• Economía, riqueza y ética en Bartolomé de las Casas y José de Acosta (Economy, Wealth and Ethics in Bartolomé de las Casas and José de Acosta)

    Author(s):
    Victor Zorrilla (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Philosophy, World Christianity
    Subject(s):
    Colonial Latin American literature and culture, Latin American history, Latin American studies, Native American studies, Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    16th Century, economics, ethics, Indigenous Peoples, Jesuits
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M67H0G
    Abstract:
    The new economic realities that arose from the Spanish presence in America produced a lively debate as part of the Indian Controversies of the sixteenth century. Two important theoreticians, the Dominican friar Bartolomé de las Casas (1484-1566) and the Jesuit José de Acosta (1540-1600) differed from one another in important ways, but nonetheless they coincided in subordinating the economy and the use of wealth to ethics. Their knowledge of the mercantile practices and uses established in America permitted them to evaluate those practices with a powerful realism. ******* Las nuevas realidades económicas surgidas por la presencia española en América produjeron una viva discusión en las controversias indianas del siglo XVI. Dos importantes teóricos, el dominico Bartolomé de las Casas (1484-1566) y el jesuita José de Acosta (1540-1600), pese a sus diferencias e intereses coincidirán en subordinar la economía y el uso de las riquezas a la ética. Su conocimiento de las prácticas mercantiles y usos establecidos en América les permiten evaluar dichas prácticas con un gran realismo.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.15581/015.XIX.1.135-148
    Publisher:
    Universidad de Navarra
    Journal:
    Revista Empresa y Humanismo
    Volume:
    19
    Issue:
    1
    Start Page:
    135
    End Page:
    148
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

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