FRANCISCO SUREZ (1548-1617) happiness does not consist in possessed many things but in the mode of enjoy them, even though they are less. Francisco Suarez the voice of the more modern of the SCHOLASTICS Suarez was the most modern of the Scholastics and the more scholastic of the moderns. Heir of the entire school, knew how to take it to its most advanced point of ripeness; After he soon will be the decline of the ancient millenary tradition. But the projection of doctor eximius was intense and lasting. In the Catholic media, he had numerous disciples and was continued by a Pleiad of teachers. For Protestants, it was a model for a long time. The great Andalusian philosopher is present even in the bosom of the new philosophy of the Baroque age and after the illustration.
His thinking occupies an important place in Spanish thought and constitutes a capital rotation in the evolution of global speculation. Francisco Suarez was born in Granada on 5 January 1548. He was very soon tonsured; student in Medina of the Field and then in Salamanca, where he followed the courses of Mancio of Corpus Christi, Juan de Guevara y Enrique Henriquez, in 1564 entered the society of Jesus, where he received the teachings of Andres Martinez. Shortly afterwards he was Professor in Segovia, Salamanca, Valladolid and Alcala. Called to Rome and 1580, he remained there for five years, very attached to Bellarmine and the Pope. Returning to Spain, he taught at Alcala, where his first books behaved difficulties by the Dominicans censors. In 1593, rejoined Salamanca, where he taught with one ever-increasing brilliance: in the Jesuit College of the Aspirancy wrote, in 1597, his masterpiece, the disputations metaphysicae. In this same year, appointed the Professor of Primo de Coimbra at the behest of Felipe II, implemented there for a long time salmantino thought until 1615 that earned his retirement, marching to Lisbon, two years before his death in that city September 25, 1617.