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William of Ockham and John Duns Scotus

Lecture no. 18 from the course: Great Minds of the Medieval World

William of Ockham and John Duns Scotus

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

The work of two remarkable British scholars influenced both philosophical and political thought. Learn about Duns Scotus’s provocative theories on the “univocity” of being and the notion of haecceity, or “thisness.” Grasp how Ockham’s thought anticipates modern ideas about knowledge, language, and the separation of church and state.


June 9, 2017