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Title: Die Willenslehre des Duns Scotus im Spiegel seiner Schriften und im Lichte seiner Schüler
Author(s): MÖHLE, Hannes
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 85 Issue: 2 Date: 2018
The central theses of John Duns Scotus’s doctrine of will have been given divergent formulations. For that reason scholars assumed that Scotus changed his opinion over the course of his career. But considering the early testimonies of his teaching activity at Oxford and the very late positions in the Quodlibet and the Collationes Parisienses, and consulting the witnesses of his disciples, the thesis that Scotus held a fundamentally different doctrine at Paris than at Oxford is doubtful, because Scotus’s latest position on this topic corresponds accurately to his early doctrine of the Lectura. The divergent wording in the Reportatio can be explained by a process of examination which is indicated by the colophon of Cod. Vienna 1453 and conducted by the Franciscan Order and not by Scotus himself.