Latin American Philosophy:an Introduction with Readings

Latin American Philosophy:an Introduction with Readings

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For undergraduate/graduate courses in Latin American Philosophy, Latin American Thought, Multicultural Philosophy, Latino Culture and Civilization, and Hispanic Culture and Civilization in the Departments of Philosophy, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Romance Languages, and Chicano Studies. The most comprehensive anthology in its field, Latin American Philosophy: A Reader offers the reflections of Latin American thinkers on the nature of philosophy, justice, human rights, cultural identity, and other issues that have faced them from the colonial period to the present more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 175.3 x 228.6 x 7.6mm | 498.96g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130485160
  • 9780130485168

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"This is a very timely, well thought out, pedagogically savvy, and articulately presented introductory reader to Latin American thought . ... I think that Nuccetelli and Seay have developed a wonderfully useful book." -- Eduardo Mendieta, SUNY at Stony Brook "This is really excellent, and will be a wonderful, unique, very useful, and timely contribution. It is broad in scope, but well-organized and helpfully focused on topics of interest today. ... There is no book that even approximates the scope or usefulness of this collection." -- Linda Martin Alcoff, Syracuse Universityshow more

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Susana Nuccetelli and Gary Seay's text, Latin American Philosophy: An Introduction with Readings, makes original and translated writings of Latin American thinkers available on a variety of philosophical problems. These problems include the nature of philosophy, rationality, justice, human rights, cultural identity, and many other questions that have concerned them from the colonial period to the present day. Features of Latin American Philosophy: An Introduction with Readings Invites discussion of topics currently generating considerable interest in philosophy Offers contrasting views, facilitating a deeper understanding of the issues of Latin American philosophy Reconstructs the history of ideas in Latin America with an emphasis on philosophical topics Introduces students to major social figures advocating clearly defined ideologies, in which issues easily lend themselves to philosophical debate Promotes cross-cultural understanding by selecting topics which affect all Latino groups Provides vivid examples for students' appreciation, especially on topics such as fairness in the distribution of wealth, the persistence of poverty, racism, and the liberation of womenshow more

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction.) 1. Knowledge and Reason in Pre-Columbian Cultures. Christianity Reaches Merida, The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel translated and annotated by Munro S. Edmonson. The Birth of Philosophy among the Nahuas, Miguel Leon-Portilla. Florentine Codex, Fray Bernardino de Sahagun. 2. European Thinkers For and Against the Conquest. Prologue to the Members of the Congregation, Juan Gines de Sepulveda. Biographical Addenda to The Only Way, Bartolome de Las Casas. On the Indians and the Law of War, Francisco de Vitoria. Against the Black Legend, Roberto Fernandez Retamar. 3. The Critical Tradition in Latin American Thought. The Natural and Moral History of the Indies, Jose de Acosta. The Idea of Discovery of America, Edmundo O'Gorman. Reply to Sor Philothea, Juana Ines de la Cruz. The Erotic in Latin America, Enrique D. Dussel. 4. Problems of Political Philosophy in the New Latin Nations of America. The Jamaica Letter, Simon Bolivar. The Physical Aspect of Argentina and Ideas Induced by It, Domingo F. Sarmiento. Bases and Starting Points for the Organization of the Nation, Juan Bautista Alberdi. Is Latin America Ready for Democracy? Victor Raul Haya de la Torre. 5. The Influence of Positivist Thought in Latin America. Positivism in Latin America, Arturo Ardao. The Advent of Positivism in Brazil, Joao Cruz Costa. Positivism and Porfirism in Mexico, Leopoldo Zea. Ariel, Jose Enrique Rodo. 6. Wealth and Poverty in Modern Hispanic America. Our America, Jose Marti. Indians, Land, and Religion in Peru, Jose Carlos Mariategui. Science and Technology, Jose Comblin. Science, Technology, Power, and Liberation Theology, Leonardo Boff. 7. Latin American Philosophy and Latino Identity. Man and Culture, Francisco Romero. The Cosmic Race, Jose Vasconcelos. Is There a Brazilian Philosophy? Afranio Coutinho. Is There an Ibero-American Philosophy? Risieri Frondizi. Can Hispanic Philosophy Flourish in the USA? Jorge more

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