Session 1234: Thomism in the 14th Century: Dearth or Development?
Wednesday 6 July 2016, 14.15-15.45
|Organiser:||Holly Hamilton-Bleakley, Department of Philosophy, University of San Diego|
|Moderator/Chair:||Chris Jones, Department of History, University of Canterbury, Christchurch|
|Paper 1234-a||Hervaeus Natalis and Duns Scotus's Theories of Sameness and Identity|
Index terms: Philosophy, Theology
|Paper 1234-b||Thomist Natural Law Theory after Ockham: Contexts and Concerns|
Index terms: Philosophy, Political Thought
|Paper 1234-c||The Dominican Charism in the Canonisation of Thomas Aquinas|
Index terms: Religious Life, Theology
Thomas Aquinas is hailed today as one of the greatest thinkers of the Middle Ages. However, after his death in 1274, there was a great deal of opposition to his work. Scholars have often told the story of medieval theology and philosophy after Aquinas from the point of view of his critics, from the Condemnation of 1277, to Duns Scotus, William of Ockham and beyond. Yet, much more work needs to be done on how Thomist thinkers responded to the evolving challenges of 14th-century scholastic thought. Thus, this session will consider how various aspects of Thomism developed after Scotus, and also after Ockham, and whether Thomism suffered a kind of ‘dearth’ or ‘decline’ during this time.