The Philosophical Vision of John Duns Scotus: An

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They resorted often to non-literal methods of interpretation such as allegory, justifying their practice by appeals to the ancient rabbis, who themselves had used forms of non‑literal exegesis of Scripture. Such equations have important applications in the modelling of dynamic phenomena. Scholastic thought was less interested in discovering new facts and principles than in demonstrating the truth of existing beliefs. We might accept as credible the traditional account that scientific and medical texts were the earliest works to be translated into Arabic.

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Publisher: Catholic University of America Press; First edition (July 1, 2004)

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