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作者 Bentancor, Orlando, author
書名 The matter of empire : metaphysics and mining in colonial Peru / Orlando Bentancor
出版項 Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017]
國際標準書號 9780822944607 (hardback : acid-free paper)
082294460X (hardback : acid-free paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  984.14 B475    在架上    30550100635406
說明 x, 404 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Illuminations : cultural formations of the Americas series
Illuminations : cultural formations of the Americas series
附註 "The Matter of Empire examines the philosophical principles invoked by apologists of the Spanish empire that laid the foundations for the material exploitation of the Andean region between 1520 and 1640. Centered on PotosiÌ젂olivia, Orlando Bentancor's original study ties the colonizers' attempts to justify the abuses wrought upon the environment and the indigenous population to their larger ideology concerning mining, science, and the empire's rightful place in the global sphere. Bentancor points to the underlying principles of Scholasticism, particularly in the work off Thomas Aquinas, as the basis of the instrumentalist conception of matter and enslavement, despite the inherent contradictions to moral principles. Bentancor grounds this metaphysical framework in a close reading of sixteenth-century debates on Spanish sovereignty in the Americas and treatises on natural history and mining by theologians, humanists, missionaries, mine owners, jurists, and colonial officials. To Bentancor, their presuppositions were a major turning point for colonial expansion and paved the way to global mercantilism"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-388) and index
Introduction: Imperium, Metaphysical Instrumentalism, and Potosi Mining -- Grounding the Empire : Francisco de Vitoria's Political Physics -- The Impasses of Instrumentalism : Revisiting the Polemics between Sepulveda and Las Casas -- Mastering Nature : Jose de Acosta's Pragmatic Instrumentalism -- From Imperial Reason to Instrumental Reason : The Ideology of the Circle of Toledo -- The Exhaustion of Natural Subordination : SoloÌ⺡no Pereira and the Demise of Metaphysical Instrumentalism
主題 PotosiÌਂolivia : Department) -- Colonization -- History -- 16th century
PotosiÌਂolivia : Department) -- Colonization -- History -- 17th century
Indians of South America -- Colonization -- Bolivia -- PotosiÌ਄epartment) -- History
Mines and mineral resources -- Political aspects -- Bolivia -- PotosiÌ਄epartment) -- History
Environmental degradation -- Political aspects -- Bolivia -- PotosiÌ਄epartment) -- History
Metaphysics -- Political aspects -- Bolivia -- PotosiÌ਄epartment) -- History
Instrumentalism (Philosophy) -- Political aspects -- Bolivia -- PotosiÌ਄epartment) -- History
Imperialism -- Philosophy -- History
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- History
Peru -- History -- 1548-1820
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