Lewiston, NY; Queenston, Ontario; Lampeter, Wales: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1999. First Studies in History of Philosophy edition. Hardcover. 915pp. Octavo [24 cm] Pink cloth over boards, with only very minor edge-wear to the spine and covers. Near fine. Item #59718
Studies in History of Philosophy Volumes 50A and 50B. A work presenting translations of vital texts in the debate between John Duns Scotus (1266-1308) and William of Ockham (1285-1347) on universals. Scotus and Ockham are viewed as two of the great philosophers of High Scholasticism. Scotus's unique account of universals and individuation earned him a large following and sparked brilliant counterarguments by Ockham and Thomist opponents. Even with flaws, his argument for the existence of God is perhaps one of the most complicated ever written.