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The physics of Duns Scotus : the scientific context of a theological vision

Author: Richard Cross
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text contains detailed discussion and analysis of Dun Scotus's accounts of the nature of matter and the structure of material substance. His views on these matters are sophisticated and highly original.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Duns Scotus; John Duns Scotus; John Duns Scot; John Duns Scotus; Johannes Duns Scotus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Cross
ISBN: 0198269749 9780198269748
OCLC Number: 38738807
Description: xv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Physics and Duns Scotus --
2. Prime Matter --
3. Substantial Form --
4. The Plurality of Forms --
5. Composite Substance --
6. Accidents and Accidental Unity --
7. Quantity and Continuity --
8. The Metaphysics of Continuity --
9. Quantity: Change and Mass --
10. Quality: Unity, Degree, and Change --
11. Place and Space --
12. Motion, Time, and Continuity --
13. The Reality of Time --
App. The Metaphysics of Generation and Corruption.
Responsibility: Richard Cross.
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Duns Scotus, along with Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham, was one of the three most talented and influential of the medieval schoolmen, and a highly original thinker. This book examines the  Read more...

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