Duns Scotus and William of Ockham

duns ScotusEarly Christian philosophers such as Duns Scotus and William of Ockham were very much opposed to Thomas Aquinas’s scholastic views. Aquinas would say that human beings have natures and there are things that make humans good and things that make humans evil. Through man’s reason we find that hating God or murdering other humans do not help us flourish human beings. Scotus and Ockham believed that there are absolute truths in the universe that we must adhere to because God tells us to, not because we reason that things to be evil. They said that murdering is only evil because God deems it so. If God deemed murdering acceptable then there would be no problem with killing people left and right according to Scotus and Ockham. Thus Scotus and Ockham believed that things are only evil because God says so not because men can reason that certain things are evil.

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