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Summary There is no single development of metaphysics and epistemology in Latin America but rather a vast number of theories in both areas which reflect the diversity of traditions cultivated there since philosophy acquired its "normal" status in the twentieth century. Many Latin Americans have been drawn to skepticism about the very existence of philosophy in the subcontinent in light of the tendency there to adopt every new philosophical trend in these areas without ever producing any significant contribution to each adopted trend.
Key works Metaphysics and epistemology in Latin America have been cultivated within traditions as varied as analytic philosophy, phenomenology, Marxism, Thomism, existentialism, French structuralism, and postmodernism.
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  1. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz on Self‐Control.Sergio Armando Gallegos‐Ordorica - 2020 - Philosophy Compass (10):1-10.
    The Novohispanic nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz has not been traditionally considered as a philosopher within the Anglophone philosophical sphere because her writings are primarily poems and plays. In the last three decades, only a few philosophers have engaged with Sor Juana's works. However, their scholarship has focused only on a narrow range of issues, such as Sor Juana's defense of the right of women to be educated, and has neglected other dimensions of her thought, such as her (...)
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  2. Andrés Bello as a Prefiguration of Richard Rorty.Sergio A. Gallegos - 2019 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 55 (2):161-174.
    The present paper argues that the Venezuelan-Chilean philosopher Andrés Bello constitutes an important but heretofore neglected prefiguration of Richard Rorty. I argue for this thesis by articulating first an Inter-American philosophical narrative (based on previous work by Alex Stehn and Carlos Sanchez) that enables me to highlight certain common characteristics in philosophical projects that flourished across the Americas. Having done this, I show that Rorty’s anti-representationalism and anti-foundationalism are prefigured in Bello’s most important philosophical treatise, Filosofía del Entendimiento, to the (...)
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  3. Gilberto Gomes é mesmo um compatibilista?Marcelo Fischborn - 2018 - Filosofia Unisinos 19 (3):179-188.
    This paper focuses on Gilberto Gomes’ work on free will. In a series of contributions that have had a significant impact on the respective literature, Gomes developed a conception about free will and argued that its existence is consistent with recent scientific findings, specially in neuroscience. In this paper, I object to a claim of Gomes about his conception of free will, namely the claim that it is a compatibilist conception. I seek to show that Gomes does not use the (...)
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  4. Surviving Social Disintegration: Jorge Portilla on the Phenomenology of Zozobra.Francisco Gallegos - 2018 - APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy 2 (17):3-6.
    ​In the wake of the extremely divisive 2016 presidential election, many US Americans are feeling deeply unsettled by the sense that the basic norms that govern life in our society are in a state of flux. How might we best describe and analyze the experience of living in a society that is so divided, a society whose very normative structure seems to be disintegrating? What problematic behaviors might arise in this situation? And how might we continue to work for positive (...)
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  5. El Nietzsche de Rafael Gutiérrez-Girardot.Alejandro Sánchez Lopera - 2018 - Ideas Y Valores 67 (167).
    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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  6. Latin American Perspectives on Science and Religion.Ignacio Silva (ed.) - 2014 - London: Pickering & Chatto.
    Latin America plays an increasingly important role in the development of modern Christianity yet it has been underrepresented in current scholarship on religion and science. In this first edited volume on the subject, contributors explore the different ways that religion and science relate to each other, how developments in natural science shaped religious views from the pre-Hispanic period until the nineteenth century and the current debates over evolution and creationism. It will appeal to those researching theology, divinity, philosophy, history of (...)
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  7. 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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  8. Por una historia comparada de la filosofía: la formación del campo filosófico español y mexicano.Alejandro Estrella González - 2011 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 53:9-27.
    Este artículo pretende explorar la posibilidad de realizar un historia comparada de la filosofía. Para ello se estudian los casos de la filosofía mexicana y española durante el periodo que abarca el último tercio del siglo XIX y el primero del XX. La metodología de trabajo que se sigue para llevar a cabo esta comparativa se inspira en las aportaciones de diversas propuestas de la sociología de la filosofía y la teoría de las generaciones de Karl Mannheim. Finalmente se evaluan (...)
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  9. An Ontological Critique of the Trans-Ontology of Enrique Dussel.Andrew B. Irvine - 2011 - Sophia 50 (4):603-624.
    Enrique Dussel has developed a sweeping philosophical critique of the eurocentricity of Western habits of thought and action, with the aim of articulating an ‘ethics of liberation’ that takes the part distinctively of ‘the victims’ of the world system. The heart of Dussel’s effort is an ostensibly new method, ‘analectic’ or ‘anadialectic,’ which comes about through the ‘revelation’ of the other, and goes beyond the self-enclosure that, Dussel asserts, typifies dialectic in Western ontology. Thus, he takes his position to have (...)
