Title Obediential potency in Francisco Suarez' De beatitudine
External publication No
Means Espiritu
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 4
Area International
Publication date 01/01/2020
ISI 000610104500004
Abstract The aim of this article is to introduce Francisco Suarez's definition of obediential potency in the context of one of his first essays: De beatitudine. When analysing this notion, we are able to understand the link between deity and human agency, and also give account of Suarez's progressive distancing from Aristotle and Aquinas. His conception of obediential potency manifests the novelty of his philosophical system, where human autonomy and will are highlighted, and, at the same time, it represents the confluence point of his metaphysical, theological and ethical theses.
Keywords Obediential potency; Freedom; Causality; Beatitude
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