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This category comprises works written from a variety of different perspectives that explore a wide range of problems and arguments through the eyes of Latin American philosophers. Many of these works raise questions that are closely related to the history of Latin American thought and culture, including the reflections of Hispanic philosophers on issues of race, values, and their own ethnic and cultural identity. On the other hand, some of the questions that puzzle Latin American philosophers are the same ones that have bedeviled philosophers in the Western tradition (the nature of mind, God, justice, etc.).  In their attempts to answer questions of both sorts, Latin American philosophers have offered alternative perspectives that will be of interest to readers seeking to learn more about the history of philosophical ideas in the West, but also to those curious about some issues characteristic of Latin American thought.

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A recurrent topic in Latin American philosophy is that of identity, understood in two different ways. One concerns the cultural, racial, and ethnic identity of Latin Americans and their descendants abroad, and on this subject an influential view is that proposed by Jorge Gracia in his “Is Being Hispanic an Identity?” (Garcia 2001). The other concerns the identity of Latin American philosophy as a distinctive kind of philosophy. On this topic, Susana Nuccetelli offers an overview of the main positions, together with her own proposal, in her “Is ‘Latin American Philosophy’ Philosophy?”  (Nuccetelli 2003). 

Introductions

There are some current collections of original sources in Latin American philosophy offering historical and thematic selections (for example, Gracia & Millán-Zaibert 2004 and Nuccetelli & Seay 2003). In these collections the reader will also find introductions by the editors that will provide some guidance through the discipline for those unfamiliar with it. For overviews of the main topics and arguments in Latin American philosophy, see the Blackwell Companion to Latin American Philosophy (Nuccetelli et al 2009). On the foundations of Latin American philosophy, see the forthcoming entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Susana Nuccetelli.

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  1. Antón Donoso, in Memorium (1932-2018).Gail Presbey - 2018 - Inter-American Journal of Philosophy 9 (1).
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  2. On What There 'Is': Aristotle and the Aztecs on Being and Existence.Lynn Sebastian Purcell - 2018 - APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy 18 (1):11-23.
    A curious feature of Aztec philosophy is that the basic metaphysical question of the “Western” tradition cannot be formulated in their language, in Nahuatl. This did not, however, prevent the Aztecs from developing an account of 'reality', or whatever it is that might exist. The article is the first of its kind to compare the work of Aristotle on ousia (being) and the Aztecs on teotl and ometeotl. Through this analysis, it suggests that both of the Nahuatl terms are fundamental (...)
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  3. We Love and Adore Our Fatherland Like a Goddess: The Radical Catholic Nationalism of Pedro Albizu Campos.Terrance MacMullan - 2019 - Inter-American Journal of Philosophy 2 (10):1-24.
    This paper examines political philosophy of Pedro Albizu Campos, a 20th Century political leader and public philosopher from Puerto Rico. It argues that his apparent similarity to other anti-colonial thinkers of his day like José Vasconcelos and José Martí belies a deeper difference. It uses commentaries of his work by scholars such as Carlos Rojas Osorio and Antonio Steven-Arroyo to show that Albizu’s unflinching resistance against imperialism that cost him nearly three decades of freedom and ultimately his life was in (...)
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  4. The Virtues of Mestizaje: Lessons From Las Casas on Aztec Human Sacrifice.Noell Birondo - 2020 - APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy 19 (2):2-8.
    Winner of the American Philosophical Association’s 2019 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought | Western imperialism has received many different types of moral-political justifications, but one of the most historically influential justifications appeals to an allegedly universal form of human nature. In the early modern period this traditional conception of human nature—based on a Western archetype, e.g. Spanish, Dutch, British, French, German—opens up a logical space for considering the inhabitants of previously unknown lands as having a ‘less-than-human’ nature. This appeal (...)
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  5. Mauricio Beuchot: Hermenéutica analógica / Mauricio Beuchot and his Analogical Hermeneutics.Alberto Luis López - 2007 - Kathauton 1 (1):80-84.
