Duns Scotus | Criticism

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SOURCE: Dumont, Stephen D. “The Propositio Famosa Scoti: Duns Scotus and Ockham on the Possibility of a Science of Theology.” Dialogue 31, no. 3 (summer 1992): 415-29.

In the following essay, Dumont considers Scotus's contention that theology is a science in a verifiable, Aristotelian sense, and contrasts this view with William of Ockham's repudiation of Scotus's argument.

Duns Scotus's famous proposition was first attacked in a short polemical treatise attributed to Thomas of Sutton.1 By the time of Ockham, the proposition was known as the propositio famosa, so called by Walter Chatton,2 Ockham's colleague at Oxford and London, who defended it against Ockham's lengthy critique.3 At Paris, during the same period, it was called the propositio vulgata and was used approvingly by Francis of Meyronnes,4 Peter of Navarre5 and Durandus St. Pourçain.6 This “famous proposition” was so controverted because on...

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