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Bibil Identifier bibil:247477
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) John Duns Scotus. Questions on Aristotle's Categories
Author Newton, Lloyd A.
Series The Fathers of the Church. Mediaeval Continuation (Volume: 15)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 39708
Place 23"08/14" DUN7 Quae
Publishing house The Catholic Biblical Association of America
Place Washington, DC
ISBN 978-0-8132-2614-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 343 Pages
height in cm 21
Genre Original
Abstract This work is the first English translation of Scotus's commentary on Aristotle's Quaestiones super Praedicamenta. Although there are numerous Latin commentaries on Aristotle's Categories, Scotus's Questions is one of the few commentaries on the Categories written in the thirteenth century covering all of Aristotle's text, including the often neglected post-praedicamenta, and the only complete Latin commentary available in English. Moreover, unlike many of the commentaries, Scotus's text is one of the last commentaries to be written before the nominalist reduction of the categories to substance and quality. The question format allows Scotus a great deal of liberty to discuss the categories in detail, as well as matters that are only remotely raised by the text. Altogether, the forty-four questions cover the following subjects: questions 1-4 are prolegomena to the work itself and raise the question of its subject matter as well as whether there can be a science of the categories; questions 5-8 deal with equivocals, univocals, and denominatives; questions 9-11 discuss Aristotle's two rules regarding predication and the sufficiency of the categories; questions 12-36 discuss the four main categories treated by Aristotle, namely, substance, quantity, relation, and quality; and the remaining eight questions discuss the post-praedicamenta.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Middle Ages (8th -14th cent.) : John Duns Scotus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Aristotle
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