While recognizing its origins and scope, Alejandro A. Vallega offers a new interpretation of LatinAmericanphilosophy by looking at its radical and transformative roots. Placing it in dialogue with Western philosophical traditions, Vallega examines developments in gender studies, race theory, postcolonial theory, and the legacy of cultural dependency in light of the LatinAmerican experience. He explores Latin America’s engagement with contemporary problems in Western philosophy and describes the transformative impact of this (...) encounter on contemporary thought. (shrink)
This encyclopedia article outlines the history of LatinAmericanphilosophy: the thinking of its indigenous peoples, the debates over conquest and colonization, the arguments for national independence in the eighteenth century, the challenges of nation-building and modernization in the nineteenth century, the concerns over various forms of development in the twentieth century, and the diverse interests in LatinAmericanphilosophy during the opening decades of the twenty-first century. Rather than attempt to provide an exhaustive (...) and impossibly long list of scholars’ names and dates, this article outlines the history of LatinAmericanphilosophy while trying to provide a meaningful sense of detail by focusing briefly on individual thinkers whose work points to broader philosophical trends that are inevitably more complex and diverse than any encyclopedic treatment can hope to capture. (shrink)
Latin America - its people, its politics, its economy - has burst upon the world scene with powerful images that have captured the curiosity of many English-speaking North Americans. The strategic importance of this vast region to the stability of the Wes.
"The essays in this book make it elegantly clear that there is a vigorous and rigorous LatinAmericanphilosophy... and that others dismiss it at their peril." —Mario Sáenz The ten essays in this lively anthology move beyond a purely historical consideration of LatinAmericanphilosophy 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. LatinAmericanPhilosophy brings English-speaking readers up to date with recent scholarship and points to promising new directions. (shrink)
: "We are invisible": this melancholic assertion alludes to the "non-place" that we occupy as LatinAmerican philosophers or, in general, as philosophers in the Spanish or Portuguese languages. We tend to survive as mere ghosts teaching courses and writing texts, perhaps some memorable ones, which, however, seldom spark anybody's interest, among other reasons, because almost no one takes the time to read them. In saying this, I do not mean to call upon a useless pathos, nor do (...) I mean to complain, or thrust forth a challenge. I am simply confirming a fact, and a widely acknowledged one at that. I wish to inquire a little into this invisibility. Later I will look into how the experience of our much acclaimed essay may help in fighting it. (shrink)
This comprehensive collection of original essays written by aninternational group of scholars addresses the central themes inLatin Americanphilosophy. Represents the most comprehensive survey of historical andcontemporary LatinAmericanphilosophy available today Comprises a specially commissioned collection of essays, manyof them written by LatinAmerican authors Examines the history of LatinAmericanphilosophy and itscurrent issues, traces the development of the discipline, andoffers biographical sketches of key LatinAmerican (...) thinkers Showcases the diversity of approaches, issues, and styles thatcharacterize the field. (shrink)
For undergraduate/graduate courses in LatinAmericanPhilosophy, LatinAmerican Thought, Multicultural Philosophy, Latino Culture and Civilization, and Hispanic Culture and Civilization in the Departments of Philosophy, LatinAmerican Studies, Political Science, Romance Languages, and Chicano Studies. The most comprehensive anthology in its field, 'LatinAmericanphilosophy' offers the reflections of LatinAmerican 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 day. Most of the essays are short and easy to read making them accessible to students with little or no philosophical background. (shrink)
: In this paper I will examine two conceptions of philosophy that were defended in Latin America during the last century. I believe that both models have to be put away and that we must build a new one, recovering elements of both of them. At the end of my paper I will consider very briefly what can we learn from this in order to construct a genuine philosophical dialogue between the United States and Latin America.
The author's purpose was to present to the American lawyer, vital clues to the points of view which have influenced Latin-American attorneys. Kunz, who was a teacher in private & international law, was among the first scholars in the United States to become interested in Latin-Americanphilosophy of law.
