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    While working on various medieval philosophers, I have noticed an affinity between their remarks on the reasonableness of accepting propositions that are not matters of proof and strict deduction and St. John Henry Newman’s remarks that we accept unconditionally and rightly everyday ordinary propositions without calibrating them to demonstrable arguments. In particular, Cardinal Matthew of Aquasparta and Blessed John Duns Scotus both claim there is a sense in which assent to everyday proposition…Read more
  • The Philosophy of William of Ockham: In the Light of its Principles (review)
    Review of Metaphysics 54 (4): 927-929. 2001.
    In this outstanding work, Fr. Armand Maurer has produced a study of Ockham’s philosophy that is evidently the product of years of reflection and analysis. The masterful command that Maurer has of the relevant primary and secondary sources, the adroit manner in which he marshals those sources to argue for a particularly delicate point of interpretation, and, above all, the clarity of his English prose distinguish the work as both a contribution to scholarship and an excellent resource for those j…Read more
  • Duns Scotus. Volume 1 in the series Great Medieval Thinkers (review)
    Review of Metaphysics 54 (3): 650-650. 2001.
    In this delightful and handy introduction, Professor Richard Cross of Oriel College, Oxford University, has provided students, researchers, and general readers with a guided tour to the theology of John Duns Scotus. Written in a direct and concise style, the volume allows readers to follow Scotuss rather sophisticated argumentation with remarkable ease. As Cross himself remarks in his preface to the volume, his intention is to construct an overview of Scotuss theological thought for the ordinary…Read more
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    Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized (review)
    Review of Metaphysics 49 (2): 430-430. 1995.
    In this book, John Rist aims to give a "fresh perspective" on the entire range of Augustine's thought so that Augustine may speak to us more readily. To the mind of the present reviewer, Rist has indeed succeeded in doing just that, although the contemporary perspective provided is largely one derived from the renewed interest taken by Anglo-American philosophers in the history of ancient and medieval philosophy; within the programmatic limits of such a perspective, the author has accomplished h…Read more
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    In this preliminary volume of the forthcoming edition of Richard Fishacre’s opus magnum, his Commentary on the Sentences, Professor Long and Dr. O’Carroll review in an informative and engaging manner Fishacre’s life and writings. Composed of five chapters supported by a substantial bibliography and graced with an appendix, the volume treats successively Fishacre’s life, painstakingly reconstructed from local archival, episcopal, and royal records, the range of his writings, the scope of the Sent…Read more
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    In this, the second edition of his classic study, Albert Zimmermann has once again provided scholars with a remarkable collection of otherwise unavailable texts along with penetrating studies on that perennial metaphysical question: what is the subject of metaphysics. As indicated by the title, Zimmermann’s treatment of the medieval discussion on the object of metaphysical knowledge ranges over the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, covering authors from the generation of Richard Rufus and Rog…Read more
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    Duns Scotus’ Early Oxford Lecture on Individuation (review)
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 70 (3): 448-450. 1996.
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    Saint Bonaventure
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2008.
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    Nature, Freedom, and Will
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81 1-23. 2007.
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    La philosophie au XIIIe siècle
    Review of Metaphysics 48 (1): 172-174. 1994.
    In this second revised edition of his now classic history of thirteenth-century philosophy, the late Canon Van Steenberghen has given philosophers and historians of philosophy a masterful restatement of his fundamental outlook on thirteenth-century philosophy. Drawing upon the research of a lifetime and fully cognizant of recent contributions to the field, Van Steenberghen defends in a combative and engaging style the soundness of his interpretations and his historical categorizations, while tra…Read more
  • Willelmus de Montoriel, Summa libri Praedicamentorum
    with Robert Andrews
    Cahiers de l'Institut du Moyen-Âge Grec Et Latin 64 63-100. 1994.
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    Editor’s Introduction
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (1): 1-6. 2011.
    It is my pleasure to present here ten essays devoted to one of the greatest of medieval philosophers, St. Bonaventure. Quite often, Bonaventure is mentioned prominently within histories of medieval philosophy only to be subsequently ignored; his thought is usually deemed too mystical or theological for serious philosophical reflection and analysis. I am happy to say that the present collection shows Bonaventure’s thought as engaging worthwhile issues both in the medieval and in the contemporary …Read more
  • Review (review)
    The Thomist 63 481-485. 1999.
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    Thomas Wylton's Question on the Formal Distinction as Applied to the Divine
    with Lauge Olaf Nielsen and Cecilia Trifogli
    Documenti E Studi Sulla Tradizione Filosofica Medievale 14 327-388. 2003.
    La prima parte dello studio presenta una panoramica sulla vita e l'opera di Wylton, l'indagine poi verte sulla struttura e il contesto dottrinale della quaestio in esame , ed infine sulla dottrina della distinzione formale qui esposta. L'ampia appendice presenta un'edizione della quaestio, tradita nel ms Vat. Borgh. 36
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    John Duns Scotus, Questions on the Metaphysics of Aristotle (ca. 1300)
    In Jorge J. E. Gracia, Gregory M. Reichberg & Bernard N. Schumacher (eds.), The Classics of Western Philosophy: A Reader's Guide, Blackwell. pp. 167. 2003.
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    Duns Scotus, Metaphysician
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 72 (3): 471-473. 1998.
  • Review (review)
    The Thomist 64 313-320. 2000.
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    Nature, Freedom, and Will: Sources of Philosophical Reflection
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81 1-23. 2007.