(1.) This article is based on my opening paper delivered at the Twelfth International Symposium of the European Branch of the International Consortium of Social Development, in Laeso
, Denmark, September 22-25, 2010.
(28) Ibid., [section]17: "Injuria in statu mere naturali dat laeso
jus libertatis, facultatis potestatisque omnimodae, seu Jus belli in laedentem societatis ruptorem.
His principle of the "matter-soul composite" which is the metaphysical basis of his theory of human emotional reaction, dates back to Tertullian's only work of truly innovative thinking, De Anima: The soul certainly sympathises with the body, and shares in its pain, when ever it is injured by bruises, and wounds, and sores: the body, too, suffers with the soul [porro et animam compati corpori, cui laeso
ictibus vulneribus ulceribus condolescit, et corpus animae], and is united with it (whenever it is afflicted with anxiety, distress, or love) in the loss of vigour which its companion sustains, whose shame and fear it testifies by its own blushes and paleness.