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  • noun Scottish theologian who was very influential in the Middle Ages (1265-1308)


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  • This Fool's Day was named after Duns Scotus, a ninth century scholar who created a cone-shaped hat to energize the brain of his foolish students.

    Donna Henes: Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be!

  • So the theologian Duns Scotus came up with another idea: A marriage was consummated only when a priest blessed it.

    Rev. Astrid Storm: Marriage Is Not An Evil Thing

  • So it is no wonder that Duns Scotus suggested the "formal distinction" later, to solve the problem mentioned.


  • This position was attacked by thinkers such as Henry of Ghent, Peter Olivi, and Duns Scotus.

    Medieval Theories of Causation

  • It is why the Blessed Duns Scotus introduced the formal distinction.


  • Duns Scotus, who argued that even if the essentially ordered causes were infinite,

    Cosmological Argument

  • Pierre Tartaret was a French doctor who disputed with Duns Scotus.

    Religio Medici

  • He traces the dissatisfaction with this synthesis back to the nominalism of Duns Scotus in the late Middle Ages, through the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, through the liberal theology of the 19th and 20th centuries, and down to the multiculturalism of today.

    No apologies, please

  • The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus is one of the better examples in that series.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus is one of the better examples in that series.

    Scotus, Heidegger, and Derrida


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