The Salamanca School

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  • Copyright: 2013-01-17
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers provides comprehensive accounts of the works of seminal conservative thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions - the first series of its kind. Even the selection of thinkers adds another aspect to conservative thinking, including not only theorists but also thinkers in literary forms and those who are also practitioners. The series comprises twenty volumes, each including an intellectual biography, historical context, critical exposition of the thinker's work, reception and influence, contemporary relevance, bibliography including references to electronic resources and an index.

Author Biography

José Moreira is a Professor of Economics at the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.
André Azavedo Alves is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Catholic University of Portugal.

Table of Contents

Series IntroductionSeries Editor's PrefaceChapter 1 - Historical context and intellectual biographyWhat is the 'School of Salamanca'?The political and intellectual context of the School of Salamanca The decline of scholasticismSome key authors of the School of SalamancaFrancisco de VitoriaDomingo de SotoMartín de AzpilcuetaDiego de Covarrubias y LeyaTomás de MercadoBartolomé de las CasasLuis de MolinaJuan de MarianaFrancisco SuárezChapter 2 - Critical exposition Philosophical and political foundations of the School Thomism and Natural Law The European revival of Thomism and the Salamanca School Theological-political disputes Applied political thought Individual rights and the common good The state and the limits of political power Legitimate resistance and tyrannicide Church and state International law and developments in Just War theory The ethical and juridical framework of the market Private property and trade Just price and the subjective theory of value Usury and interest Theories of banking Monetary theory and inflation Taxation and public finance Chapter 3 - Reception and influence of the workThe Salamanca School and the New World A revolutionary sermon in HispaniolaThe social experiments of Bartolomé De Las CasasJust titles and the disputation between Las Casas and SepúlvedaAssessing the legacy of Las Casas and the controversies over the New WorldTheological-political impact and influence on subsequent authorsChapter 4 - Relevance of the work todayPolitical philosophy, law and historyPolitical economy and the ethical foundations of the marketContemporary Catholic Social ThoughtInternational relations and war Concluding remarks BibliographyIndex

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