A Companion to Latin American Philosophy

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Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte, Otávio Bueno
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 19, 2009 - Philosophy - 576 pages
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
 

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Contents

Part I Historical Perspectives
7
1 PreColumbian Philosophies
9
2 The Rights of the American Indians
23
3 Colonial Thought
36
4 The Emergence and Transformation of Positivism
53
5 Early Critics of Positivism
68
6 The AntiPositivist Movement in Mexico
82
7 Darwinism
95
20 Mestizaje and Hispanic Identity
283
21 Liberation in Theology Philosophyand Pedagogy
297
22 Philosophy Postcolonialityand Postmodernity
312
23 Globalization and Latin American Thought
327
Part III Disciplinary Developments
341
24 Latin American Philosophy
343
25 Contemporary Ethics andPolitical Philosophy
357
26 Philosophy of Science
370

8 Krausism
110
9 Normal Philosophy
128
10 Ortega y Gassets Heritage in Latin America
142
11 Phenomenology
156
12 Marxism
170
13 Liberation Philosophy
185
14 Analytic Philosophy
199
Part II Current Issues
215
15 Paraconsistent Logic
217
16 Language and Colonization
230
17 EthnicGroup Terms
241
18 Identity and Latin American Philosophy
253
19 Latinos on Race and EthnicityAlcoff Corlett and Gracia
269
27 Philosophy and Latin American Literature
383
28 Feminist Philosophy
397
29 Teaching Philosophy
412
30 Cultural Studies
425
31 Deontic Logic and Legal Philosophy
439
32 Metaphysics
454
33 Epistemology
468
34 Formal Epistemology and Logic
482
Part IV Biographical Sketches
497
35 Some Great Figures
499
36 From Philosophy to Physics and Back
525
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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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