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The Physics of Duns Scotus: The Scientific Context of a Theological Vision

Richard Cross


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 and creative thinker. Natural philosophy, or physics, is one of the areas of his system which has not received detailed attention in modern literature. But it is important, both for understanding Scotus's contributions in theology, and in tracing some important developments in the basically Aristotelian world-view which Scotus and his conte ... More

Keywords: Duns Scotus, Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockham, medieval schoolmen, natural philosophy, theology, Aristotelian world-view, nature of matter, material substance, mass

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269748
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269748.001.0001


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Richard Cross, author
Oriel College, Oxford
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