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Varieties of Distinction

Isabel Iribarren

in Durandus of St Pourcain: A Dominican Theologian in the Shadow of Aquinas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282319
eISBN:
9780191603426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282315.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the accounts which various scholastic theologians gave of a notion central to medieval discussions of the Trinity, that ... More


The Substance–Accident Model (2) Giles of Rome and his Opponents

Richard Cross

in The Metaphysics of the Incarnation: Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244362
eISBN:
9780191697357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244362.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines a group of thinkers who accept the substance-accident model for the hypostatic union, but whose views are directly informed by the results of a detailed debate between them on ... More


Henry of Ghent—Authority, Obedience, and Resistance

M. S. KEMPSHALL

in The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207160
eISBN:
9780191677526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207160.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Henry of Ghent's moral and political philosophy. It discusses the ramifications of the controversy over Ad fructus uberes where disputes between secular masters and mendicant ... More


Henry of Ghent—Self-Love and Inclusion

M. S. KEMPSHALL

in The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207160
eISBN:
9780191677526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207160.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Henry of Ghent's theology and writing. It notes that when Henry does consider the common good of human society in abstract terms, it is in this context, not of metaphysics, but ... More


Esse Theories of Subsistence

Richard Cross

in The Metaphysics of the Incarnation: Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244362
eISBN:
9780191697357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244362.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

According to Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, and Giles of Rome, esse is the mark of subsistence. Giles is unequivocal in positing esse as the solution to the subsistence problem: a subsistent nature can be ... More


Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

JT Paasch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

According to the doctrine of the Trinity, the Father, Son, and Spirit are supposed to be distinct from each other, and yet be one and the same God. As if that were not perplexing enough, there is ... More


The Plurality of Forms

Richard Cross

in The Physics of Duns Scotus: The Scientific Context of a Theological Vision

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269748
eISBN:
9780191683787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269748.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the plurality of forms. The discussion starts with the theories of Scotus's opponents, Aquinas and Henry of Ghent, and Scotus's ... More


Categories

Robert Pasnau

in Metaphysical Themes 1274–1671

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567911
eISBN:
9780191725449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567911.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter introduces the Aristotelian theory of the ten categories, and considers various scholastic interpretations of the theory. The central divide is between those who regard the categories as ... More


Causality and Cognition: An Interpretation of Henry of Ghent’s Quodlibet V, q. 14

Martin Pickavé

in Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262748
eISBN:
9780823266586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262748.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Martin Pickavé delves into the intricacies of Henry’s theory of intelligible species, one of the centerpieces of Aquinas’s theory of intellectual operations. Henry firmly denies that species are ... More


Henry of Ghent

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Henry of Ghent offered a provocative answer to the question: how is a divine person produced? Henry insists (against Peter Lombard) that the Father must produce the Son or Spirit from materials––or ... More


Henry of Ghent on Powers

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter discusses Henry of Ghent’s ontology of powers. Henry affirms that the powers of a thing are based on certain of its constituents, but he goes further and insists that powers are also ... More


Henry of Ghent on Powers in the Godhead

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Henry of Ghent maintains that although powers need to be based on something, they need not be based on change. The question, then, is this: what is the basis for the internal productive powers and ... More


Being is Said in Many Ways

Andrew LaZella

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284573
eISBN:
9780823286294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284573.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 1 introduces the main topics of univocity, equivocity, and analogy, in general and more specifically with respect to being. What does it mean to say that being is univocal with respect to God ... More


Conclusion

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter summarizes what Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham each have to say about the question of divine production. Henry insists that the divine essence plays the role of ... More


Scotus against Henry

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

John Duns Scotus was critical of Henry of Ghent’s theory that the divine essence plays the role of materials in the Son’s and Spirit’s productions. This chapter examines two of Scotus’s most ... More


Ockham against Henry

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Ockham thinks Henry of Ghent is wrong about this issue too. When Henry says “the divine essence is the material” of divine production, he must mean this either literally or figuratively. It cannot be ... More


Scotus against Henry

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Scotus entirely rejects Henry of Ghent’s theory of powers in the Godhead. For Scotus, the divine essence needs no “determination” to serve as the source of power for some activity. On the contrary, ... More


Abstractive Cognition (2): Intelligible Species

Richard Cross

in Duns Scotus’s Theory of Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199684885
eISBN:
9780191765162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684885.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the place of Scotus in relation to medieval theories of intelligible species and phantasms (imaginative representations of cognitive objects). Scotus argues, against Henry of ... More


‘A Claim on Their Gratitude’: Portrait Panels in the New Library of the Sorbonne

Thomas Sullivan, OSB

in History of Universities: Volume XXXI / 2

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198835509
eISBN:
9780191873157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835509.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on the individuals immortalized in the portrait panels in the new library of the Collège de Sorbonne. Built on a north-south axis, the long sides of the new library’s upper floor ... More


Ockham against Henry

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Like Scotus, Ockham rejects Henry of Ghent’s theory that relationships somehow constitute a power. For those relationships would either have to be connections drawn only in the mind, or they would ... More


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