Wadding 1639

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Ioannis Duns Scoti Doctoris Subtilis Ordinis Minorum Opera omnia. Editio Lucae Waddingi. 12 vols. Lugduni (Lyons): Sumptibus L. Durand, 1639. This is a well-known and widely used edition of the works of Duns Scotus, commonly known as the Wadding edition, published by Luke Wadding in 1639. Although it contains a number of spurious works, this is still a standard text for many of Scotus’s writings, the Vatican critical edition being some way from completion. Wadding's edition also remains valuable for the scholia, parallel citations and commentaries by 16th century Scotists, including MacCaughwell, Hickey, Lychetus, Ponce, and others. It was published in Lyon in 1639, after four years of work.

It was revised and enlarged (adding the spurious Tractatus de perfectione statum) by L. Vives (1891-1895). Paris, in 26 vols. This is known as the Wadding-Vivès text or just the Vivès edition.



Spurious works

The following works in Wadding are thought to be spurious:

  • Grammatica speculativa (Thomas of Erfurt)
  • Questiones in librum I et II priorum Analyticorum Aristotelis
  • Questiones in librum I et II posteriorum Analyticorum Aristotelis
  • Expositio et quaestiones in VIII libros Physicorum Aristotelis (Wadding II)
  • Metereologicorum libri quatuor
  • De Quaestionibus Scoti in Libros 10 et 12 Metaphysicos (Wadding IV)
  • Expositio et quaestiones in XII libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis seu Metaphysica textualis (Antonius Andreas)
  • Conclusiones utilissimae ex libris Metaphysicorum Aristotelis collectae (Gonsalvo di Spagna) (Wadding IV)
  • Quaestiones disputatae de rerum principio (Vital du Four) (Wadding III)
  • Quaestiones miscellenae de formalitatibus (except first question which contains the ‘logica Scoti’).
  • De cognitione Dei tractatus imperfectus


  • Ioannis Duns Scoti opera omnia. Editio nova, juxta editionem Waddingi XII tomos continentem - reprint by Vives, Paris 1891-5
  • Reprinted in facsimile Hildesheim, Georg Olms Verlag 1968
  • Reprinted in facsimile, Gregg International Publishers, Hants 1969

See also


  1. spurious - by Thomas of Erfurt
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  5. spurious (Vital du Four)
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  9. According to Thomas Williams, “the Collationes represent disputations in which Scotus participated at Oxford and Paris. Dumont notes that "The Collationes are perhaps the least studied of Scotus's theological works, yet the fact that Scotus himself refers to them several times in the course of revising his Ordinatio indicates their importance." He argues that the Oxford Collationes were disputed either during Scotus's exile from Paris in 1303-04 or at some time between 1305 and his death in 1308. (32) The Paris Collationes were presumably disputed at various times between 1302 and 1307”
  10. this is the work of Scotus’ commentator, Antonius Andreas.
  11. Note that what Wadding calls Reportatio 1 is actually Book 1 of the Additiones magnae.
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