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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)
n
(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)
n.
John ( “Doctor Subtilis” ), 1265?–1308, Scottish scholastic theologian.
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We cannot cling solely to the Bonaventurian origin of Franciscan thought, even though the "Seraphic Doctor" (Bonaventure) gives birth to or will found both the "Subtle Doctor" (Duns Scotus) and the "Venerable Doctor" (William of Ockham) in their respective origins.
More centrally, though, this study shows how the Subtle Doctor develops his thought along a consistent line, from theology through metaphysics to logic, that has as its centerpiece an argument for production in the divine.
Heidegger in his conservative Roman Catholic youth earned his habilitation in 1915 with a dissertation on "Duns Scotus's Doctrine of Categories and Meaning," although Heidegger's commentary was on a text now believed probably written by a mere follower of Scotus rather than the subtle doctor himself.