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The Philosophy of Francisco Suárez
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The Philosophy of Francisco Suárez

Benjamin Hill and Henrik Lagerlund

Abstract

During the seventeenth century the Iberian Jesuit Francisco Suárez 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. He contributed across all fields of philosophy, from the natural law, ethics and political theory, to natural philosophy, the philosophy of mind, and philosophical psychology, and most importantly to metaphysics, ontology, and natural theology. Echoes of his thinking reverberate through Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, and beyond. ... More

Keywords: Francisco Suárez, seventeenth-century philosophy, Scholasticism, metaphysics, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, natural philosophy, Jesuits, Iberian philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199583645
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583645.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Hill, editor
The University of Western Ontario

Henrik Lagerlund, editor
The University of Western Ontario

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