duns scotus was born in 1274 according to some, according to others in 1266. Proof of the existence of god university of kentucky. This translation of book 1 distinctions 4 to 10 of the. But a complete edition, in 12 folio volumes, was published only in 1639 by wadding at lyons. Scotus latin is tight and not seldom elliptical, exploiting to the full the grammatical. Duns scotus did not write any single text entitled on divine love. This is a very complicated argument, with several main and subsidiary steps.
I prove in this manner there is this text cancelled out by duns scotus. Duns scotus, along with william ockham, is one of the finest scholastic philosophers of the medieval period. Han opetti ensin oxfordin yliopistossa ja kirjoitti talloin kuuluisan kommentaarin petrus lombarduksen sentensseihin opus oxoniense. Pdf any discussion of john duns scotus 12668 on our. Duns scotus s writings are very numerous and they have often been printed. Ordinatio oxoniense, a commentary on the sentences of peter lombard. The motion picture tells the story of the life and teachings of duns scotus starting with his refusal to endorse a decree by the king of france against the pope and ending with the. Project muse john duns scotus on gods foreknowledge and. His birthplace has been variously given as duns in berwickshire, dunum down in ulster, and dunstane in northumberland, but there is not sufficient evidence to settle the question. This translation of book 1 distinctions 26 to 48 of the ordinatio aka opus oxoniense of blessed john duns scotus is complete. John duns scotus philosphical writings internet archive.
But there are some useful resources available that are not easily stumbled across, so i thought there might be some use to this collection of links. This translation of the prologue of the ordinatio aka. Opus oxoniense for the parts that have not yet been critically edited. This translation of book 2 distinctions 1 to 3 of the ordinatio aka opus oxoniense of blessed john duns scotus is complete. Wolter, introduction to a treatise on god as first principle by john duns scotus, trans. Scotus, john duns internet encyclopedia of philosophy. John duns scotus, the catholic university of america press, washington, 2004, pp. Duns scotus in the opus oxoniense, showing that scotus makes considerable.
He is one of the three most important philosophertheologians of western europe in the high middle ages, together with thomas aquinas. The first step is to show that something among beings is in act which is unqualifiedly first according to efficiency. The realist ontology of john duns scotus the first object of knowledge according to duns scotus the problem from which a systematic reconstruction of scotistic thought must take its start is the problem of the proper object of the human intellect. Duns scotus philosophical writings a selection edited and translated by allan wolter, o. The subtle doctor, of realty the rarestveined unraveller i. It is based on volume one of the critical edition of the text by the scotus commission in rome and published by frati quaracchi. Bonansea, the divine will in the teaching of john duns scotus, antonianum 56. Duns scotus on signification dominik perler in both versions of his commentary on the sentences, scotus alludes to a great controversy among his contemporaries over the question of whether a spoken word signifies a thing or a concept. Perhaps the most influential point of duns scotuss theology was his defense of the immaculate conception of mary i.
Duns scotuss writings are very numerous and they have often been printed. Scotus ordinatio is his revision of the lectures he gave as a bachelor at oxford, transcribed as the lectura. Duns scotukselle annettiin teravan vaittelytaitonsa vuoksi kunnianimi doctor subtilis. It is based on volume four of the vatican critical edition of the text edited by the scotus commission in rome and published by quarrachi. At an early age he was received into the franciscan order. Joannis duns scoti doctoris subtilis, ordinis minorum, opera omnia, vol. Marily mccord adams, duns scotus on the goodness of god, faith and philosophy 4. Unfortunately because scholasticism has a somewhat unfortunate reputation for hair splitting, this important and interesting period of western philosophy is often neglected in university studies of philosophy. His brilliantly complex and nuanced thought, which earned him the nickname the subtle doctor, left a mark on discussions of such disparate topics as the semantics of religious language, the problem of universals. It was made by some realist philosophers of the scholastic period in the thirteenth century, and particularly by duns scotus. This translation of the prologue of the ordinatio aka opus oxoniense of blessed john duns scotus is complete. Williams, the life and works of john duns the scot, en t. John duns scotus stanford encyclopedia of philosophy.
