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  • He destines them to translation, he subjects them to the law of a translation both necessary and impossible; in a stroke with his translatable-untranslatadble name he delivers a universal reason (it will not longer be subject to the rule of a particular nation), but he simultaneously limits its very universality: forbidden transparency, impossible univocity.

    Jakobson, meet Derrida

  • He argued that it was sufficient for univocity that contradiction would arise when the term was affirmed and denied of the same thing.

    Medieval Theories of Analogy

  • Even for those within the Thomistic tradition, Scotus 'arguments about the univocity of ˜being™ had to be taken seriously.

    Medieval Theories of Analogy

  • In univocity, as Deleuze reads Spinoza, the single sense of Being frees a charge of difference throughout all that is.

    Gilles Deleuze

  • Why should being, conceived of as univocity or immanence, receive the name of "life"?


  • Mohapatra Says: May 17th, 2007 at 11:58 pm The “univocity” of Being assuming “thoughts in the concrete are made of the same stuff as things are” is not the whole story.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The doctrine of univocity rests in part on the claim that "[t] he difference between God and creatures, at least with regard to God's possession of the pure perfections, is ultimately one of degree" (Cross [1999], 39).

    John Duns Scotus

  • I am not qualified to say whether their treatment of, for example, Duns Scotus and the univocity of being is either fair or credible, but their overall story is one that I find compelling.

    Wittgenstein and Radical Orthodoxy

  • Rather than commit to defending mathematical realism by means of ontological univocity, then, some philosophers would rather be mathematical anti-realists and leave the broader ontological issue open.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Central to his rejection of univocity of being is his denial that it is a supreme genus.

    Godfrey of Fontaines


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