This Companion to the Spanish Scholastics offers a much-needed survey of the entire field of early modern Spanish scholastic thought. The volume introduces main themes and contexts of scholastics inquiry (theology, philosophy, ethics, politics, economics, law, science and the senses) through close examination of a wide range of texts, debates, methods, and authors, as well as in-depth discussion of the relevant literature. Each chapter includes a useful bibliography and serves as point of departure for future research. The volume not only draws the sum of existing research, but also challenges established notions and breaks new ground.
Contributors: Fernanda Alfieri, Harald Braun, Paolo Broggio, Alejandro Chafuen, Wim Decock, Fernando Domínguez Reboiras, Thomas Duve, Petr Dvořák, Giovanni Gellera, Juan Manuel Gómez Paris, Christophe Grellard, Miroslav Hanke, Ruth Hill, Harro Höpfl, Nils Jansen, Vincenzo Lavenia, Thomas Marschler, Fabio Monsalve, Thomas Pink, Rudolf Schüssler, Daniel Schwartz, Leen Spruit, Toon Van Houdt, María José Vega, and Andreas Wagner.
Harald Ernst Braun, D.Phil. Oxon. (2001), is Reader in European History (1300–1700) at the University of Liverpool. He has published widely on early modern Catholic, especially Spanish political thought and culture.
Erik De Bom, Ph.D. (2009, KU Leuven) is Research Fellow at that university. He has published on the history of political thought in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, early modern intellectual history and Renaissance humanism.
Paolo Astorri, Ph.D. (2018, KU Leuven) is Postdoctoral Researcher in Legal History at the University of Copenhagen, Centre for Privacy Studies. His book Lutheran Theology and Contract Law in Early Modern Germany (ca. 1520–1720), published in Brill’s new series Law and Religion in Early Modern Period, won the REFORC book award in 2020.
List of Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors
Introduction Harald E. Braun
Part 2 Contexts
1 Theology Christophe Grellard
2 Managing Dissent María José Vega
3 Law Thomas Duve
Part 3 Theology
4 Grace Paolo Broggio
Part 4 Philosophy
7 Logic Petr Dvořák and Miroslav Hanke
8 Natural Philosophy Giovanni Gellera
9 Psychology Leen Spruit
Part 5 Ethics
10 Final Causation in Jesuit Thought Finality and Nature and Normative Power Thomas Pink
11 Love, Marriage, and Sexuality in Spanish Scholastic Thought Fernanda Alfieri
12 Probabilism and Casuistry Rudolf Schüssler
Part 6 Politics
13 Church and State Harro Höpfl
14 Jus Post Bellum in the Spanish Scholastics Statism and Individualism Daniel Schwartz
Part 7 Economics
15 Usury and Interest Toon van Houdt and Fabio Monsalve
16 Just Pricing Alejandro Chafuen
17 Taxation Vincenzo Lavenia
Part 8 Law
18 Between Cosmopolitan Citizens and Sovereign Nations International Law According to the Spanish Scholastics Andreas Wagner
19 Contract Law in Early Modern Scholasticism Wim Decock
20 The Doctrine of Restitution (Restitutio) Nils Jansen
Part 9 Science and the Senses
21 Scholastics and Novatores Juan Manuel Gómez Paris
22 The New World and the Problem of Race Ruth Hill
All interested in early modern intellectual history, especially the history of political and social thought, law, theology, ethics, philosophy, economics, and science as well as the history of early modern Catholicism and the Catholic church. Keywords: scholasticism, humanism, second scholastic, Catholicism, empire, theology, politics, law, ethics, economics, philosophy, early modern science, Counter-Reformation, Reformation, early modern Spain, early modern Iberia, School of Salamanca.