Notes to the English translation of Ordinatio I.3
Both Jonathan Barnes´translated works of Aristotle might be useful to you to follow the arguments employed by Scotus.
The pdf version is definitely a good working instrument.
This link directs you to the online works of Aquinas in English and Latin. Useful working tool.
Useful text to make the point on illuminationism and on the background of John Duns Scotus.
More focused on illumination, if you are curious, this paper
synthesises the concept from Augustine to Scotus´day
English Translation by Bob Pasnau of Aquinas' text
Commentary to Aquinas, qq. 75-89
for today, please read until the 5th argument for univocity (until §44).
It would be nice if some of you could synthesize the first 3 arguments
and then we might move on examining together the last two.
It is anyway better if you read them previously.
the assignement for today is §45-63.
It seems a lot, but: you can loosely read §45-55, which replies to Henry under the form of notes,
and jump (and focus on more) to 56-63.
I indicated what comes first, which is basically a hint to the next issue of the intellect's first object as
the place where univocity's functioning will prove to be consistent, so that you can follow the order
of the arguments.
Also, for Cristof, who offered himself to read the text: don't worry for the quantity of the pages,
you can read the text and highlight what seems to you noteworthy as the prosecution of what
we have read together so far.
See you soon,
below you find the paragraphs to read for today.
You will find them rather easy, for I have already mentioned them in the past.
If you have troubles and as a commentary, I also recommend Pasnau's entry
on "Cognition" in The Cambridge Companion to Scotus.
please bring last time's handout with you.
If you can go through it, it is even better (esepcially the
See you tomorrow,