Secundus Liber Do Joanis Duns Scotti Medieval Philosophy Antiquarian Rare Book
Secundus Liber Do Joanis Duns Scotti Medieval Philosophy Antiquarian Rare Book:
Joanis Duns Scotti ( ~1265-1308 ) was a Franciscan monk his work it is scholastic metaphysics in Latin. The "subtle doctor " was much regarded by the medieval mind. John Duns, commonly called Duns Scotus "Duns the Scot", was a Scottish Catholic priest and Franciscan friar, university professor, philosopher, and theologian. He is one of the three most important philosopher-theologians of Western Europe in the High Middle Ages together with Thomas Aquinas and William of Oakham. Scotus has had considerable influence on both Catholic and secular thought. The doctrines for which he is best known are the "univocity of being", that existence is the most abstract concept we have, applicable to everything that exists; the formal distinction, a way of distinguishing between different aspects of the same thing; and the idea of haecceity, the property supposed to be in each individual thing that makes it an individual. Scotus also developed a complex argument for the existence of God, and argued for the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Source Wikipedia. Joanis Duns ScotusSecundus Liber doctoris Subtilis Fritris. Joanis Duns Scoti ordinis Minorum super sententias..Printed by John Granion, 1513, Quarto – Small Folio, HC. Two volumes bound into one with two title pages for each volume. 2nd Book & 3rd Book only. Lovely early 17th century leather boards, decorated in incised work. Spine repaired at some time? Gilt title and raised bands. Remains of clips or ties on front cover and four small brass nails on back cover. Remains of what is likely a brass hinge. Front-end boards have at one stage been detached and recently conserved by Barbara Schmelzer (Sydney). Title page is highly decorative with occult symbols and printer’s device. The page has many signatures and ornate writing of the various owners who obviously treasured this book. Internal pages are clear and printing is in wonderful condition printed in two registers. With many different hands in fine script of notations on the text, throughout the book. Occasionally and rather charmingly small fingers are drawn pointing you to important parts of the text. Back page is completely covered in notations in fine script writing.Joanis Duns Scotus (1266-1308) also known as Doctor Subtilis, (the subtle Doctor) was a Scottish Catholic Franciscan friar. A university professor of philosophy and a theologian. He was beatified in 1993 by Pope John Paul II. This work, his most famous was known as a commentary on Peter Lombard’s “Sentences”, this scholastic metaphysical text on the univocity of being, of individual nature (haecceity) and an argument for the existence of god. Lombard’s text was used as a starting point for the “subtle doctor’s” original discussions on topics of theological and philosophical interest were common at this time and this work is one of the most famous. Ankh Antiquarian Books has been selling fine Egyptology since 1989 and you can buy with confidence with my 100% response with no negatives ever since 2003.