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Duns Scotus’s Theory of Cognition

Richard Cross


This book provides the first complete and detailed account of Duns Scotus’s theory of cognition, tracing the processes involved in cognition, from sensation, through intuition and abstraction, to conceptual thought. It provides an analysis of the ontological status of the various mental items (acts and dispositions) involved in cognition, and a new account of Scotus on nature of conceptual content. It offers a novel, reductionist, interpretation of Scotus’s view of the ontological status of representational content, as well as new accounts of Scotus’s opinions on intuitive cognition, intelligi ... More

Keywords: Duns Scotus, cognition, intuitive cognition, abstractive cognition, intelligible species, consciousness, representational content

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199684885
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684885.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Cross, author
University of Notre Dame