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AN EPISTEMICALLY MODEST UNIVERSAL MORAL STANDPOINT

William Talbott

in Which Rights Should Be Universal?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195173475
eISBN:
9780199835331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173473.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Talbott uses the life of Bartolomé de Las Casas to illustrate the importance of bottom-up moral reasoning. He shows how Las Casas’s experiences in the Americas could have contributed ... More


Glossing Faith

Seth Kimmel

in Parables of Coercion: Conversion and Knowledge at the End of Islamic Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278285
eISBN:
9780226278315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278315.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

For the Dominican theologian Francisco de Vitoria and his colleagues at the University of Salamanca, the mid-sixteenth-century debate about coercion and faith in the New World was both a commentary ... More


Chapter Three: The War of the Philosophers

Luis Cortest

in The Disfigured Face: Traditional Natural Law and Its Encounter with Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228539
eISBN:
9780823235681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228539.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the debate over the moral questions of Thomistic ontological morality. The first great philosophical dispute concerning the ... More


The Manufacturing of Cuba: Conquests, Demographic Collapses, and Government Institutions

Luis Martínez-Fernández

in Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781683400325
eISBN:
9781683400981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400325.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines various topics of the early conquest and colonization of Cuba. It discusses the Reconquista--the prolonged war between Catholic and Muslim Iberia-- as the cultural and ... More


Politics and the Limits of Conscience

Avery Kolers

in A Moral Theory of Solidarity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769781
eISBN:
9780191822612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769781.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Francisco de Vitoria and Bartolomé de las Casas both opposed the Spanish Conquista and both defended the rights of American Indians. Nonetheless, Vitoria ended up defending war against the Indians, ... More


Introduction: The Iconography of Suffering

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book is a history of popular devotion to a single, carved image of Christ crucified, called the Cristo Aparecido by devotees, spanning five centuries of Mexican history. From the colonial period ... More


El Inca Garcilaso De La Vega and the Political Don Luis: The Hemispheric Epistemology of La Florida Del Inca

Anna Brickhouse

in The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199729722
eISBN:
9780199399307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729722.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Chapter 3 pursues the mystery of Don Luis’s uncanny appearance at the end of La Florida del Inca (Lisbon, 1605), by the mestizo Peruvian historiographer El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. This odd ... More


Columbus the Haunted: The Diary of the First Voyage and William Carlos Williams's “The Discovery of the Indies”

Adam Lifshey

in Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232383
eISBN:
9780823241187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232383.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Since the nineteenth century the diary has been the most widely read and referenced account of the events of the 1492–93 crossing. It has been canonized despite the issues of unreliability that ... More


The Universe of the Human

in The Unconverted Self: Jews, Indians, and the Identity of Christian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069197
eISBN:
9780226069142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069142.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The tendency to see 1492 as the year modernity began has one unfortunate effect: it has led to assumptions that racial discourses characteristic of modernity did not exist in Europe before that year ... More


Athens and Sparta of the New World: The Classical Passions of Santo Domingo

Dan-el Padilla Peralta

in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814122
eISBN:
9780191851780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814122.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reconstructs the reception and appropriation of ancient Greece and Rome in the Dominican Republic, tracing the long arc of classical reception from the foundation of the Spanish colony ... More


Historical Texts

in Habsburg Peru: Images, Imagination and Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239147
eISBN:
9781846313264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239147.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As early as 1534, letters from Peru recording the early stages of the conquest, including Francisco Pizarro's departure from Panama, were translated into Italian, German, and French pamphlets. By ... More


Modern Toleration through a Medieval Lens: A “Judgmental” View

Cary J. Nederman

in Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 4

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198786368
eISBN:
9780191831331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786368.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Authors from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries defended recognizable principles of toleration (primarily religious, but also social and cultural, in orientation). Some scholars have objected ... More


Deforestation and the Yearning for Lost Landscapes in Caribbean Literatures

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the forest as a site of multiple power struggles in the Caribbean over time. Drawing from an extensive body of Caribbean literature and history in the major language areas of ... More


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