David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 78:145-160 (2004)
In this paper, I examine Scotus’s claim that the categories are the subject of a propter quid science. In order to see the significance of this claim, I first trace the development of the idea that the categories are the subject of a science from Martin of Denmark, Peter of Auvergne, and Simon of Faversham. I then turn toDuns Scotus’s account of the categories as the subject of a propter quid science. Throughout the discussion, I concentrate on the fundamental problems confronting anyone who claims that there is a science of the categories: namely, how they, being ten, can have an appropriate unity. Scotus, as we will see, will answer this problem by claiming that the intellect causes a greater unity in second intentions than the corresponding unity that exists in the world. As a consequence, Scotus contends that the categories are the subject of a propter quid science, one that is radically different from the science of metaphysics
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Giorgio Pini (2005). Scotus's Realist Conception of the Categories: His Legacy to Late Medieval Debates. Vivarium 43 (1):63-110.
Richard Cross (2010). Recent Work on the Philosophy of Duns Scotus. Philosophy Compass 5 (8):667-675.
Lloyd A. Newton (2002). Categories and Logic in Duns Scotus. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76 (2):351-354.
Richard Cross (1999). Duns Scotus. Oxford University Press.
Colin Connors (2009). Scotus and Ockham. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 83:141-153.
Timothy Noone (2003). Categories and Logic in Duns Scotus. Review of Metaphysics 56 (4):895-897.
Richard Cross (1998). The Physics of Duns Scotus: The Scientific Context of a Theological Vision. Clarendon Press.
Giorgio Pini (2002). Categories and Logic in Duns Scotus: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Categories in the Late Thirteenth Century. Brill.
Charles Reginald Schiller Harris (1927). Duns Scotus. Oxford, the Clarendon Press.
Michael D. Robinson (2009). Truth in Metaphysics. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83 (4):467-490.
Jan Westerhoff (2004). The Construction of Ontological Categories. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (4):595 – 620.
Martin Heidegger (2009). Supplements to The Doctrine of Categories and Meaning in Duns Scotus. New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy 9:77-90.
Tobias Hoffmann (2010). Duns Scotus’s Action Theory in the Context of His Angelology. In Ludger Honnefelder (ed.), Johannes Duns Scotus 1308–2008: Die philosophischen Perspektiven seines Werkes / Investigations into his Philosophy. Proceedings of “The Quadruple Congress” on John Duns Scotus, part 3. Franciscan Institute Publications; Aschendorff.
Eike-Henner W. Kluge (2008). Scotus on Accidental and Essential Causes. Franciscan Studies 66 (1):233 - 246.
Calvin G. Normore (2003). Duns Scotus' Modal Theory. In Thomas Williams (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus. Cambridge Up. 129-160.
Added to index2011-12-01
Total downloads6 ( #229,925 of 1,410,001 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #38,246 of 1,410,001 )
How can I increase my downloads?