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"A Companion to Latin American Philosophy presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing the central themes in Latin American philosophy. Contributed by a distinguished team of scholars, many of them Latin American, the essays discuss and analyze the diversity and multifaceted nature of philosophical thought emerging from Latin America. Addressing both analytical and continental traditions, the Companion explores the history of Latin American philosophy and its current issues, traces the development of the discipline, and ...

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"A Companion to Latin American Philosophy presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing the central themes in Latin American philosophy. Contributed by a distinguished team of scholars, many of them Latin American, the essays discuss and analyze the diversity and multifaceted nature of philosophical thought emerging from Latin America. Addressing both analytical and continental traditions, the Companion explores 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. Themes and topics discussed include the nature of philosophy, justice, human rights, and cultural identity. Taken together, the essays provide rich insights into Latin American philosophical thought as it developed from pre-Columbian societies through the colonial era and up to the present day." Comprised of an outstanding compilation of current thinking on central issues and arguments, A Companion to Latin American Philosophy provides English-speaking readers with an illuminating portrait of Latin America's rich and rigorous tradition of creative philosophical thought.

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"It will no doubt serve as the field's standard for years to come." (Hum Stud, 2011)

"A welcome addition to the growing body of literature on Latin American philosophy. Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers." (Choice, 1 March 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118610565
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • File size: 1,008 KB

Meet the 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.

Otávio 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 Noûs, 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.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Historical Perspectives 7

1 Pre-Columbian Philosophies James Maffie Maffie, James 9

2 The Rights of the American Indians Bernardo J. Cantens Cantens, Bernardo J. 23

3 Colonial Thought Luis Fernando Restrepo Restrepo, Luis Fernando 36

4 The Emergence and Transformation of Positivism Meri L. Clark Clark, Meri L. 53

5 Early Critics of Positivism Oscar R. Marti Marti, Oscar R. 68

6 The Anti-Positivist Movement in Mexico Guillermo Hurtado Hurtado, Guillermo 82

7 Darwinism Adriana Novoa Novoa, Adriana Alex Levine Levine, Alex 95

8 Krausism Claus Dierksmeier Dierksmeier, Claus 110

9 'Normal' Philosophy William F. Cooper Cooper, William F. 128

10 Ortega y Gasset's Heritage in Latin America Manuel Garrido Garrido, Manuel 142

11 Phenomenology Nythamar de Oliveira de Oliveira, Nythamar 156

12 Marxism Renzo Llorente Llorente, Renzo 170

13 Liberation Philosophy David Ignatius Gandolfo Gandolfo, David Ignatius 185

14 Analytic Philosophy Diana I. Perez Perez, Diana I. Gustavo Ortiz-Millan Ortiz-Millan, Gustavo 199

Pt. II Current Issues 215

15 Paraconsistent Logic Newton C. A. da Costa Costa, Newton C. A. da Otavio Bueno Bueno, Otavio 217

16 Language and Colonization Ilan Stavans Stavans, Ilan 230

17 Ethnic-Group Terms Susana Nuccetelli Nuccetelli, Susana Roderick Stewart Stewart, Roderick 241

18 Identity and Latin American Philosophy Jorge J. E. Gracia Gracia, Jorge J. E. 253

19 Latinos on Race and Ethnicity: Alcoff, Corlett, and Gracia Lawrence Blum Blum, Lawrence 269

20 Mestizaje and Hispanic Identity Gregory Velazco y Trianosky Velazco y Trianosky, Gregory 283

21 Liberation in Theology, Philosophy, and Pedagogy Ivan Marquez Marquez, Ivan 297

22Philosophy, Postcoloniality, and Postmodernity Ofelia Schutte Schutte, Ofelia 312

23 Globalization and Latin American Thought A. Pablo Iannone Iannone, A. Pablo 327

Pt. III Disciplinary Developments 341

24 Latin American Philosophy Susana Nuccetelli Nuccetelli, Susana 343

25 Contemporary Ethics and Political Philosophy Eduardo Rivera-Lopez Rivera-Lopez, Eduardo 357

26 Philosophy of Science Alberto Cordero Cordero, Alberto 370

27 Philosophy and Latin American Literature Jesus H. Aguilar Aguilar, Jesus H. 383

28 Feminist Philosophy Ofelia Schutte Schutte, Ofelia Maria Luisa Femenias Femenias, Maria Luisa 397

29 Teaching Philosophy Maria Cristina Gonzalez Gonzalez, Maria Cristina Nora Stigol Stigol, Nora 412

30 Cultural Studies Arturo Arias Arias, Arturo 425

31 Deontic Logic and Legal Philosophy Pablo Navarro Navarro, Pablo 439

32 Meta physics Liza Skidelsky Skidelsky, Liza 454

33 Epistemology Eleonora Cresto Cresto, Eleonora 468

34 Formal Epistemology and Logic Horacio Arlo-Costa Arlo-Costa, Horacio Eduardo Ferme Ferme, Eduardo 482

Pt. IV Biographical Sketches 497

35 Some Great Figures Gregory D. Gilson Gilson, Gregory D. Gregory Fernando Pappas Pappas, Gregory Fernando 499

36 From Philosophy to Physics, and Back Mario Bunge Bunge, Mario 525

Index 540

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