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n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) A follower of (Joannes) Duns Scotus, the Franciscan scholastic (d. 1308), who maintained certain doctrines in philosophy and theology, in opposition to the Thomists, or followers of Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican scholastic.
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61) In making the body prior to the spirit, this expression cleaves to Hopkins's Scotist position on the Incarnation as a phenomenon prior to the creation of mankind (Zaniello, Hopkins, p.
I have tried to reconcile the Scotist thesis that the concepts that refer to pure perfections, transcendentals, and categories, are "univocally used", with the position of Aquinas that (ontologically speaking) there can be only analogy between finite and infinite beings and substances.
7) Francisco Suarez is probably still the most notable adherent of the Molinist position, which he revised amid his massive--many would say, disastrous--attempt to synthesize Thomistic thought with the Scotist school that dominated the Franciscan Order at the time.
15) Humanism's general tendency to keep in abeyance the heritage of medieval culture not only implied a renewed interest in the classics but also the inception of a thoroughgoing critique of scholastic theology, which embraced not only Dominican Thomism but also Scotist and Ockhamist thought.
68) Flint does, however, propose the possibility of mixing models, and seems to favour the Scotist over the Thomistic model while admitting that the former still leaves the orthodox Christian uneasy with its implications.
Subsequent chapters describe the doctrine of the transcendentals within the works of individual thinkers and schools, including the Franciscans, Albertus Magnus, Dietrich of Freiberg, Meister Eckhart, Duns Scotus, the Scotist conception, nominalism, and the Renaissance.
18) Kant, apparently the inventor of an autonomous human morality, in fact perpetuates Scotist divine command theory in the ethical realm.
Today, subjectivity is the opposite to the 'objective' world experienced via the senses--a view that can be traced back to the early Scotist thinking on subjective versus objective truth.
Hubmaier introduced a Scholastic argument in his favor only once--a Scotist argument that he advanced sardonically against Oecolampadius.
Michael Edwards's lucid and erudite account of seventeenth-century Scotist thought concerning time and duration, emphasizes the element of improvization and creative synthesis in late Scholasticism's reception and transmission of its revered authorities: 'many of these authors did not so much inherit Scotus' theory of time, as construct a new version of it' (p.
To mention a few of those offered: we may prefer a Scotist approach (Mary Beth Ingham, though there is preciously little aesthetics here on any definition of the subject, and Bernadette Waterman Ward), or a Thomist one (Gunther Pbltner, splendidly confident in his generous ontology of the beautiful), or a starting-point taken from Hans-Georg Gadamer's phenomenology (Daniel L Tate), or we may angle our view by reference to cultural anthropology married with a post-Modern concern with alterity and theo-eco-feminism (Sigurd Bergmann).
To Scotus more than to any other I owe my interpretation of the world, not that I am a Scotist, God forbid.