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the probabilist debate in Peru at the eighteenth century

Grant number: 12/07632-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of America
Principal Investigator:Rafael Ruiz Gonzalez
Grantee:Rafael Bosch Batista
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


This research will seek to read, study and analyze the following works: Idea sucinta del probabilismo que contiene la historia abreviada de su origen, progresos, y decadência: el examen critico de las razones, que lo establecen, y un resumen de los argumentos que lo impugnan and La antorcha luminosa of Juan Lope del Rodo and ofanonymous authorship, respectively.The intent of this proposal is to comprehend the history of probabilism - a controversial catholic moral system,which emerged in the late sixteenth century - in the American continent.We will seek to examine and understand, through the reading of the cited works, the intellectual debates about it in Peru, birthplace of the greatest probabilists discussions,and seek to realize the importance of it the New World, where it has enabled local authorities to adapt or even refuse the laws issued by the Crown of Castile.This I.C. project is directly connected to the research "Direitos e Justiça nas Américas" of Rafael Ruiz, advisor for this project.In it various authors of probabilistic guidance are being or have been studied, and the chambers of the city of Asunción, Corrientes, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo during the XVI-XVII centuries.Moreover, this project seeks to continue the studies in IC "Daniel Concina e a história do probabilismo (séculos XVI-XVIII)" - funded by FAPESP - where we studied the history of probabilism and discussions about this in European continent.Finally, the proposal presented here, seeks to follow the directions made by the reviewer of the research previously cited. He reiterated the importance of studying the American scene of the discussion, which we could not then for lack of bibliography, sources and time.