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Ens rationis from Suárez to Caramuel: A Study in Scholasticism of the Baroque Era

Daniel D. Novotny


The influence of the Spanish Jesuit Francisco Suárez (1548-1617) on 17th-century philosophy, theology, and law can hardly be underestimated. This book explores one of the most controversial topics of Suárez’s philosophy: beings of reason. Beings of reason are impossible intentional objects, such as blindness and square-circle. The first part of the book is structured around a close reading of Suárez’s main text on the subject, namely Disputation 54. The chapters are devoted to the questions of the nature, causes, and the division of beings of reason. The second part centers on texts by other o ... More

Keywords: beings of reason, intentional objects, impossible objects, privations, nonbeing, intentional being, Francisco Suárez, Pedro Hurtado de Mendoza, Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Bartolomeo Mastri

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823244768
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823244768.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel D. Novotny, author
University of South Bohemia