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By Mary Beth Ingham

In this much-anticipated paintings, extraordinary authors Mary Beth Ingham and Mechthild Dreyer current an available advent to the philosophy of the 13th century Franciscan John Duns Scotus. in response to their professional wisdom of Scotus, this article brings jointly key insights of Scotus's conception of cognition, metaphysics, and ethics in a complete and unified demeanour. The authors use severe texts and the latest scholarship on Scotus to introduce the complicated imaginative and prescient of the sophisticated health care professional to a large viewers.

This quantity bargains some extent of access into the realm of medieval philosophy and its connection to questions belonging to average theology: the life of God, divine freedom, and perfection. It provides very important old details on Scotus himself, but also at the philosophical context within which he taught. The authors explicate his notion in gentle of the dominant questions of the overdue 13th century.

The integrative and accomplished presentation of the basic components of Scotus's philosophical imaginative and prescient makes this ebook a good source. uncomplicated recommendations are defined for the non-specialist, whereas beneficial discussions of Scotus's conceptions could be precious for these already acquainted with his work.

Mary Beth Ingham is Professor of Philosophy and affiliate educational vp at Loyola Marymount college. as well as various articles and reports, her newest works comprise Scotus for Dunces: An creation to the sophisticated Doctor and The concord of Goodness: Mutuality and ethical residing based on John Duns Scotus. Mechthild Dreyer, writer of diverse works released in German, is Professor of Scholastic Philosophy on the collage of Mainz, Germany. Her contemporary works comprise Scotus's Theoremata (coedited with Hannes Möhle) in Scotus Opera Philosophica, Vol. 2, and Nikolaus von Amiens: Ars fidei catholicae.


"[A] beneficial and readable advent. . . ."- M. Andic, Choice

"Ingham and Dreyer have played a priceless provider to review of medieval notion with the book of The Philosophical imaginative and prescient of John Duns Scotus by way of offering a lucid and finished creation to Scotism. whereas they basically wrote the booklet for the coed commencing to examine Scotus, they write with such readability and perception approximately refined issues in scholastic disputes that much more complex scholars and students will reap the benefits of interpreting this book....[John Duns Scotus] has hardly ever been awarded with better ability and perception than in Ingham and Dreyer's creation to his philosophy." ― Christopher Cullen, Review of Metaphysics

"As an advent to Scotus's ethics in the context of his complete philosophical imaginative and prescient, [this e-book] merits each success." ― Chris Schabel, Speculum

"Students of scholastic theology and philosophy will reap the benefits of analyzing this creation, which supplies a transparent research of the sophisticated Doctor's thought." ― Andrew Rosato, Religious reviews Review

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