By José María Beneyto,Justo Corti Varela

This ebook relies on a global undertaking carried out via the Institute for eu reports of the college CEU San Pablo in Madrid and a seminar on Vitoria and foreign legislations which came about on July 2d 2015 within the convent of San Esteban, where the place Vitoria spent his best years as Chair of Theology on the collage of Salamanca.  It argues that Vitoria not just lived at a time bridging the center a long time and Modernity, but additionally that his options went past the days he lived in, giving us proposal for assembly present demanding situations which could even be defined as “modern” or maybe post-modern.

There has been renewed curiosity in Francisco de Vitoria within the previous few years, and he's now on the centre of a debate on such valuable overseas themes as political modernity, colonialism, the invention of the “Other” and the legitimation of army interventions. a majority of these topics contain Vitoria’s contributions to the formation of the assumption of modernity and glossy overseas law.

The ebook explores thoughts of modernity: one touching on the post-medieval a long time and the opposite to our instances. It discusses the connections among the demanding situations that the hot global posed for XVIth century thinkers and people who we're at the moment dealing with, for instance these on the topic of the cyberworld. It additionally addresses the assumption of overseas legislations and the legitimation of using strength, recommendations which are on the middle of Vitoria’s texts, within the context of “modern” difficulties with regards to a multipolar global and the warfare opposed to terrorism.

This isn't a ancient ebook on Vitoria, yet a really present one who argues the worth of Vitoria’s reflections for modern problems with foreign law.

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