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By John Llewelyn

The early medieval Scottish thinker and theologian John Duns Scotus shook conventional doctrines of universality and particularity by way of arguing for a metaphysics of 'formal distinction'. 1000s of years later, why did the 19th-century poet and self-styled thinker Gerard Manley Hopkins locate this progressive instructing so beautiful?

John Llewelyn solutions this question by way of casting mild on quite a few neologisms brought through Hopkins and divulges how Hopkins endorses Scotus' declare that being and life are grounded in doing and willing.

Drawing on glossy responses to Scotus made by means of Heidegger, Peirce, Arendt, Leibniz, Hume, Reid, Derrida and Deleuze, Llewelyn's personal reaction exhibits why it'd be a pity to consider that the rewards of analyzing Scotus and Hopkins can be found basically to people who proportion their theological presuppositions.

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