The problem on individuation, because of its theological implications, was a particularly controversial topic in university circles in the late thirteenth century, particularly at Paris and Oxford The Lectura text translated in this book is from the first bachelor lectures in Oxford by John Duns Scotus on theological issues occasioned by Peter Lombard s Sentences Book Two of Peter s collection of opinions of Fathers of the Church, which served as a university textbook, began with a discussion of angels Scotus tells us Distinction Three treats of the personality of the angels and it was this that prompted him to raise these six questions about the individuation of a material substance. Download Early Oxford Lecture on Individuation author John Duns Scotus – heartforum.co.uk
John Duns, commonly called Duns Scotus c 1266 1308 , is generally considered to be one of the three most important philosopher theologians of the High Middle Ages Scotus has had considerable influence on both Catholic and secular thought The doctrines for which he is best known are the univocity of being, that existence is the most abstract concept we have, applicable to everything that exists the formal distinction, a way of distinguishing between different aspects of the same thing and the idea of haecceity, the property supposed to be in each individual thing that makes it an individual Scotus also developed a complex argument for the existence of God, and argued for the Immaculate Conception of Mary.Duns Scotus was given the scholastic accolade Doctor Subtilis Subtle Doctor for his penetrating and subtle manner of thought He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1993.
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