    Mauricio Beuchot proposed in his work Treatise of Analogical hermeneutics (1997) a new interpretative model based in the ancient concept of "analogy". As his proposal is a new hermeneutical model, I describe here some of its main arguments with the aim of analyzing and discussing his analogical method of interpretation. / Mauricio Beuchot propuso en su obra Tratado de hermenéutica analógica (1997) una nueva herramienta interpretativa basada en el antiguo concepto de 'analogía'. Su propuesta refresca los debates en torno a (...)
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  6. The task of the thinker in the Bolivian society. La tarea del pensador en la sociedad boliviana.Osman Daniel Choque Aliaga - 2019 - Fragmentos 17:129-145.
    El filósofo boliviano H. C. F. Mansilla estudió ciencias políticas y filosofía en universidades alemanas. La Freie Universität Berlin le concedió la venia legendi en 1976. Fue profesor visitante en universidades de Australia, Brasil, España y Suiza. Es miembro de número de la Academia Boliviana de Ciencias y de la Academia Boliviana de la Lengua y miembro correspondiente de la Real Academia Española y de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española. Autor de varios libros sobre ecología social y tradiciones (...)
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  7. La hermenéutica analógica o filosofía de Mauricio Beuchot.Mario Edmundo Chávez Tortolero - 2019 - In Aldo Camacho & Claudia González (eds.), Tras las huellas de Hermes. Homenaje a Mauricio Beuchot. Editorial Torres Asociados. pp. 57-74.
    En este texto se aborda la hermenéutica analógica como una propuesta filosófica. Se analizan los elementos principales de la propuesta de Mauricio Beuchot, se plantean algunas objeciones y se resuelven, asimismo, se esboza una interpretación de la hermenéutica analógica.
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  8. El Nietzsche de Rafael Gutiérrez-Girardot.Alejandro Sanchez Lopera - 2018 - Ideas Y Valores 67 (167):149-176.
    Se analizan los textos de Rafael Gutiérrez-Girardot sobre F. Nietzsche en torno a la tragedia y el pesimismo. Esta aproximación se elabora a partir de tres temas: estilo, nihilismo y estética. Se argumenta que la interpretación de Gutiérrez-Girardot sobre Nietzsche impide que este sea visto solo como un crítico literario. Asimismo, este trabajo brinda el tono a la escritura de Rafael Gutiérrez Girardot y, de este modo, configura su estilo personal.
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  9. Nihilismo y Verdad. Nietzsche en América Latina.Alejandro Sanchez Lopera - 2018 - New York, NY, USA: Peter Lang.
    Las relaciones entre Nietzsche y América Latina están marcadas por el desencuentro. Lo cual no implica que Nietzsche no haya sido leído en Latinoamérica; pero es diferente aludir a Nietzsche, a asumir una perspectiva nietzscheana. Por eso, en vez de usar a Nietzsche para analizar su moral, para desplazar el punto de vista, en América Latina se moraliza a Nietzsche al ponerlo al servicio de esa moral, dejándola indemne. El caso de la filosofía latinoamericana es síntoma de ese desencuentro: en (...)
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  10. Philosophy of Ethnobiology: Understanding Knowledge Integration and Its Limitations. Journal of Ethnobiology.David Ludwig & Charbel El-Hani - 2019 - Journal of Ethnobiology 39.
    Ethnobiology has become increasingly concerned with applied and normative issues such as climate change adaptation, forest management, and sustainable agriculture. Applied ethnobiology emphasizes the practical importance of local and traditional knowledge in tackling these issues but thereby also raises complex theoretical questions about the integration of heterogeneous knowledge systems. The aim of this article is to develop a framework for addressing questions of integration through four core domains of philosophy -epistemology, ontology, value theory, and political theory. In each of these (...)
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  11. Professional Philosophy, “Diversity,” and Racist Exclusion: On Van Norden’s Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto.Grant Joseph Silva - 2018 - Expositions 2 (12):39-53.
