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[New Entry by José Manuel García Valverde on April 19, 2022.]
Gomez Pereira (1500 – ?) was a Spanish physician and philosopher who is mainly known for having formulated a complete theory of animal mechanism a hundred years before Descartes. In the context of the debate over the immortality of the soul, he defended a radical division between the soul and the body, and a conception of the soul as simple form whose essential activity lies in self-consciousness. Pereira was an alumnus of the University of Salamanca, where he met the new pedagogical methods…

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