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Duns Sco·tus(dŭnz skō′təs), John Known as "the Subtle Doctor." 1265?-1308.
Scottish Franciscan friar, philosopher, and theologian whose commentary on Peter Lombard's Sentences challenged Thomas Aquinas's view of reason's ability to attain truth about the divine.
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Duns Scotus(ˈdʌnz ˈskɒtəs)
(Biography) John. ?1265–1308, Scottish scholastic theologian and Franciscan priest: opposed the theology of St Thomas Aquinas. See also Scotism
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Duns Sco•tus(dʌnz ˈskoʊ təs)
John ( “Doctor Subtilis” ), 1265?–1308, Scottish scholastic theologian.
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