- Duns Scotus,John
Duns Sco·tus (dŭnz skōʹtəs), John. Known as “the Subtle Doctor.” 1265?-1308.
Scottish Franciscan friar, philosopher, and theologian whose commentary on Lombard's Sentences challenged influential doctrines of Aquinas, including his optimistic view of reason's ability to attain truth about the divine.
* * *