The Philosophy of Francisco Suarez

Hardcover | February 3, 2012

EditorBenjamin Hill, Henrik Lagerlund

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During the seventeenth century Francisco Suarez was considered one of the greatest philosophers of the age. He was the last great Scholastic thinker and profoundly influenced the thought of his contemporaries within both Catholic and Protestant circles. Suarez contributed to all fields ofphilosophy, from natural law, ethics, and political theory to natural philosophy, the philosophy of mind, and philosophical psychology, and - most importantly - to metaphysics, and natural theology. Echoes of his thinking reverberate through the philosophy of Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, and beyond.Yet curiously Suarez has not been studied in detail by historians of philosophy. It is only recently that he has emerged as a significant subject of critical and historical investigation for historians of late medieval and early modern philosophy. Only in recent years have small sections of Suarez's magnum opus, the Metaphysical Disputations, been translated into English, French, and Italian. The historical task of interpreting Suarez's thought is still in its infancy. The Philosophy of Francisco Suarez is one of the first collections inEnglish written by the leading scholars who are largely responsible for this new trend in the history of philosophy. It covers all areas of Suarez's philosophical contributions, and contains cutting-edge research which will shape and frame scholarship on Suarez for years to come - as well as thehistory of seventeenth-century generally. This is an essential text for anyone interested in Suarez, the seventeenth-century world of ideas, and late Scholastic or early modern philosophy.

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During the seventeenth century Francisco Suarez was considered one of the greatest philosophers of the age. He was the last great Scholastic thinker and profoundly influenced the thought of his contemporaries within both Catholic and Protestant circles. Suarez contributed to all fields ofphilosophy, from natural law, ethics, and politi...

Benjamin Hill received his PhD from the University of Iowa in 2003 and has taught at the University of Western Ontario since 2005. He works mainly on John Locke and seventeenth-century metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. Henrik Lagerlund received his PhD from Uppsala University in 1999 and is currently Associate P...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionI: Background and Influence1. Michael Edwards: Suarez in a Late Scholastic Context: Anatomy, Psychology and Authority2. Roger Ariew: Descartes and Leibniz as Readers of Suarez: Theory of Distinctions and Principle of IndividuationII: Metaphysics3. Christopher Shields: Shadows of Being: Francisco Suarez's Entia Rationis4. Jorge Secada: Suarez on Continuous QuantityIII: Natural Philosophy5. Dennis Des Chene: Suarez on Propinquity and the Efficient Cause6. Helen Hattab: Suarez's Last Stand for the Substantial FormIV: Mind and Psychology7. James B. South: Suarez, Immortality, and the Soul's Dependence on the Body8. Cees Leijenhorst: Suarez on Self-Awareness9. Marleen Rozemond: Unity in the Multiplicity of Suarez's SoulV: Ethics and Natural Law10. Thomas Pink: Reason and Obligation in Suarez11. James Gordley: Suarez and Natural LawBibliographyIndex