Duns Scotus | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by William A. Frank

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Duns Scotus.
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Critical Essay by William A. Frank

SOURCE: Frank, William A. “Duns Scotus's Concept of Willing Freely: What Divine Freedom beyond Choice Teaches Us.” Franciscan Studies 42, no. 20 (1982): 68-89.

In the following essay, Frank analyzes the conjunction of freedom and necessity in Scotus's understanding of divine will.

The claim that God enjoys a volition that is simultaneously free and necessary challenges the standard meaning of willing freely that is anchored in the condition of a choice between alternatives.1 It has been claimed before that Duns Scotus' assertion of the compatibility of freedom and necessity in volition proves critical to a proper understanding of his voluntarism. Alluding to this teaching is one way of fulfilling the obligation encumbent on a reader of Duns Scotus to counter an entrenched tendency in the received history of philosophy that sees in Scotus' doctrine...

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