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By Anthonie Vos Jaczn., Henri Veldhuis, Aline H. Looman-Graaskamp, E. Dekker, Nico W. den Bok

ISBN-10: 9048143675

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This learn provides the 1st English translation of Lectura I 39, a key textual content of the medieval theologian and thinker John Duns Scotus (1266--1308), including an advent and a observation. within the historical past of notion, Scotus is the 1st student to improve a constant research of the fundamental Christian notions of contingency and freedom. This research are available in his very important early paintings, Lectura I 39, within which the query of no matter if God has wisdom of destiny contingents is mentioned. truth is contingent, because of this truth in its authentic form might have been in a different way; God doesn't rule by means of determinism neither is He governed through it -- neither is guy, nor is their courting. This primary perception made Christian proposal draw back from the traditional belief that every thing is (at backside) precious.
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May una diferencia de género y no de grado. No se trata de que el mono haga dibujos absur­ dos y, en cambio, el hombre los haga razonables. No es que el mono marque el comienzo del arte de la representación y el hombre continúe su tarea perfeccionándola. El mono no hace nada de eso: ni lo empieza, ni manifiesta el menor signo de comenzarlo. Antes de que el primer débil trazo se plasme en el arte, una línea de origen extraño se cruza en su camino. Hay otro destacado escritor que, al comentar los dibujos de renos atribuidos a los hombres del neolítico, no duda en afirmar que tras aquellas pinturas no se trasluce ningún pro­ pósito religioso, lo que lo lleva a concluir que aquellos hom­ bres no practicaban la religión.

Unico entre los animales, siente la necesidad de alejar su pensamiento de las realidades fundamentales de su propio ser corporal, de ocultarlas en la posible presencia de una realidad superior que es causa del misterio de la ver­ güenza. Podemos considerar estas cosas como algo laudable en cuanto natural en el hombre o censurarlas como algo arti­ ficial en la naturaleza, pero en cualquiera de los casos no deja de ser algo único. Es un hecho constatado por el instinto po­ pular que llamamos religión, mientras no se vea contaminado por los pedantes, especialmente por los infatigables defenso­ res de la «Vida Sencilla»: los más sofistas de todos los sofis­ tas son los gimnosofistas.

Si pensáramos que una inteligencia no humana o impersonal podría haber captado desde el primer momento la naturaleza general del mundo no humano lo suficiente para darse cuenta de que las cosas evo­ lucionarían de la forma en que lo hicieron, no habría habido nada en todo ese mundo natural que dispusiera esa inteligen­ cia a enfrentarse a una novedad tan antinatural. A dicha inte­ ligencia, con bastante certeza, el hombre no le habría pare­ cido algo semejante a una manada de entre cien en busca de pastos más ricos, o una golondrina de entre cien surcando cielos extraños en verano.

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