IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 712: The Foundations of Authority in Marsilius of Padua's Defensor pacis

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Politica: Society for the Study of Medieval Political Thought
Organiser:Gerson Moreno-RiaƱo, Political Science Department, Regent University, Virginia
Moderator/Chair:Cary J. Nederman, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
Paper 712-a14th- and 15th-Century Conciliarisms: Marsilius of Padua and Nicholas of Cusa
(Language: English)
Paul E. Sigmund, Department of Politics, Princeton University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought
Paper 712-bThe King of the Locusts Who Destroyed the Poverty of Christ: Pope John XXII, Marsilius of Padua and the Fransiscan Question
(Language: English)
Gabrielle Gonzales, Baylor University, Texas
Paper 712-cMariglio of Padua's Conciliar Doctrine: The Popular Sovereignty Principles and a Biblical Misinterpretation.
(Language: English)
Martin N. Ossikovski, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest

This panel focuses on the foundations of authority in Marsilius’ political thought. Sigmund investigates Marsilius’ conciliarism in comparison to that of Nicholas of Cusa. Aichele investigates the analogy between the soul and the state at the beginning of the Defensor seeking to discover whether or not it simply an analogy or a more substantive premise. Makinen’s paper focuses on Marsilius’ notions of rights with special attention to his understanding of ius, dominium, potestas, and property rights and his reliance upon the medieval tradition of subjective rights