Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy Feast of Scotus!

Er, or is it an optional memorial in the Archdiocese of Cologne and the Francsican order?

Here's a link to the festivities at the Antonianum.


Asello Guzman said...

Nov. 8, for the Order of Preachers, is the feast of all Dominican saints, which ranks as a solemnity.

Anonymous said...

Happy feast of Duns Scotus.

In the Pius X liturgy calender which was supposed to be a consolidation of the higher liturgy as understood in the Medieval or late medieval period before the reformation, Duns Scotus' feast coincides with the Octave day of the Feast of all saints.

You may wish to put a link to the Academic act of Duns Scotus held at the Antonianum. They have had Tobias Hoffmann as a main speaker - there is an Italian recording of his presentation and some photographs.

Edward Ockham said...

I thought we already had this, or has a year passed without my noticing?

Anonymous said...

I'm curious of something.

Does Scotus' philosophy entail a rejection of Aquinas' Five Ways?

Lee Faber said...

Well, he does think there are exceptions to the rule that everything that is moved is moved by another (such as the will). But he generally ignores the proof from motion. Other than that, I don't think there is anything especially opposed to the five ways.

Brandon said...

His argument for efficient causes is essentially a modally generalized version of the Second Way -- I mean not genealogically but in terms of parallel: every major premise of the Second Way has a corresponding version in at least one of Scotus's use of the argument from efficient cause, allowing for things like the change from actuality to possibility.

But it does raise for me a sort of question about what Scotus says about ingenerability and incorruptibility (the topic of the Third Way). Do you, Lee, or anyone else, know of any places where Scotus discusses these issues (the kinds of issues with ingenerability and incorruptibility that come up in Aristotle's De Caelo)?