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session in Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013
48th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Session: Duns Scotus'
The influence of Aristotle’s Categories on
medieval philosophy can hardly be overstated and the last decade’s
scholarship concerning the scholastic reception of this work discloses
markedly different interpretations of the Categories on the part of various
medieval thinkers that, in turn, help us to understand the development of
important philosophical topics well into the sixteenth century. Duns
Scotus’ Categories commentary appears around 1295 and stands out among late
thirteenth-century treatments as quite unusual owing to a variety of
interpretive strategies used by Scotus to develop a scientia
of the categories. This session considers Scotus' seminal work and its
ramifications on subsequent medieval thought, in anticipation of Lloyd
Newton's forthcoming edition of Scotus' Categories Commentary (CUA).
Lloyd Newton (Benedictine College): Scotus on the Species of Quality
Timothy Noone (CUA): Title TBD
Thomas Ward (Loyola Marymount University): Title TBD
Alex Hall (Clayton State University)