Contingency and Freedom Paperback

John Duns Scotus Lectura I 39

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Contingency and Freedom

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This study gives the first English translation of Lectura I 39, a key text of the medieval theologian and philosopher John Duns Scotus (1266--1308), together with an introduction and a commentary. In the history of thought, Scotus is the first scholar to develop a consistent analysis of the basic Christian notions of contingency and freedom. This analysis can be found in his important early work, Lectura I 39, in which the question of whether God has knowledge of future contingents is discussed. Reality is contingent, which means that reality in its factual shape could have been otherwise; God does not rule by determinism nor is He ruled by it -- nor is man, neither is their relationship. This fundamental insight made Christian thought turn away from the ancient conception that everything is (at bottom) necessary. For graduate students, philosophers and theologians.

Contingency and Freedom was published by Springer in December 2010. The ISBN for Contingency and Freedom is 9789048143672.

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Details for Contingency and Freedom

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSpringer (December 2010)
EditionSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
Number of Pages208
Thickness11 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4032830
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