The main purpose of the project is to complete and in some respects rewrite inventories and catalogues of manuscripts and printed works that record colonial Scholastic thought, also known as Latin American philosophy. Careful analysis and—in due time—edition of important texts are further aims of the project.
We understand Latin American philosophy in an academic, traditional and “Western” sense, which began in the sixteenth century when the Catholic Church began to establish schools, monasteries, seminaries and universities in the new territories. We may call the philosophical thought of this period “Baroque” because it is directly formed by, and strongly dependent on, the “Baroque scholasticism” that characterizes philosophical reflection in universities on the Iberian peninsula (above all Salamanca, Alcalá de Henares, Coimbra and Évora).
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