Duns Scotus

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John Duns Scotus
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The Subtle Doctor
Born c. 1266
Duns, Coonty o Berwick, Kinrick o Scotland
Died 8 November 1308
Cologne, Electorate o Cologne, Haly Roman Empire
Alma mater Varsity o Oxford[1][2]
Era Medieval filosofie
Region Wastren Filosofie
Schuil Scholasticism
Voluntarism
Medieval realism
Main interests
Metapheesics, theology, logic, epistemology, ethics
Notable ideas
Univocity o bein, haecceity as a principle o individuation, Immaculate Conception o the Virgin Mary
Blessed John Duns Scotus, O.F.M.
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A statue o John Duns Scotus bi Frank Tritchler in the Public Park in the toun o Duns erectit in 1966
Releegious an priest
Veneratit in Catholic Kirk
Beatified 20 Mairch 1993, Vatican Ceety by Pape John Paul II
Major shrine Franciscan Kirk, Cologne, Germany
Feast November 8

John Duns, commonly cried Duns Scotus (c. 1266 – 8 November 1308), is generally considered tae be ane o the three maist important filosofer-theologians o the Heich Middle Ages.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Hugh T. Kerr, Readings in Christian Thought: Second Edition, Abingdon Press, 2010: "Duns Scotus (c. 1264-1308)".
  2. He has long been claimed as a Merton alumnus, but there is no contemporary evidence to support this claim and as a Franciscan, he would have been ineligible for fellowships at Merton (see Martin, G. H. & Highfield, J. R. L. (1997). A History of Merton College. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 53).
  3. Thegither wi Thomas Aquinas an William o Ockham. See, e.g., the Plato.Stanford.edu articles "Duns Scotus" and "William of Ockham"