This article describes my ongoing attempts to more successfully engage the full linguistic repertoires and cultural identities of undergraduate students at a “Hispanic Serving Institution” (HSI) in South Texas by teaching a bilingual Introduction to LatinAmericanPhilosophy course in the “Language, Philosophy, and Culture” area of Texas’ General Education Core Curriculum. By uncovering the diverse identities, worldviews, and languages of those who were historically excluded from the Eurocentric discipline of philosophy through the conquest and (...) colonization of the Americas, LatinAmerican philosophers offer us new ways of thinking and living by challenging Anglocentric language, philosophy, and culture. As part of the new B3 (Bilingual, Bicultural, and Biliterate) vision of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the course is designed to draw upon the richly varied bilingualisms and biliteracies of predominantly Latinx students in order to help them honor, theorize, and cultivate their bicultural identities by “philosophizing in tongues” rather than being forced to assimilate to the monolingual ideology that prevails across both mainstream Anglophone philosophy and the system of higher education in the United States of America. (shrink)
LatinAmericanphilosophy is best understood as a type of applied philosophy devoted to issues related to the culture and politics of Latin America. This introduction provides a comprehensive overview of its central topics. It explores not only the unique insights offered by LatinAmerican thinkers into the traditional pre-established fields of Western philosophy, but also the many 'isms' developed as a direct result of LatinAmerican thought. Many concern matters (...) of practical ethics and social and political philosophy, such as Lascasianism, Arielism, Bolívarism, modest and immodest feminisms, republicanism, positivism, Marxism, and liberationism. But there are also meta-philosophical 'isms' such as originalism and perspectivism. Together with clear and accessible discussions of the major issues and arguments, the book offers helpful summaries, suggestions for further reading, and a glossary of terms. It will be valuable for all readers wanting to explore the richness and diversity of LatinAmericanphilosophy. (shrink)
This comprehensive collection of original essays written by an international group of scholars addresses the central themes in LatinAmericanphilosophy. Represents the most comprehensive survey of historical and contemporary LatinAmericanphilosophy available today Comprises a specially commissioned collection of essays, many of them written by LatinAmerican authors Examines the history of LatinAmericanphilosophy and its current issues, traces the development of the discipline, and offers biographical (...) sketches of key LatinAmerican thinkers Showcases the diversity of approaches, issues, and styles that characterize the field. (shrink)
This book provides a historical and theoretical analysis of the Ayotzinapa social movement from the perspective of LatinAmericanphilosophy. The author addresses questions such as how a social movement is born, how the distinct social movement organizations should be defined, and what should be the extent of these organizations.
LatinAmericanphilosophy has long been concerned with its philosophical identity. In this paper I argue that the search for LatinAmerican philosophical identity is motivated by a desire for recognition that largely hinges on its relationship to European thought. Given that motivations are seldom easily accessible, the essay comparatively draws on Africana and Native American metaphilosophical reflections. Such juxtapositions serve as a means of establishing how philosophical exclusions have themselves motivated and structured how (...)LatinAmericanphilosophy has understood its own quest for philosophical identity. In closing, I gesture toward the possibilities of shifting the conversation away from what makes LatinAmericanphilosophy distinct toward one of praxis—what do we want LatinAmericanphilosophy to do. (shrink)
Omar Rivera’s Delimitations of LatinAmericanPhilosophy: Beyond Redemption is an important contribution to the interpretation of central figures and questions of the LatinAmerican philosophical tradition, particularly Peruvian Marxist José Carlos Mariátegui and questions of identity and liberation. Rivera establishes productive dialogues between foundational figures such as Simón Bolívar, José Martí, and Mariátegui and decolonial thinkers like María Lugones, Aníbal Quijano, and Gloria Anzaldúa to posit delimitations of LatinAmericanphilosophy that (...) might allow it to move beyond redemptive logics that essentialize identities and reinscribe oppressions in narratives of liberation. This review explores the central arguments of the book and proposes a philosophical and a political issue that emerges from them. (shrink)
A durable question in LatinAmerican thought is whether it could amount to a characteristically LatinAmericanphilosophy. I argue that, if, as is now widely conceded, there is a role for philosophical analysis in thinking about problems that arise in applied subjects, such as bioethics, environmental ethics, and feminism, then why not also in LatinAmerican thought? After all, the focus of Hispanic thinkers has often been upon the issues that arise in (...) their own experiences of the world, and they make up a diverse group of peoples related by very idiosyncratic ethnic and historical connections. I believe that, given some appropriate criteria, the existing corpus of works by LatinAmerican thinkers constitutes a distinctive philosophy. (shrink)