The Peace Ethics of Domingo de Soto

Dom­in­go de Soto (1495-1560) repres­ents, as a mem­ber of the School of Sala­man­ca, an important point of the deve­lo­p­ment of poli­ti­cal ethics on its way into the modern Age. His rich litera­ry work is joint­ly respon­si­ble for the wide-ranging influ­ence of the tea­chings of the Spa­nish late scho­lastics. In diver­se papers he takes a posi­ti­on both on con­tem­pora­ry poli­ti­cal events of the time and on fun­da­men­tal theo­lo­gi­cal ques­ti­ons.

The aim of the dis­ser­ta­ti­on is to sys­temi­se de Soto’s wri­tings on peace and war, to inter­pret them in the con­text of his theo­lo­gi­cal sche­ma and, from this, to recon­struct a peace ethics clas­si­fi­ca­ti­on sche­me. This should con­tri­bu­te to a bet­ter under­stan­ding of his asser­ti­ons about peace and war.

Pro­ject Rese­ar­cher: Dr. Anni­ca Grimm