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Intuition, Abstraction And The Possibility Of A Science Of God: Durandus Of St. - Pourçain, Gerard Of Bologna And William Of Ockham

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In order to come to a better assessment of the historical significance of Ockham's doctrine of the duplex notitia incomplexa, it may be useful to compare it with similar doctrines which have been developed by authors who have possibly or actually influenced Ockham. This chapter presents a comparison between Ockham and two thinkers who have written slightly before him about the topic of intuitive and abstractive cognition: namely, Durandus of St.-Pourçain, in the first redaction of his Commentary on the first book of the Sentences, and Gerard of Bologna, in his Summa. The distinction between intuitive and abstractive cognition is the main conceptual means by which these authors answer the question of the possibility of having evident knowledge-or true science-about the truths of sacred doctrine. Durandus and Gerard give a negative answer to this question, while Ockham gives a positive one, not without formulating important qualifications though.

Keywords: abstractive cognition; duplex notitia incomplexa; Durandus of St.-Pourçain; Gerard of Bologna; intuitive cognition; sacred doctrine; science of God; William of Ockham



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