Title El núcleo de la doctrina de Francisco Suárez sobre la resistencia y el tiranicidio
Authors FONT OPORTO, PABLO, FONT OPORTO, PABLO
External publication No
Means Pensamiento
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 2
SJR Impact 0.14000
Area International
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Publication date 01/01/2013
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84893406901
Abstract This article tries to resume the exposition of Francisco Suárez about the problem of the resistance to the tyrant and its interpretation in the scientific doctrine. Suárez distinguishes between two kinds of tyrants: the bad ruler and the usurper. The first only can be murdered in self-defense of proper life or community; the second can be murdered by any person member of the community, on several conditions. Suárez is criticized because the only limits he establishes to political power are resistance and tyrannicide. However, these mean a democratic control really and physically possible in the sociopolitical reality of his days.© PENSAMIENTO, ISSN 0031-4749.
Keywords Civil disobedience; Democracy; Francisco Suárez; Oath of allegiance; Pope's indirect power; Right of resistance; Tyrannicide; Tyranny
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