Marsilius of Padua on Constitution - Dictionary of Arguments
Höffe I 180
Constitution/Marsilius/Höffe: People/Citizenship/eligible voters: The entirety of the citizens, however, does not exercise legislative power directly, but representatively. It delegates its legislative power to the larger and more influential part (maior et valentior pars).
Höffe: As already mentioned, the more detailed explanations of this idea are not clear-cut, for they range from the majority to that representative electoral elite, where one can think of the seven electors who were authorized to elect the emperor at that time. >Democracy/Marsilius.
Höffe I 182
[Marsilius] distinguishes, (...) with reference to Aristotle, the classical state powers of legislation, government and the judiciary. However, he subordinates the judiciary to the exercising power, and the latter to the legislation. In accordance with the idea of the sovereignty of the people, as far as he represents it, Marsilius places the legislature at the head of the public powers. >State/Marsilius, >Governance/Marsilius, >Legislation/Marsilius._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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