A Companion to Latin American Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

A Companion to Latin American Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

By: Otavio Bueno (editor), Susana Nuccetelli (editor), Ofelia Schutte (editor)Hardback

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This comprehensive collection of original essays written by an international group of scholars addresses the central themes in Latin American philosophy. Represents the most comprehensive survey of historical and contemporary Latin American philosophy available today Comprises a specially commissioned collection of essays, many of them written by Latin American authors Examines the history of Latin American philosophy and its current issues, traces the development of the discipline, and offers biographical sketches of key Latin American thinkers Showcases the diversity of approaches, issues, and styles that characterize the field

About Author

Susana Nuccetelli is Professor of Philosophy at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. Her articles on Latin American philosophy, ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of language have appeared in Analysis, Metaphilosophy, Inquiry, and other journals. She is editor of New Essays on Semantic Externalism and Self-Knowledge (2003), co-editor of Themes from G. E. Moore (2007) and Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics (2008), and single author of Latin American Thought: Philosophical Problems and Arguments (2002). Ofelia Schutte is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida, Tampa. She is the author of Cultural Identity and Social Liberation in Latin American Thought (1993), Beyond Nihilism: Nietzsche without Masks (1984), and numerous articles on feminist theory, Latin American thought, and continental philosophy. A former Fulbright Senior Research Fellow to Mexico, her work has appeared in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Journal of Social Philosophy, Philosophy Today, and The Philosophical Forum, among other journals and edited collections. Otavio Bueno is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, Florida. His work in philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of logic has been published in Nous, Mind, Philosophy of Science, Synthese, Journal of Philosophical Logic, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Erkenntnis, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, and Analysis, among other journals and collections. He is a subject area co-editor in Latin American and Iberian Philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


About the Editors viii Contributors ix Acknowledgments xiii Introduction 1 Part I Historical Perspectives 7 1 Pre-Columbian Philosophies 9 James Maffie 2 The Rights of the American Indians 23 Bernardo J. Cantens 3 Colonial Thought 36 Luis Fernando Restrepo 4 The Emergence and Transformation of Positivism 53 Meri L. Clark 5 Early Critics of Positivism 68 Oscar R. Marti 6 The Anti-Positivist Movement in Mexico 82 Guillermo Hurtado 7 Darwinism 95 Adriana Novoa and Alex Levine 8 Krausism 110 Claus Dierksmeier 9 'Normal' Philosophy 128 William F. Cooper 10 Ortega y Gasset's Heritage in Latin America 142 Manuel Garrido 11 Phenomenology 156 Nythamar de Oliveira 12 Marxism 170 Renzo Llorente 13 Liberation Philosophy 185 David Ignatius Gandolfo 14 Analytic Philosophy 199 Diana I. Perez and Gustavo Ortiz-Millan Part II Current Issues 215 15 Paraconsistent Logic 217 Newton C. A. da Costa and Otavio Bueno 16 Language and Colonization 230 Ilan Stavans 17 Ethnic-Group Terms 241 Susana Nuccetelli and Roderick Stewart 18 Identity and Latin American Philosophy 253 Jorge J. E. Gracia 19 Latinos on Race and Ethnicity: Alcoff, Corlett, and Gracia 269 Lawrence Blum 20 Mestizaje and Hispanic Identity 283 Gregory Velazco y Trianosky 21 Liberation in Theology, Philosophy, and Pedagogy 297 Ivan Marquez 22 Philosophy, Postcoloniality, and Postmodernity 312 Ofelia Schutte 23 Globalization and Latin American Thought 327 A. Pablo Iannone Part III Disciplinary Developments 341 24 Latin American Philosophy 343 Susana Nuccetelli 25 Contemporary Ethics and Political Philosophy 357 Eduardo Rivera-Lopez 26 Philosophy of Science 370 Alberto Cordero 27 Philosophy and Latin American Literature 383 Jesus H. Aguilar 28 Feminist Philosophy 397 Ofelia Schutte and Maria Luisa Femenias 29 Teaching Philosophy 412 Maria Cristina Gonzalez and Noa Stigol 30 Cultural Studies 425 Arturo Arias 31 Deontic Logic and Legal Philosophy 439 Pablo Navarro 32 Metaphysics 454 Liza Skidelsky 33 Epistemology 468 Eleonora Cresto 34 Formal Epistemology and Logic 482 Horacio Arlo-Costa and Eduardo Ferme Pa rt IV Biographical Sketches 497 35 Some Great Figures 499 Gregory D. Gilson and Gregory Fernando Pappas 36 From Philosophy to Physics, and Back 525 Mario Bunge Index 540

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  • ISBN13: 9781405179799
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
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  • weight: 1130
  • ISBN10: 1405179791

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