Interpreting Suarez

Interpreting Suarez : Critical Essays

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Francisco Suarez is arguably the most important Neo-Scholastic philosopher and a vital link in the chain leading from medieval philosophy to that of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. Long neglected by the Anglo-Saxon philosophical community, this sixteenth-century Jesuit theologian is now an object of intense scholarly attention. In this volume, Daniel Schwartz brings together essays by leading specialists which provide detailed treatment of some key themes of Francisco Suarez's philosophical work: God, metaphysics, meta-ethics, the human soul, action, ethics and law, justice and war. The authors assess the force of Suarez's arguments, set them within their wider argumentative context and single out influences and appraise competing interpretations. The book is a useful resource for scholars and students of philosophy, theology, philosophy of religion and history of political thought and provides a rich bibliography of secondary literature.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139018752
  • 9781139018753

Table of contents

1. Introduction Daniel Schwartz; 2. Fundamentals in Suarez's metaphysics: transcendentals and categories Jorge J. E. Gracia and Daniel D. Novotny; 3. The reality of substantial form: Suarez, metaphysical disputations XV Christopher Shields; 4. Suarez on the ontology of relations Jorge Secada; 5. Suarez's cosmological argument for the existence of God Bernie Cantens; 6. Action and freedom in Suarez's ethics Thomas Pink; 7. Obligation, rightness, and natural law: Suarez and some critics Terence H. Irwin; 8. Suarez on distributive justice Daniel Schwartz; 9. Suarez on just war Gregory M. Reichberg.
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