Political Power, Tyranny and Common Good in Francisco Suarez
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political community
power
transfer of power
resistance
School of Salamanca

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Juri, Y. (2019). Political Power, Tyranny and Common Good in Francisco Suarez. Isonomía - Revista de Teoría y Filosofía del Derecho, (50). https://doi.org/10.5347/50.2019.153

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This paper outlines Suárez’s doctrine on the exercise of sovereign power in the ideological context of the so–called School of Salamanca, focusing on the feasibility of resistance to it, in cases of tyranny and linking such resistance to the fundamental key of the political community that is the common good, to which the sovereign power is subject to. We are interested in confronting this doctrine with that of an author contemporary to Suarez and considered a classic for his contributions to the notion of sovereignty of the Republic, as was Jean Bodin, with his Six Books of the Republic.