THE SCOTIST THEORY OF UNIVOCITY
De univocatione doctrina Scotistica
In hac dissertatione scotistica de univocatione doctrina explicatur. Huic doctrinae innixi hi auctores analogiam illam, quae medium quoddam inter univocationem et puram aequivocationem esse putabatur, reiciebant. Quia conceptuum univocatio in eorum perfecta unitate consistit, unitas vero perfectam abstractionem consequitur, notio abstractionis perfectae (quam „per praecisionem“ vocare veteres solebant) in dissertatione daclaratur eiusque ab abstractione imperfecta („per confusionem“), qua secundum Thomistas conceptus analogi oriuntur, differentia illustratur.
The Scotist Theory of Univocity
The article explains the notion of univocity in line with the mature Scotistic doctrine, which plays so crucial a role in the Scotistic rejection of analogy as a middle ground between univocity and pure equivocity. Since univocity of a concept is found to consist in its perfect unity, and the perfect unity of a concept is achieved by means of perfect abstraction, the notion of this so-called abstraction by precision is made clear and contrasted with the so-called abstraction by confusion, by means of which analogical concepts are supposed to be formed by the Thomists.