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Chapter 7 - Duns Scotus on matter and form

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 December 2021

Giorgio Pini
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Fordham University, New York
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Like any good Aristotelian, Duns Scotus held that human beings share this feature with a large section of the created world. This essay provides an in-depth presentation and assessment of some crucial aspects of Duns Scotus’s contribution to the later medieval debate on hyomorphism, including his views on the existence and nature of prime matter, the plurality of substantial forms in a material substance, and the nature of animate substances.

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Interpreting Duns Scotus
Critical Essays
, pp. 149 - 166
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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