Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría
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VILLARINO, Hernán. Gómez Pereira's La Antoniana Margarita and the Origin of the Controversy over the Animal Mechanicism between Realism, Idealism and Materialism (An Exercise in Exploring an Indirect Route back to Scholasticism. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2001, vol.39, n.4, pp. 316-328. ISSN 0717-9227. doi: 10.4067/S0717-92272001000400007.
La Antoniana Margarita and its author, Gómez Pereira, are not widely known in psychology and psychiatry despite the fact that this text is the first to present a mechanicistic version of animal behavior. This paper provides historical information on both and discusses the philosophical premises underlying the work and the author's ideas. A brief explanation of scholastic psychology is included, as some knowledge of the subject is needed for a full understanding of the text and this article
Palabras clave : soul; history of psychiatry; animal mechanicism; behaviorism; scholastic psychology .