John Duns Scotus: Political and Economic Philosophy

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9781576591727: John Duns Scotus: Political and Economic Philosophy

This book provides both John Duns Scotus Latin text for Utrum Poenitens Teneatur Restituere and the English translation, Is a Penitent Thief Bound to Restitution? Both the Latin text and the English translation are provided by Allan B. Wolter as well as a great introduction. Scotus - unlike Thomas Aquinas - never commented on Aristotle's Politics nor did he write any significant political tracts like Ockham. Nevertheless, despite his primary philosophical reputation as a metaphysician, Scotus did have certain definitive ideas about both politics and the morality of the marketplace.

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Allan B. Wolter, O.F.M., an outstanding giant in scholarship on Blessed John Duns Scotus, died November 15, 2006, nine days shy of his 93rd birthday. Fr. Allan occasionally taught philosophy on the campus of St. Bonaventure University during the summers in the 1950s and 1960s. He also returned to campus in 1998 as the first Fr. Joseph A. Doino, O.F.M. Visiting Professor of Franciscan Studies. He retired from active academic life in November 2002, returning to his home province of the Friars Minor of the Sacred Heart (St. Louis, MO), where he joined his friar-brother, Martin Wolter. He moved to the friar s retirement community in Sherman, Illinois, where he lived until requiring hospice care in Springfield, Illinois a few days before his death.

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