Friday, October 05, 2007

Looking for Book Titles on Duns Scotus

I’m looking for the top three scholarly books that deal with Duns Scotus specifically, and the scholastic(?) idea of the “two powers” of God generally. Any recommendations?


Lee Faber said...

there aren't really a top 3 on Scotus...his works are still being edited, and scholars generally just write articles. Gilson's "jean duns scot" suffers from the same problem as richard Cross's "Duns Scotus" in that they create almost an ahistorical picture by constantly comparing everything scotus said to aquinas. There is also Antonie Vos's recent book, 'the philosophy of duns scotus" which is mostly about syncronic contingency as the ultimate key to scotus's work, but he does have a lengthy summary of 20th century scholarship. If you read those three, and take what they said as necessarily being representative of scotus, you should be al right.

as for the two powers, I think William courtenay did a book specifically on that during the 80's

Gerald said...

thanks Lee, this is helpful.


Sancho Panza said...

Some reading for your quest lad

Duns Scotus on the Will and Morality, Allan B.Wolter (1986?)

The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus By Antonie Vos

Gerald said...

Thanks, Sancho.

Mateo said...

Courtenay's books is Capacity and Volition.