TYPE: Manuscript
COMPONENTS: 397p.,[50]. Vellum binding. With illustrations, some full-page size. Fire brand of a Mexican Church in the text- block.
CONDITION: Dampstain in the lower section of the book. In good condition.
NOTES: According to OCLC there is no record that this current manuscript was ever published or based and extracted from an existing book.

ITEM ID: 3430

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Theology and Philosophy Mexican Manuscript

Year: 1770
Decade: 1770s
Century: 18th (1701-1800)

Unpublished manuscript about the works of one of the most important philosopher-theologian of the High Middle Ages, Duns Scotus (John Duns).  John Duns, O.F.M., commonly called Scotus or Duns Scotus (/dʌnz ˈskoʊtəsˌ ˈskɒtəs/; c. 1266 – 8 November 1308), is generally considered to be one of the three most important philosopher-theologians of the High Middle Ages. Scotus has had considerable influence on both Catholic and secular thought. The doctrines for which he is best known are the “univocity of being,” that existence is the most abstract concept we have, applicable to everything that exists; the formal distinction, a way of distinguishing between different aspects of the same thing; and the idea of haecceity, the property supposed to be in each individual thing that makes it an individual. Scotus also developed a complex argument for the existence of God, and argued for the Immaculate Conception of Mary.Duns Scotus was given the medieval accolade Doctor Subtilis (Subtle Doctor) for his penetrating and subtle manner of thought. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1993.

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