A Companion to Francisco Suarez by Victor M. Salas, Robert L. Fastiggi

By Victor M. Salas, Robert L. Fastiggi

A significant other to Francisco Suarez examines the concept of scholasticism s medical professional eximius in its entirety: either philosophically and theologically. the various so much unique beneficial properties of Suarez s concept are pointed out and evaluated in mild of his rapid historic context. What emerges from the reviews contained during this quantity is the image of a philosopher who's profoundly steeped within the riches of divergent faculties of concept and but who manages to discover his personal particular voice so as to add to the refrain of scholasticism."

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Prol. (ed. Vivès, vol. 5, p. 326). 2 (ed. Vivès, vol. 5, pp. 326–327). 10 (ed. Vivès, vol. 24, p. 688). 1 (ed. Vivès, vol. 5, p. 8 (ed. Vivès, vol. 24, pp. 205–206): “In the same way, once the State is formed, the submission of individuals to the sovereign ruler or public power is natural insofar as it Political Thought And Legal Theory In Suárez 37 declaration that man is naturally free, and in fact only subject to his Creator. ”35 Moreover, this point is confirmed for Suárez by reference to the Fathers of the Church, who proposed that man had been created naturally free, and only received directly from God the power to exert his mastery over irrational creatures; this leads to the conclusion that the right of certain men to subjugate other men has its origin in sin,36 or in the conflict between men.

176). 11 (ed. Vivès, vol. 24, p. 689). Political Thought And Legal Theory In Suárez 39 obligation proper to the civil law exists in each nation in relation to the historic and conventional institution of the realm, and in relation to the contract established between the governed and the governing in each. Written laws (and it is precisely this that constitutes their force), or previously customs, may introduce a constancy of rules in the face of the historical development, which provides a cure for the fallibility of human memory.

Vivès, vol. 24, p. , II, 17 (ed. Vivès, vol. 24, p. 3 (ed. Vivès, vol. 5, p. 223). Political Thought And Legal Theory In Suárez 31 opening the need for a moral point of reference: one which shows that the State has the increase of well-being as its primary purpose, and that the law is only an institutional means for attaining this end. Nevertheless, such an opposition cannot hide the need for placing the law as the legal act at the basis of the State, while still affirming the fulfillment of the law as simultaneously a function of the State; this law, given to man as the ultimate point of reference before the existence of a historic and earthly power, cannot be subject to modification by the latter.

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