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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! 2010

  • 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 2010

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

    Clarification 2009

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

    Medieval Theories of Causation White, Graham 2009

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

    Clarification 2009

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

    Cosmological Argument Reichenbach, Bruce 2008

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

    Religio Medici 2007

  • 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 Argent 2006

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

    Archive 2005-10-01 Tusar N Mohapatra 2005

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

    Scotus, Heidegger, and Derrida Tusar N Mohapatra 2005


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