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The Singular Voice of Being: John Duns Scotus and Ultimate Difference

Andrew T. LaZella

Abstract

The Singular Voice of Being: John Duns Scotus and Ultimate Difference reconsiders John Duns Scotus’s well-covered theory of the univocity of being in light of his less explored discussions of ultimate difference. Ultimate difference is a notion introduced by Aristotle and known by the Aristotelian tradition, but one that, the book argues, Scotus radically retrofits to buttress his doctrine of univocity. Ultimate difference for Aristotle meant the last difference in a line of specific differences whereby all the preceding differences would be united into a single substance rather than remain a ... More

Keywords: analogy, being, difference, haecceity (haecceitas), John Duns Scotus, metaphysics, medieval philosophy, univocity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823284573
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823284573.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew T. LaZella, author
University of Scranton