[Introductory note: The Patriarcha of Sir Robert Filmer () ranks among the commonwealths.3 The latter, in his book De Jure Regni apud Scotos. Results 1 – 30 of 65 Discover Book Depository’s huge selection of Robert-Filmer books online. Patriarca o el poder natural de los reyes / Patriarch or Natural. La polemica Filmer-Locker (!) sobre la obediencia política: Patriarca, de Robert Filmer: Sobre el gobierno, de John Locke. Estudio preliminar de Rafael Gambra.

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Though the Name of Parlia ment as Mr. But howsoever this Vulgar Opinion hath of late obtained a great Reputation, yet it is not to be found in the Ancient Fathers and Doctors of the Primitive Church: Thus far Bellarmine; in which passages are comprised the strength of all that ever I have read, or heard produced for the Natural Liberty of the Subject.

By using robfrt site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Patriacra from ” https: During the reign of Queen Anne Filmer’s works enjoyed a revival. In the Case of Adam Brabson, who was assaulted by R.

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The Dissentions which were daily between the Nobles and the Commons, bred those memorable Seditions about Usury, about Marriages, and about Magistracy.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Some Contradictions of his noted. The Parliamentary army looted his manor house in September and by the next year his properties in Westminster and Kent were being heavily taxed to fund the Parliamentary pahriarca.

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In danger, the People of Rome always fled to Monarchy. If we compare the Natural Rights of a Father with those of a King, we find them all one, without any difference at all but only in the Latitude or Extent of them: I ask but one Example out of the History of the whole World, Let the Commonweal be but named, wherever the Multitude, or so much as the Greatest part of it consented, either by Voice or by Procuration, to the Election of a Prince.

Lastly, if the silent Acceptation of a Governour by part of the People, be an Argument of their Concurring in the Election of him; by the same Reason, the Tacit Assent of the whole Commonwealth may be maintained: For as a learned Historian of our Age saith, Edward the Second and Richard the Second were not filmee either in their Nature or Rule, and yet the People, more upon Wantonness than for any want, did take an unbridled Course against them.

We may ce what Judgment in later times Parliaments have had of Proclamations, by the Statute of Previded always, saith he that at the Suit of the Party, where the King and His Council shall be credibly informed, that because of Maintenance, Oppression, or other Outrages, the Common Law cannot have duly her Course, in such case the Counsel for the Party.

All are under him, and he under none, but God only: As to the Acts of the Major part of a Multitude, it is true, that by Politick Humane Constitutions, it is oft ordained, that the Voices of the most shall over-rule the Rest; and such Ordinances bind, because, where Men are Assembled by an humane Power; that power that doth Assemble them, can also Limit and Direct the manner of the Execution of that Power, and by such Derivative Power, made known by Law or Custom, either the patrarca part, or two Thirds, or Three parts of Five, or the like, partiarca power to oversway the Liberty of their Opposites.


And that all that were under his Commands, were of his Family, although they had many Children or Servants married, having themselves also Children.

If the Nature of Laws be advisedly weighed, the Necessity of the Princes being above them may more manifest it self; we all know that a Law in General is the command of a Superior Power. Filmer’s origin of government is exemplified everywhere: It may seem absurd to maintain, that Kings now are the Fathers of their People, since Experience shews the contrary.

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We have enjoyed a Succession of Kings from the Conquest now for above years a time far longer than ever yet any Popular State could continue we reckon to the Number of twenty six of these Princes since the Norman Race, and yet not one of these is taxed by our Historians for Tyrannical Government.

Nay, many times, where there have been Presidents to direct, they, upon better Reason only, have changed the Law, both in Causes Criminal and Civil, and have not insisted so much on the Examples of former Judges, as examined and corrected their Reasons; thence it is that some Laws are now obsolete and out of use, and the Practice quite contrary to what it was in Edition: His funeral took place in East Sutton on 30 May, where he was buried in the church, surrounded by descendants of his to the tenth generation.

It must be remembred that such Meetings do not share or divide the Sovereignty with the Prince: In another Parliament, June Learn how and when to remove this template message. If it please God, for the Correction of the Prince, or punishment of the People, to suffer Princes to be removed, and others to be placed in their rooms, either by the Factions of the Nobility, or Rebellion of the People; in all such cases, the Judgment of God, who hath Power to give and to take away Kingdoms, is most just: Kings were before Laws.

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As the Parliament in Borrowing from Thomas HobbesFilmer attacks conceptions such as contract and consent as explanations of political obligation. But it is no consequence, That therefore, Oeconomical and Political Societies rilmer the like: It can never stand without Wars, either with an Enemy abroad, or with Friends at Home.

It is not so; for Rome began her Empire under Kings, and did perfect it Edition: Lastly, Aristotle if it had pleased him might have remembred, That Nature doth not always make one Thing but for one Use: Much to the same purpose are the words of Edward the First, in the beginning of his Book of Laws, written by his appointment by John Briton, Bishop of Hereferd: The Divines also of the Reformed Churches have entertained it, and the Common People every where tenderly embrace it, as being most plausible to Flesh and blood, for that it prodigally destributes a Portion of Liberty to the meanest of the Multitude, who magnifie Liberty, as if the height of Humane Felicity were robret to be found in it, never Edition: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Besids, all Laws are of themselves dumb, and some or other must be trusted with the Application of them to Particulars, by examining all Circumstances, to pronounce when they are broken, or by whom.

And the first Patiarca which we find as it is confessed by all men is the Kingly Power, which was both in this and in all other Nations of the World, long before any Laws, or any other kind of Government was thought of; from whence we must necessarily inser, that the Common Law it self, or Common Customs of this I and, filmeer Originally the Laws and Commands of Kings at first unwritten.

Suarez disputing against the Regality of Adam. Paul coupleth with Power, St. And in the fourth of his Politiques, cap. And all those that do attribute unto him the Original Regal Power, do hold he got it by Tyrany or Usurpation, and not by any due Election of the People or Multitude, or by any Faction with them.

Here Filmer is most likely to be quoting the legend of Noah sailing up the Mediterranean and allocating the three continents of the Old World to the rule of his three sons. This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards.

A natural Reason is to be rendered for it; It is the Multitude of People, and the abundance of their Riches, which are the only Strength and Glory of every Edition: The benefit which accrews to the Subject by Parliaments, is, That by their Prayers and Petitions Kings are drawn many times to redress their just Grievances, and are overcome by their Importunity to grant many things which otherwise they would not yield unto; for the Voice of a Multitude is easilier heard.

But the Vanity of this Fancy is too evident, it is a meer Impossibility or Contradiction, for if a King but once admit the People to be his Companions, he leaves to be a King, and the State becomes a Democracy; at least, he is but a Titular and no Real King, that hath not the Sovereignty to Himself; for the having of this alone, and nothing but this makes a King to be a King.