Título The core of Francisco Suarez's doctrine about resistance and tyrannicide
Publicación externa No
Medio Pensamiento
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil SJR 2
Impacto SJR 0.14000
Ámbito Internacional
Fecha de publicacion 01/09/2013
ISI 000329888200009
Abstract This article tries to resume the exposition of Francisco Suarez about the problem of the resistance to the tyrant and its interpretation in the scientific doctrine. Suarez 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. Suarez 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.
Palabras clave Francisco Suarez; right of resistance; tyrannicide; democracy; tyranny; oath of allegiance; Pope's indirect power; civil disobedience
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