This article riconsiders the evolution of Scotus’s position about the first and most adequate object of the human intellect in some of Scotus’s works. I also try to demonstrate that only Scotus’s last solution to the problem of the first and most adequate object of human intellect is coherent with his epistemology. This solution represents a point of departure from Avicenna’s thought and shows the decreasing importance of the univocity of being in the characterization of the first and most adequate object of the human intellect. Finally, I point out that being as the first and adequate object of the human intellect is not a product of a psychological abstraction, but it is present originally in the human memory and intellect as the condition of possibility for human knowledge and science.

This article riconsiders the evolution of Scotus's position about the first and most adequate object of the human intellect in some of Scotus's works. I also try to demonstrate that only Scotus's last solution to the problem of the first and most adequate object of human intellect is coherent with his epistemology. This solution represents a point of departure from Avicenna's thought and shows the decreasing importance of the univocity of being in the characterization of the first and most adequate object of the human intellect. Finally, I point out that being as the first and adequate object of the human intellect is not a product of a psychological abstraction, but it is present originally in the human memory and intellect as the condition of possibility for human knowledge and science.

Duns Scotus on the First Object of the Human Intellect. From the ens univocum to the ens possibile

SOLIANI, GIAN PIETRO
2015

Abstract

This article riconsiders the evolution of Scotus’s position about the first and most adequate object of the human intellect in some of Scotus’s works. I also try to demonstrate that only Scotus’s last solution to the problem of the first and most adequate object of human intellect is coherent with his epistemology. This solution represents a point of departure from Avicenna’s thought and shows the decreasing importance of the univocity of being in the characterization of the first and most adequate object of the human intellect. Finally, I point out that being as the first and adequate object of the human intellect is not a product of a psychological abstraction, but it is present originally in the human memory and intellect as the condition of possibility for human knowledge and science.
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