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  • noun Plural form of Scotist.


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  • Among philosophers and theologians, Scotists quarrel with Thomists, nominalists with realists, Platonists with Peripatetics.

    Desiderius Erasmus Nauert, Charles 2008

  • Ideas are not formally distinct in God, as some Scotists would argue, but only extrinsically and objectively distinct.

    Marsilius of Inghen Hoenen, Maarten 2007

  • Scarce two great scholars in an age, but with bitter invectives they fall foul one on the other, and their adherents; Scotists, Thomists, Reals, Nominals, Plato and

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • Scotists, Thomists, Reals, Nominals, &c., and so perhaps that of St. [6582] Austin may be verified.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • Thomists and Scotists, who limited themselves to the discussion of the minima and of chemical composition merely with philosophical concepts such as actual, potential, form, etc., the Averroists make efforts to express in a more scientific way the relation between the forms of the elements and the form of the com - pound.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas A. G. M. VAN MELSEN 1968

  • For my own part I conceive the Christians would do much better if instead of those dull troops and companies of soldiers with which they have managed their war with such doubtful success, they would send the bawling Scotists, the most obstinate

    In Praise of Folly c. 1466-1536 1958

  • The apostles also confuted the heathen philosophers and Jews, a people than whom none more obstinate, but rather by their good lives and miracles than syllogisms: and yet there was scarce one among them that was capable of understanding the least “quodlibet” of the Scotists.

    In Praise of Folly c. 1466-1536 1958

  • And these most subtle subtleties are rendered yet more subtle by the several methods of so many Schoolmen, that one might sooner wind himself out of a labyrinth than the entanglements of the realists, nominalists, Thomists, Albertists, Occamists, Scotists.

    In Praise of Folly c. 1466-1536 1958

  • They detest and abominate sin, but let me not live if they could define according to art what that is which we call sin, unless perhaps they were inspired by the spirit of the Scotists.

    In Praise of Folly c. 1466-1536 1958

  • And as in theology, I am quite prepared to embrace Thomists, and Scotists, and

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan


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