Scandal and moral demandingness in the late scholastics

Daniel Schwartz*

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Abstract

This paper examines the views of a number of late scholastic moral theologians, with emphasis on Francisco Suárez, about the limits of the duty to refrain from those otherwise permissible actions which make it difficult for people to choose uprightly. In so doing, the paper singles out and analyses a number circumstantial factors capable of excusing ordinary agents for giving others an occasion of sin.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)256-276
Number of pages21
JournalBritish Journal for the History of Philosophy
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Mar 2015

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Keywords

  • Francisco Suarez
  • late scholastics
  • laxism
  • overdemandingness
  • scandal

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