A Companion to Latin American Philosophy
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy 1. Aufl.
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 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. Canteñs 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. Martí 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. Pérez and Gustavo Ortiz-Millán Part II Current Issues 215 15 Paraconsistent Logic 217 Newton C. A. da Costa and Otávio 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 Iván Márquez 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-López 26 Philosophy of Science 370 Alberto Cordero 27 Philosophy and Latin American Literature 383 Jesús H. Aguilar 28 Feminist Philosophy 397 Ofelia Schutte and María Luisa Femenías 29 Teaching Philosophy 412 María Cristina González 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 Arló-Costa and Eduardo Fermé Part 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
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, the American Philosophical Quarterly, Metaphilosophy, Inquiry, and other journals. She is co-editor of Ethical Naturalism: Current Debates (2012), Themes from G. E. Moore: New Essays in Epistemology and Ethics (2007), Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics (2008), and Latin American Philosophy (2004); editor of New Essays on Semantic Externalism and Self-Knowledge (2003); and single author of Latin American Thought: Philosophical Problems and Arguments (2002). Ofelia Schutte is Professor of Philosophy Emerita 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 and Chair of the Philosophy Department 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 editor-in-chief of Synthese.
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.
"The most comprehensive guide to Latin American philosophy to date. It covers an astonishing range of issues from pre-Columbian times to the present in highly informative essays. This is a work destined to last." —Iván Jaksic, Stanford University "This outstanding work is a thorough presentation of the main topics of Latin American Philosophy from colonial times to the present. The authors adeptly combine discussions of historical aspects with issues of contemporary importance, and also describe developments in the philosophical disciplines in Latin America. Beyond its usefulness for the study of philosophy, the book has much to offer anyone interested in Latin American history, literature, or political and social ideas." —J.C. Torchia Estrada, Philosophy Contributing Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies "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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