While recognizing its origins and scope, Alejandro A. Vallega offers a new interpretation of Latin American philosophy 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 Latin American experience. He explores Latin America's engagement with contemporary problems in Western philosophy and describes the transformative impact of this encounter on contemporary thought.
Alejandro A. Vallega is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. He is author of Heidegger and the Issue of Space: Thinking on Exilic Grounds and Sense and Finitude: Encounters at the Limits of Art, Language, and the Political.
Introduction Part 1. Identity, Dependency, and the Project of Liberation 1. The Question of a Latin American Philosophy and its Identity: Simon Bolivar and Leopoldo Zea 2. Existence and Dependency: Ernesto Mayz Vallenilla's Phenomenological Analysis of Being Latin American and Augusto Salazar Bondy's Negative Critique of Latin American Philosophy 3. Latin American Philosophy and Liberation: Enrique Dussel's Project of a Philosophy of Liberation 4. Delimitations... of Dussel's Philosophy of Liberation and Beyond Part 2. The Decolonial Turn and the Dissemination of Philosophies 5. Beyond the Domination of the "Coloniality of Power and Knowledge": Latin America's Living Ana-Chronic Temporality and the Dissemination of Philosophy 6. Remaining with the Decolonial Turn: Race and the Limits of the Social-Political Historical Critique in Latin American Thought Part 3. Thinking from Radical Exteriority 7. Yucatan: Thought Situated in Radical Exteriority as a Thinking of Concrete Fluid Singularities 8. Modernity and Rationality Rethought in Light of Latin American Radical Exteriority and Asymmetrical Temporalities: Hybrid Thinking in Santiago Castro-Gomez 9. Thinking in Remarkable Distinctness: Decolonial Thought in Some Key Figures in Contemporary Latin American Philosophy 10. Fecund Undercurrents: On the Aesthetic Dimension of Latin American and Decolonial Thought Notes Bibliography Index