[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 polĂ­tica: Patriarca, de Robert Filmer: Sobre el gobierno, de John Locke. Estudio preliminar de Rafael Gambra.

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Robert Filmer

For whereas is mentioned the taking of the Tenth; it cannot agree well to a Tyrant, who observes no Proportion in fleecing his People. First, He saith, that by the law of God, Power is immediately in the People; hereby he makes God to be the immediate Author of a Democratical Estate; for a Democrasy is nothing else but the Power of the Multitude. Consider whether the Cruelty of all the Tyrannical Emperours that ever ruled in this City, did ever spill a quarter of the Blood that was poured out in the last hundred Years of her glorious Commonwealth.

He bought the porter’s lodge at Westminster Abbey for use as his town house. In all these Statutes it is necessarily implyed, that Complaints upon just Causes might be moved before the King and His Council. Yet still the Authority that is in any one, or in many, or in all these, is the only Right and natural Authority of a Supream Father. This Lordship which Adam by Command had over the whole World, and by Right descending from him the Patriarchs did enjoy, was as large and ample as the Absolutest Dominion of any Monarch which hath been since the Creation: Though the Name of Parlia ment as Mr.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He must remember, That the Profit of every Man in particular, and of all together in general, is not always one and the same; and that the Publick is to be preferred before the Private; And that the force of Laws must not be so great as natural Equity it self, which cannot fully be comprised in any Laws whatsoever, but is to be left to the Religious Atchievement of those who know how to manage the Affairs of State, and wisely to Ballance the particular Profit with the Counterpoize of the Publick, according to the infinite variety of Times, Places, Persons; a Proof unanswerable, for the superiority of Princes above Laws, is this, That there were Kings long before there were any Laws: El argumento de Filmer es sencillo: And therefore we find, that God told Cain of his Brother Abel, His Desires shall be subject unto thee, and thou shalt rule over him.


This distinction is found most evident in Deut.

Patriaeca hath this Kingdom been miserably wasted with Civil War, but neither of them occasioned by the Tyranny of any Prince. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Patriarcha, or the Natural Power of Kings – Online Library of Liberty

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. Fallitur egregio quisquis sub Poincipe oredit.

Sometimes he would give a whole Country, or the whole Revenues of certain Cities, unto Women for their Beauties, or to pleasant Jesters, Minstrels, or wicked Slaves made free.

I know no means by the Law of Nature.

Views Read Edit View history. If any think Edition: Their Opinion was, that he ptriarca not to be committed, for that the Commons did not charge him with any particular Offence, but with General Reports and Slanders.

Meaning he should earn his Privileges, by doing the work for Edition: A Cambridge Alumni Database. Now if a private person make a Robeert, either with Oath or without Oath, he is no further bound than the Equity and Justice of the Contract ties him; for a Man may have Relief against an unreasonable and unjust Promise, if either Deceit, or Error, or Force, or Fear induced him thereunto: Raleigh confesses, all those Inconveniences and Miseries which are reckoned by Samuel as belonging to Kingly Government, were not Intollerable, but such as have been born, and are still born, by free Consent of Subjects towards their Princes; Nay filker this day, and in this Land, many Tenants by their Tenures and Services are tyed to the same Subjection, even to Subordinate and Inferiour Lords: BY conferring these Proofs and Reasons drawn from the Authority cilmer the Scripture, it appears little less than a Paradox which Bellarmine and others affirm of the Freedom of the Multitude, to chose what Rulers they please.


God doth but use and turn mens Unrighteous Acts to the performance of his Righteous Decrees. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Filmer died on or about 23 May Let us be judged by the History even of our own Nation: For an Heir there always is.

Nor did the People give any Limited Power to Solon, but an Absolute Jurisdiction, at his Pleasure to Abrogate and Confirm what he thought fit, the People never challenging any such Power to themselves: But let it be supposed for Truth, that Kings do swear to observe all the Laws of their Kingdom, yet no man can think it reason that Kings should be more bound by their Voluntary Oaths than Common Persons are by theirs.

This work of right Application of Laws is not a thing easie or obvious for ordinary capacities; but requires profound Abilities of Nature, for the beating out of the Truth, witness the Diversity, and sometimes the contrariety of Opinions of the learned Judges, in some difficult Points.

Robert Filmer – Wikipedia

It may be demanded what becomes of the Right of Fatherhood, in Case the Crown does escheat for want of an Heir? Whether Laws were invented to bridle Tyrants.

Filmer’s influence can be measured by the fact that patriarcq Locke At the First they chose two Annual Consuls instead of Kings. One while the Senate made Laws, another while the People.

Get to Know Us. And had he pleased to have suffered his Excellent Discourse called Patriarcha to appear in Publick, it would Edition: If this Argument be good, we shall find very many Statutes of the same kind, for ve Assent of the Commons was seldom mentioned in the Elder Parliaments.