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Ideas of John Duns Scotus, by Text

[Scottish, 1266 - 1308, Born at Duns, Scotland. Taught at the University of Paris. Known as 'Doctor Subtilis'.]

1298 Lectura
I.17.2.4 p.208 'Unity' is a particularly difficult word, because things can have hidden unity
1300 In Praed.
15.1 p.607 Substance is an intrinsic thing, so parts of substances can't also be intrinsic things
1301 Oxford Commentary on Sentences
II.12.1.14 p.101 Matter and form give true unity; subject and accident is just unity 'per accidens'
1302 Ordinatio
p.53 If things were singular they would only differ numerically, but horse and tulip differ more than that
p.53 If only the singular exists, science is impossible, as that relies on true generalities
p.222 The haecceity is the featureless thing which gives ultimate individuality to a substance
II d3 p1 q2 n48 p. What prevents a stone from being divided into parts which are still the stone?
III.2.2 p.591 It is absurd that there is no difference between a genuinely unified thing, and a mere aggregate
IV.11.3 p.139 We distinguish one thing from another by contradiction, because this is, and that is not
IV.11.3 p.582 Two things are different if something is true of one and not of the other
IV.12.1 p.196 Accidents must have formal being, if they are principles of real action, and of mental action and thought
1304 In Metaphysics
III n. 116 p.125 Substance is only grasped under the general heading of 'being'
V.5-6 n91 p.241 Are things distinct if they are both separate, or if only one of them can be separate?