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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 *Sepulveda argued that if they refused to accept Spanish rule they could be enslaved. Las Casas VS Sepulveda Las Casas and Sepúlveda based their arguments at the junta of Valladolid Sepulveda argued that the Indians were "irrational beings whose inherently inferior condition immediately made them slaves by nature" Las Casas argued the "Spaniards had no right to subject them neither to slavery nor to war." Sepulveda's believed force was necessary in confronting the indigenous people of their "barbaric" ways. Sepúlveda being slaves by nature, [the Indians], uncivilized, barbarian and inhuman, refuse to accept the rule of those civilized [the Spaniards] and with much more power than them. Las Casas was at great pains to refute this contention Las Casas went on to meticulously differentiate between four types of barbarians Those exhibiting any cruel and wild behavior which goes against human reason Those lacking a written language to express themselves Those who had neither an understanding of justice nor of human communities Those who were non-Christians. Sepúlveda specifically referred to the third category when describing the Indian cultures Las Casas broke down the Aristotelian doctrine on barbarism in order to demonstrate the Indians non-barbarian state. Las Casas, determined Sepúlvedas arguments, then strove to demonstrate to the court of Valladolid that the Aristotelian theory of natural slavery was irrelevant to the Indian case. Sepúlvedas second argument in favor of just war revolved around the Indians crimes against natural law. Las Casas replied that punishment required jurisdiction.
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