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Latin American Philosophy : Currents, Issues, Debates

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The essays in this book make it elegantly clear that there is a vigorous and rigorous Latin American philosophy... and that others dismiss it at their peril." -Mario SaenzThe ten essays in this lively anthology move beyond a purely historical consideration of Latin American philosophy to cover recent developments in political and social philosophy as well as innovations in the reception of key philosophical figures from the European Continental tradition. Topics such as indigenous philosophy, multiculturalism, the philosophy of race, democracy, postmodernity, the role of women, and the position of Latin America and Latin Americans in a global age are explored by notable philosophers from the region. An introduction by Eduardo Mendieta examines recent trends and points to the social, political, economic, and cultural conditions that have inspired the discipline. Latin American Philosophy brings English-speaking readers up to date with recent scholarship and points to promising new directions.show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 20mm | 381.02g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 index
  • 0253215633
  • 9780253215635

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"A valuable introduction to the largely ignored field of Latin American philosophy... [It] outlines a novel approach to understanding the aimsnature, and function of Latin American philosophy... Recommended" -Choiceshow more

About Eduardo Mendieta

Eduardo Mendieta teaches philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is author of The Adventures of Transcendental Philosophy and co-editor of Thinking from the Underside of History and Latin America and Postmodernity.show more

Table of contents

Preliminary Table of Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction Eduardo MendietaPart 1. On the Historiography of Latin American Philosophy1. 20th Century Latin American Philosophy Enrique DusselPart 2. Can or Should There Be a Latin American Philosophy?2. Ethnic Philosophy: The Latin American Case Jorge Gracia3. Latin American Philosophy as Critical Ontology of the Present: Themes and Motifs for a "Critique of Latin American Reason" Santiago Castro-Gomez4. On Indigenous and Latin American Philosophy Walter MignoloPart 3. Neither Modern nor Postmodern: Postcolonial Globality5. Borges and Postmodernity Alfonso de Toro6. Modernism and Postmodern Discourse in the Brazilian Content Amos Nascimento7. Continental Philosophy and Postcolonial Subject Ofelia SchuttePart 4. (Re)Discovering the Political and Ethical in History8. On the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Case of Chiapas Maria Herrera Lima9. Democratization in the Context of a Postmodern Culture Norbert Lechner10. On Citizenship: On the Garmmatology of the Body-Politic Beatriz Gonzalez StephanContributorsIndexshow more

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