    A critical review essay, this work explains the methodological, material, and ideological reasons for why "diversity" initiatives in philosophy face an up-hill battle.
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  12. Should a Concept of Truth Be Attributed to Nahuatl Thought? Preserving "the Colonial Difference" Between Concepts of the West and Nahua Philosophy.Philip T. L. Mack - 2015 - APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy 14 (2):11-15.
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  13. Logic, Norms and Ontology. Recent Essays in Luso-Brazilian Analytic Philosophy.João Branquinho & Guido Imaguire - 2012 - Lisboa, Portugal: Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa.
    The present special issue of Disputatio brings together some of the best work recently done in Brazil and Portugal in the tradition of analytic philosophy (broadly conceived). Over the past ten years or so we have witnessed an impressive growth of analytic philosophy in both countries, either in terms of quantity or in terms of quality of the produced philosophy. We hope that this volume capture, at least partly, the dynamics and strength of such development. The range of philosophical problems (...)
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  14. Ŷihād e iŷtihād en el pensamiento combativo musulmán (Ibn Taymiya, Sayyed Qutb y 'Abd as-Salām Faraŷ).Mohamed Bilal Achmal - 2011 - Astrolabio: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 11:64-74.
    En la historia del pensamiento político musulmán ŷihād e iŷtihād siempre van unidos. Pero es en el pensamiento combativo donde más se manifiesta esa unión de un modo transcendente. El objetivo del presente trabajo es plantear el aspecto transhistórico del iŷtihād y del ŷihād, y con ello, exponer de manifiesto el siempre fracasado proceso de emancipación histórica y teológica del proyecto ŷihadístico basado sobre la mistificación de lo sustancialmente humano.
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  15. Democracia y hegemonía en la época del neoliberalismo globalizado: reflexiones críticas.Antoni Jesús Aguiló Bonet - 2012 - Astrolabio: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 13:17-26.
    Tomando como marco de referencia algunos conceptos básicos de la teoría política de Gramsci, el objetivo principal de este artículo es criticar la función hegemónica e ideológica que la democracia representativa desempeña en el contexto social e histórico de la globalización neoliberal. Lejos de avanzar hacia el ideal emancipador que representa, en la época del neoliberalismo globalizado la democracia es un instrumento de dominación al servicio de una regulación social excluyente y desigual que origina nuevas formas de autoritarismo.
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  16. Población mundial Y de américa latina Y el caribe: Transformaciones Y nuevos (des) equilibrios.Celade Cepal - 2012 - Astrolabio: Nueva Época 8.
    El artículo examina las notables transformaciones demográficas que ha experimentado América Latina y el Caribe en las últimas décadas, sus especificidades y los grandes desafíos que plantean para la adecuación cuantitativa y cualitativa de nuestras sociedades, sus instituciones y las respuestas de política que demandan. En 2011, la región representaba el 8,6% de la población mundial; a partir de 2015, la fecundidad regional se ubicará por debajo del nivel de reemplazo, el crecimiento de su población será inferior al promedio mundial (...)
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  17. Repensando la tradición nacional. Estudios sobre la filosofia reciente en el Perú.Augusto Castro - 1991 - Areté. Revista de Filosofía 3 (2):327-333.
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Latin American Philosophy: Foundations
  1. The Structure of Dispossession in Settler México.Elena Ruíz - 2019 - Journal of World Philosophies 1 (4):121-155.
  2. Francisco Miró Quesada's Formal Ethics: Interpretative Overview with a Translation.Alonso Villarán - 2018 - Philosophical Forum 49 (2):135-160.
  3. Tres filósofos colombianos.Hernán Ortiz Rivas - 2012 - Bogota: Universidad Libre.
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  4. Personalism in Latin American Philosophy.J. A. Fránquiz - 1964 - Memorias Del XIII Congreso Internacional de Filosofía 9:571-583.
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  5. La temprana formación literaria del joven José Gaos en Valencia (1915-1919).A. H. B. - 2016 - Quaderns de Filosofia i Ciència 3 (2):11-16.