Mar 25, 2019 john duns, commonly called duns scotus is generally considered to be one of the three most. Jan 21, 2020 john duns, commonly called duns scotus is generally considered to be one of the three most. Duns scotus was oriented to the study of philosophy and theology at the famous universities of oxford and of paris. This translation of the prologue of the ordinatio aka opus. Aug 18, 2019 john duns, commonly called duns scotus is generally considered to be one of the three most. These distinctions fill volume seven of the vatican critical edition of the latin text edited by the scotus commission in rome and published by quarrachi. This translation of book 1 distinctions 4 to 10 of the ordinatio aka opus oxoniense of blessed john duns scotus is complete. This translation of book 1 distinctions 26 to 48 of the.
Early life and career the sentences, known as the ordinatio or opus oxoniense. The cambridge companion to duns scotus edited by thomas williams. In some passages scotus seems to endorse a thoroughgoing voluntarism, holding not merely that the moral law is established entirely by gods will, but even that there is no reason why god wills in one way rather than another. Isso esta no cerne do realismo escoces, particularmente nas teorias da haecceidade e distincao formal. This translation of book one distinctions 1 and 2 of the ordinatio aka opus oxoniense of blessed john duns scotus is complete. First, the will is free in regard to contrary acts. Aquinas to duns scotus, all published by oxford university press. These distinctions fill volume six of the vatican critical edition of the latin text edited by the scotus commission in rome and published by quarrachi. The standard version is the ordinatio also known as the opus oxoniense, a revised version of lectures he gave as a bachelor at oxford. Professor of philosophy at the franciscan institute st bonaventure. Many realist philosophers of the period such as aquinas and.
John duns scotus 1265668 was one of the most important and. In the first place scotus lays extreme emphasis on the distinction between philosophy and theology. Blessed john duns scotus was the franciscan friar who gave the theological explanation for the immaculate conception in the early 14th century. It is disputed whether he first saw the light in ireland, scotland or england. Peter king, in the cambridge companion to john duns scotus, edited by thomas williams, cambridge university press 2003, 1568. Duns the scot, was a scottish catholic priest and franciscan friar, university professor, philosopher, and theologian. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content john duns scotus on gods foreknowledge and future contingents john duns scotus s best treatment of gods foreknowledge and future contingents is found in distinctions 38. Duns scotus on the reality of selfchange, in selfmotion from aristotle to newton, edited by marylouise gill and jim lennox, princeton university press 1994, 227290.
Dec 25, 2012 duns scotus, john 1265 or 12758, one of the foremost of the schoolmen. The initial revision was probably begun in the summer of 0 see the remarks in question 2 that apparently allude to the battle of homs in 1299, news of which probably reached oxford in the summer of 0. John duns scotus in his opus oxoniense, which, in spite of being a work of extremely personal cast, was outwardly framed as a commentary on the master of sentences. Volume six is the final volume for the distinctions of book 1. Scotus studied philosophy and then theology at oxford beginning some time. I make no pretensions to this page providing a systematic guide to scotist material that is available online. The scholastics, following aristotle, claimed that the conclusion of a syllogism could be no stronger than its weakest premiss, and, hence, all premisses of a demonstrative syllogism must be necessary allan b. John duns scotus, along with bonaventure, aquinas, and ockham, is one of the. The cambridge companion to duns scotus edited by thomas williams university of iowa v. Myohemmin han opetti pariisissa ja viimeksi kolnissa, jossa han kuoli.296 189 1598 800 1313 1617 1551 320 155 672 1601 25 221 456 1026 1138 538 133 1069 1465 1098 980 1260 731 321 771 100 1308 531 734 1101 110 1290