Could it really have been otherwise? Historiographical implications of the POTENTIA ABSOLUTA and ORDINATA debate

Riccardo Fedriga

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The aim of this paper is to resume the debate about the theological concepts of potentia Dei absoluta and potentia Dei ordinata, not starting from the point of view of necessity, bound to divine action and the established order of the world, but rather from contingency. Thanks to the establishment of the Ockhamist position and the theological revolution of Duns Scotus. Thanks to the establishment of the Ockhamist position and the theological revolution of Duns Scotus, contingency becomes one of the most important topics of the XIV century debates.

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History of ideas; potentia absoluta; potentia ordinata; Duns Scotus; William of Ockham; Contingentia

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2421-4124/6522

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