    This paper studies in detail about the early years of José Gaos (1900- 1969) and his education in philosophy and literature. Therefore, we know that their studies (academic or not) were not purely “philosophical” in 1915. Literature and philosophy played in Gaos an equally important role. The first real encounter with philosophy happens before he comes to Valencia in 1915; but in this year Gaos also receives a strong education, in aesthetic and literary, through press and philosophical journals, and especially (...)
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  6. Laclau, Populism, and Emancipation: From Latin America to the U.S. Latino/A Context.Adam Burgos - 2014 - Inter-American Journal of Philosophy 5 (1).
  7. Is There Latin American Philosophy?Eduardo Mendieta - 1999 - Philosophy Today 43 (9999):50-61.
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  8. On the Question of Latin American Philosophy.Michael Monahan - unknown
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  9. Filosofía Analítica en América Latina.Alejandro Tomasini Bassols - 2014 - Revista de Filosofia Aurora 26 (38):167.
    En este artículo diagnostico y rechazo la tesis de que el lenguaje de la filosofía analítica es el inglés. Para ello, realzo el carácter cultural de los productos filosóficos y argumento que su utilidad está esencialmente vinculada a sus respectivos contextos de producción. Enfatizo la importancia de la fi losofía en conexión con las atividades científi cas, políticas, etc., locales. El principal blanco de mi trabajo es la idea, en gran medida propiciada por la globalización y el coloniaje cultural contemporáneos, (...)
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  10. Hispanic / Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective.Jorge J. E. Gracia - 1999 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This volume provides a superb introduction to the philosophical, social, and political elements of Hispanic/Latino identity. It is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in issues that concern Hispanics/Latinos, social policy, and the history of thought and culture.
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  11. A Companion to Latin American Philosophy.Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  12. Latin American Philosophy: Currents, Issues, Debates.Eduardo Mendieta (ed.) - 2003 - Indiana University Press.
    "The essays in this book make it elegantly clear that there is a vigorous and rigorous Latin American philosophy... and that others dismiss it at their peril." —Mario Sáenz The ten essays in this lively anthology move beyond a purely historical consideration of Latin American philosophy to cover recent developments in political and social philosophy as well as innovations in the reception of key philosophical figures from the European Continental tradition. Topics such as indigenous philosophy, multiculturalism, the philosophy of race, (...)
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  13. El Pensamiento Hispanoamericano Antolog'ia Del Pensamiento de Lengua Espaänola En la Edad Contempor'anea.Josâe Gaos - 1993
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  14. Latinoamérica Cien Años de Filosofía.Carlos Rojas Osorio - 2002
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  15. REULET, Editor, Contemporary Latin-American Philosophy. [REVIEW]Robinson Robinson - 1955 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 16:136.
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  16. Historia de las ideas e identidad: History of Ideas and Identity.Yamandú Acosta - 2009 - Estudios de Filosofía Práctica E Historia de Las Ideas 11 (1):33-43.
    Se focaliza sobre la Historia de las ideas en América como disciplina y sobre sus aportes a la elucidación de la cuestión de la identidad de nuestra América. Para dar cumplimiento a este objetivo principal, se recurre a la periodización de la misma propuesta por Horacio Cerutti Guldberg, a partir de la cual se avanzan las líneas de reflexión del artículo. Se asume en su potencial heurísitico la tensionalidad y alternancia entre identidad y modernización sobre la que Eduardo Devés Valdés (...)
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  17. Latin American Philosophy: Currents, Issues, Debates; The Concept of Other in Latin American Liberation: Fusing Emancipatory Philosophic Thought and Social Revolt; On Imperialist Globalization: Two Speeches. [REVIEW]Jon Beasley-Murray - 2004 - Radical Philosophy 123.
  18. Reperterio de Fil'osofos Latinoamericanos = Directory of Latin American Philosophers.Jorge J. E. Gracia - 1988 - Council on International Studies and Programs, State University of New York at Buffalo.
