Friday, October 8, 2010
In a recent post on Dr. Feser's blog, a commentator asked why Scotus could be considered a classical theist if he held univocity. Consulting my own blog, I realized that while I had criticized numerous contemporary accounts of univocity (fr. Barron, Turner, the Cambridge Phantasists, etc.), I had given no alternative of my own. So, lest I be accused of only tearing down and not building up, I will attempt to write a series on Scotus' basic positions and the arguments he makes for them (remember, Thomas Williams already has an online summary). These will take a while, and I make no promises of ever finishing, but here's a preliminary list.
I. natural knowledge of God.
II. existence of God
III. object of the intellect, certitude, further problems of univocity
IV. divine simplicity
V. divine attributes
VI. the will (probably will end up as a separate series)