Duns Scotus's Theory of Cognition

2016.03.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Richard Cross, Duns Scotus's Theory of Cognition, Oxford University Press, 2014, 224pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199684885.
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2016.03.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Richard Cross, Duns Scotus's Theory of Cognition, Oxford University Press, 2014, 224pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199684885. Reviewed by Henrik Lagerlund, University of Western Ontario John Duns Scotus (c. 1266-1308) is one of the great medieval philosophers, but also one of the most difficult. Very few outside the group of scholars that work on medieval philosophy have probably read more than a few passages by him and fewer still have really tried to penetrate the original Latin writings of Scotus. It does not make it easier that the most important work by Scotus is the various existing versions of his commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, which is not for the faint hearted. It is hence no surprise that much scholarship on Scotus is also obscure, difficult to penetrate and, frankly, hardly worth the time. The work of Richard Cross stands in sharp contrast to this. He is in... Read More

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