Book Series Textes et Etudes du Moyen Âge, vol. 72

Scholastica Colonialis: Reception and Development of Baroque Scholasticism in Latin America, 16th-18th Centuries

Roberto Hofmeister Pich, Alfredo Santiago Culleton (eds)

  • Pages: 338 p.
  • Size:165 x 240 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2017

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-55200-2
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This volume offers a significant overview of authors, works and characteristics of philosophy in Latin America in the 16th - 18th centuries, i.e. essentially "colonial scholasticism": this is actually a remarkable chapter in the history of Baroque or Modern scholasticism.


Roberto Hofmeister Pich, PhD. in Philosophy at the University of Bonn / Germany, Professor of Medieval Philosophy at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre - RS, Brazil; Alfredo Santiago Culleton, PhD. in Philosophy at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul / Porto Alegre - RS, Brazil, Professor of Medieval Philosophy at the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, São Leopoldo - RS, Brazil.


This volume is a collection of studies on Latin American scholasticism originally presented at the Fourth International Conference of Medieval Philosophy at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 12-14, 2012. These essays provide a significant overview of authors, works and areas of interest associated to scholastic thought in the 16th-18th centuries, focusing particularly on Latin American or European-born authors whose philosophical and theological careers were significantly set in Latin American soil and, due to their education, reveal a profound acquaintance with European philosophical theories and problems. The reception and development of Medieval thought in Baroque scholasticism, the connections between European philosophy, mainly Iberian scholasticism, and philosophical-theological debates in the “New World,” and the revisiting by Latin American scholars of Medieval schools of thought and theoretical patterns taught in Europe, prompted by the encounter with several peoples living in the new continent and the search and justification for models of colonization, are some of the relevant issues discussed in here. The studies collected in this volume place colonial scholasticism in the history of ideas by letting authors and their writings speak for themselves.


Prof. Dr. Luis Bacigalupo (PUC-Perú), An Essay on Rhetorics, Probabilism and Jesuit Modernity 

Prof. Dr. Sandro d’Onofrio (PUC-Perú), Notes on being of reason according to Antonio Rubio

Prof. Dr. Luis Evandro Hinrichsen (PUCRS), the Art of Homily according to António Vieira. Study on Vieira's Sermons or on the Power of the Word 

Prof. Dr. Émilien Vilas Boas Reis (Escola Superior Dom Helder Câmara), The Philosophical and Theological Education of António Vieira 

Prof. Dr. Luiz Fernando Medeiros Rodrigues (UNISINOS), The "Underground University" of the Jesuits Imprisoned in S. Julião da Barra and the Philosophical Education of the Company in Brazil, 18th. Century

Prof. Dr. Santiago Orrego Sanchez (PUC-Chile), Being, Possibility, and Existences in the Manuscripts by Juan de Fuica (1687)
Prof. Me. Márcio Paulo Cenci (PUCRS and UNIFRA), Intellective and Appetitive Potency and the Act of Cognition according to Alfonso Briceño 

Prof. Me. Andrés Vial (PUC-Chile) – Philosophical Ecclecticism in the Colonies (18th Century) and in the First Years of Independency in Chile: A Commentary on the Tractatus De Re Logica by Juan Egaña 

Prof. Dra. Paula Oliveira Silva (Universidade do Porto), Tradition and Modernity: Suárez's Doctrine of the Nature of Passions 

Prof. Dr. Ángel Poncela González (Universidad de Salamanca / Espanha), Will and Reason in Suárez's Commentary to the "De Passionibus" and to the "De voluntario" by Thomas Aquinas

Prof. Dr. Alfredo Storck (UFRGS) – Dominium and Voluntary Slavery: Jesuit Political Thought in Brazil during the Colonial Period 

Prof. Dr. Manuel Lázaro Pulido (Universidade do Porto) – On Scotism in Iberian Peninsula: Fr. Mateo de Sosa, OFM (18th Century) 

Prof. Dr. Roberto Hofmeister Pich (PUCRS), Jerónimo Valera (1568-1625) and his Scotistic Account of Universals 

Prof. Dr. Roberto Katayama (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos), Lords of the Sky: Major Cosmographers and the System of the World in the Vice-Royalty of Peru 

Prof. Dr. J. Ramiro Podetti (Universidad de Montevideo), Politics and Law in 16th Century Mexico: Revisiting de Alonso de Veracruz 

Prof. Dr. Alfredo Santiago Culleton (UNISINOS), The Moral Dimension of Economics: The Scholastic Doctrine of Value in Thomás de Mercado and Ioannes de Lugo