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Author(s): Silva, Paula Oliveira e
Title: Suárez's doctrine on the nature of passions: Medieval precedents and the announcement of modernity [A doutrina suareziana sobre a natureza paixões : Antecedentes medievais e prenúncios de modernidade]
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: This paper analyzes the doctrine of Francis Suárez (1548-1617) on emotions, as it is stated in his De passionibus. In the first Disputation of the treatise, Suarez survey the Ancient and Patristic thesis on emotions, following the authorities quoted by Thomas Aquinas in his Summa Theologiae, I-IIae, q. 22. He then criticizes Aquinas' doctrine of emotions which stressed the real distinction between concupiscible and irascible powers of the soul. In contrast, Suárez defends the Scotistic doctrine which states the foundation of both powers in the same tendency of the soul for the good. This controversy seems to reprise the medieval discussion between thomistics and scotistics schools, on emotions. However, Suarez's analysis goes behind this discussion and states that emotions are the action of a vital movement of the spirit and that philosophical and medical contemporary literature might shed light on this issue.
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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