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  19. Identidad, Origen, Modelos Pensamiento Latinoamericano.Mario Berrios Caro - 1988 - Instituto Profesional de Santiago.
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  20. El Pensamiento Latinoamericano.José Vasconcelos - 1978 - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coordinación de Humanidades, Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras ; Unión de Universidades de América Latina.
  21. A Century of Latin-American Thought.P. R. - 1945 - Journal of Philosophy 42 (25):694-698.
  22. Reseña: Alex Ibarra Peña: Filosofía chilena: La tradición analítica en el período de institucionalización de la filosofía.Pedro D. Karczmarczyk - 2012 - Estudios de Filosofía Práctica E Historia de Las Ideas 14 (2):119-121.
    El presente trabajo de Alex Ibarra Peña recoge los resultados de una investigación cuyo tema es la constitución de un campo de estudios ligado a la filosofía analítica en Chile. El autor se propone una tarea informativa y crítica en la que cifra la novedad de su propuesta. En otros términos, la suya es una labor de rescate, de algunos filósofos y corrientes de pensamiento relegados en las narraciones hegemónicas de la institucionalización de la filosofía en Chile y una tarea (...)
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  23. Latin American Philosophy.Alexander V. Stehn - 2014 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    This encyclopedia article outlines the history of Latin American philosophy: the thinking of its indigenous peoples, the debates over conquest and colonization, the arguments for national independence in the eighteenth century, the challenges of nation-building and modernization in the nineteenth century, the concerns over various forms of development in the twentieth century, and the diverse interests in Latin American philosophy during the opening decades of the twenty-first century. Rather than attempt to provide an exhaustive and impossibly long list of scholars’ (...)
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  24. A Companion to Latin American Philosophy.Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte, OtÁ Bueno & Vio (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  25. The Philosophical Polemic in Havana Revisited.Vicente Medina - 2013 - Inter-American Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):32-52.
    The polemic was an important cultural event in 19th-century Cuba. From 1838 to 1840, issues of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, pedagogy, and the influence of Victor Cousin’s eclecticism were discussed in the island’s leading newspapers. A brief historical account preceding the polemic is offered. It is argued that the predominant view of the polemic as motivated by a widespread desire for Cuba’s independence from Spain is misleading — promoting an emancipatory myth. Lastly, it is argued that José de la Luz y (...)
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  26. What Is Latin American Philosophy?Jorge Je Gracia - 2007 - In George Yancey (ed.), Philosophy in Multiple Voices.
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  27. What Is Latin American Philosophy?J. E. Jorge - 2007 - In George Yancey (ed.), Philosophy in Multiple Voices. pp. 175.
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  28. Latin American Philosophy as Critical Ontology of the Present: Themes and Motifs for a “Critique of Latin American Reason”.Santiago Castro-Gómez - 2003 - In Eduardo Mendieta (ed.), Latin American Philosophy: Currents, Issues, Debates. Indiana University Press. pp. 68--79.
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  29. How to Solve the Invisibility Problem for Spanish and Latin American Philosophy.Susana Inés Nuccetelli Ferraro - 2012 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 31 (1):129-138.
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  30. Reseña de "Mujer y filosofía en El pensamiento iberoamericano. Momentos de una relación difícil" de Raúl FORNET-BETANCOURT.Sara Beatriz Guardia - 2009 - Utopía y Praxis Latinoamericana 14 (45):148-151.
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  31. El Pensamiento Identitario.Hugo E. Biagini - 2001 - Utopía y Praxis Latinoamericana 6 (15):93-99.
    The analysis, research and interpretation of the concept of identity in Latin America is far from over. In this article an outline of new proposals that are being formulated in relation to this important theme is presented. Also new thoughts on identity are found to be “oriented towards an und..
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  32. Concepto y Práctica de la Historia de la Filosofía.Vicente Durán Casas - 2005 - Universitas Philosophica 44:187-202.
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  33. Balance y perspectivas del estudio del pensamiento latinoamericano en América y Europa.Raúl Fornet Betancourt - 1992 - Revista de Filosofía (México) 75:273-288.
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