Francisco de Vitoria

Francisco De Vitoria

Francisco de Vitoria

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Francisco de Vitoria, OP (Francisco de Victoria; c. 1492 – 12 August 1546)Cath. Enc. was a Spanish Renaissance Roman Catholic philosopher, theologian and jurist, founder of the tradition in philosophy known as the School of Salamanca, noted especially for his contributions to the theory of just war and international law. He is considered by some scholars the "father of international law", though most reject this view. Pagden's introduction to the Cambridge edition of Vitoria's Political Writings, for instance, argues 'uch a notion is anachronistic, since the concept of an "international law" has its origins in the "modern" natural-law theorists, notably Hugo Grotius, Samuel Pufendorf, and John Selden...Vitoria's account of the ius gentium, furthermore, occupies only a small part of his total work, and is not entirely consistent.'Woods, Thomas. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, p 5-6. (Washington, DC: Regenery, 2005); ISBN 0-89526-038-7.Because of Vitoria's conception of a "republic of the whole world" (res publica totius orbis) he recently has been labeled "founder of global political philosophy". : Die Begr√ľndung der globalpolitischen Philosophie. Zu Francisco de Vitorias "relectio de indis recenter inventis" von 1539. Berlin 2009. (256...
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