86. critical evaluation of john duns scotus’s view
2. Why does John Duns Scotus hold that we can be certain with respect to knowledge of our own acts? Give a critical evaluation of his view.
Length: 800 words; do not submit essays that exceed 800 words. Bibliography and title page
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n? “Is personal criticism required?”: All philosophical writing should exhibit a critical
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you the pros and cons of a given position. The criticism is supposed to be personal, insofar as
you are expected to take a stand, i.e. to argue for an opinion.
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