The Identity of Liberation in Latin American Thought

The Identity of Liberation in Latin American Thought : Latin American Historicism and the Phenomenology of Leopoldo Zea

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Through a close examination of philosopher Leopoldo Zea's historicist phenomenology, Mario SOenz offers fresh insights into the role of Mexican intellectuals in the creation of a Latin American 'philosophy of liberation.' While this philosophy of liberation has been widely recognized as the most intellectual political ideology to emerge from Latin America this century, few scholars have specifically explored the Mexican roots of this movement. SOenz redresses this imbalance by placing Zea and his contemporary intellectuals firmly within the context of post-revolutionary Mexico a political and social landscape that fostered criticisms of colonial and neo-colonial structures of dependence. SOenz demonstrates how Zea's philosophy was informed by a sense of Mexico's distinctive social and cultural identity.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 142.2 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 476.28g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073910084X
  • 9780739100844

About Mario Saenz

Mario SOenz is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Integral Honors Program at Le Moyne College.
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Issues that Anglo-American philosophy is just beginning to address. . . have been addressed by many Latin American philosophers for several generations. Saenz's analysis and evaluation of the Latin American traditions of thought on these topics will be an invaluable service for Anglophone philosophers, and will provide a new model for reading philosophy within a fully articulated historical sense.--Linda Martin Alcoff, Syracuse University
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