John Duns Scotus on Parts, Wholes, and Hylomorphism

2015.02.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas M. Ward, John Duns Scotus on Parts, Wholes, and Hylomorphism, Brill, 2014, 200pp., $128.00 (hbk), ISBN 9789004278318.
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2015.02.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas M. Ward, John Duns Scotus on Parts, Wholes, and Hylomorphism, Brill, 2014, 200pp., $128.00 (hbk), ISBN 9789004278318. Reviewed by Robert Pasnau, University of Colorado Boulder This new monograph, based on the author's PhD dissertation at UCLA, offers a close analytic study of Scotus's metaphysics of substance. Thomas Ward makes some original and important contributions to his subject, which I will come to below, but it should be said at the start that only a dedicated aficionado of medieval metaphysics is likely to persevere through his intricate discussions. Ward takes for granted a readership that is both well-versed in the nuances of medieval Aristotelianism and already motivated to work through its considerable complexities. It is perhaps characteristic of PhD dissertations in general that they offer a fairly narrow window onto the material they encompass, but the fault is particularly noticeable. . .

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