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  10. Formal Epistemology and Logic.Horacio Arló-Costa & Eduardo Fermé - 2010 - In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
  11. Epistemology.Eleonora Cresto - 2010 - In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  12. Tra Metafisica E Storia: L'Idea Dell'uomo in Eduardo Nicol.Stefano Santasilia - 2010 - Le Cáriti.
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  13. Metaphysics.Liza Skidelsky - 2010 - In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
  14. Advantages and Limits of Naturalism.Mario Bunge - 2009 - In John R. Shook & Paul Kurtz (eds.), The Future of Naturalism. Humanity Books.
  15. Geo-Epistemology: Latin America and the Location of Knowledge.Claudio Canaparo - 2009 - Peter Lang.
    This book is about the formation and development of Latin America as name, idea and concept, as well as the wider concepts of location, knowledge and the ...
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  16. Blackwell Companion to Latin American Philosophy.S. Nuccetelli (ed.) - 2009 - Blackwell.
  17. A Companion to Latin American Philosophy.Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte, OtÁ Bueno & Vio (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  18. Responses to Nuccetelli, Lemos, and Bueno.Ernest Sosa - 2009 - Metaphilosophy 40 (2):203-213.
    Abstract: Susana Nuccetelli discusses critically my account of Moore's Proof of the External World. Noah Lemos takes up my views on skepticism and my distinction between animal knowledge and reflective knowledge. Otávio Bueno focuses on my treatment of dream skepticism. In this article I offer replies to my three critics.
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  19. Univocity and Mystery.R. Cross - 2007 - In Roberto Hofmeister Pich (ed.), New Essays on Metaphysics as "Scientia Transcendens": Proceedings of the Second International Conference of Medieval Philosophy, Held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande Do Sul (Pucrs), Porto Alegre/Brazil, 15-18 August 2006. Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Médiévales.
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  20. Univocity of Being in William of Ockham's Thought: A First Approach.P. G. Leite Júnior - 2007 - In Roberto Hofmeister Pich (ed.), New Essays on Metaphysics as "Scientia Transcendens": Proceedings of the Second International Conference of Medieval Philosophy, Held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande Do Sul (Pucrs), Porto Alegre/Brazil, 15-18 August 2006. Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Médiévales.
  21. Modality as Alternativeness in John Duns Scotus.S. Knuuttila - 2007 - In Roberto Hofmeister Pich (ed.), New Essays on Metaphysics as "Scientia Transcendens": Proceedings of the Second International Conference of Medieval Philosophy, Held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande Do Sul (Pucrs), Porto Alegre/Brazil, 15-18 August 2006. Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Médiévales.
  22. Pluralismo social Y cultural, crisol de razas Y multiculturalismo en el estudio de las migraciones masivas a la argentina: Una mirada histórica retrospectiva.Dedier Norberto Marquiegui - 2006 - Astrolabio: Nueva Época 2.
    PLURALISMO SOCIAL Y CULTURAL, CRISOL DE RAZAS Y MULTICULTURALISMO EN EL ESTUDIO DE LAS MIGRACIONES MASIVAS A LA ARGENTINA: UNA MIRADA HISTÓRICA RETROSPECTIVA.
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  23. Ontology Relativized: Reply to Moulines.Stéphanie Ruphy - 2006 - Synthese 151 (3):325 - 330.
    Ontology is taken by Moulines as supervenient on science: what kinds of things there are is determined by our well-confirmed theories. But the fact is that today, science provides us with a multiplicity of well-confirmed theories, each having its own ontological commitments. The modest, ontological form of reduction advocated by Moulines (this volume) restores hope of putting some ontological order in the “huge chaotic supermarket of science”. In this paper I show that any claim on the amount of order obtained (...)
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  24. Personalismo y Compromiso. Paul L. Landsberg: Un Fructífero Diálogo Con Charles Péguy y Emmanuel Mounier.Juan Carlos Vila - 2006 - Revista Iberoamericana de Personalismo Comunitario Persona ISSN 1851-4693 (2).
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  25. Ethnic and Racial Differences on the Standard Progressive Matrices in Mexico.Richard Lynn, Eduardo Backhoff & L. A. Contreras - 2005 - Journal of Biosocial Science 37 (1):107-113.
    Raven10 years in Mexico. The mean IQs in relation to a British mean of 100 obtained from the 1979 British standardization sample and adjusted for the estimated subsequent increase were: 98·0 for whites, 94·3 for Mestizos and 83·3 for Native Mexican Indians.
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  26. CASTANEDA, Hector-Neri (1924–1991).William J. Rapaport - 2005 - In John R. Shook (ed.), The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 1860-1960. Thoemmes Press.
    H´ector-Neri Casta˜neda-Calder´on (December 13, 1924–September 7, 1991) was born in San Vicente Zacapa, Guatemala. He attended the Normal School for Boys in Guatemala City, later called the Military Normal School for Boys, from which he was expelled for refusing to fight a bully; the dramatic story, worthy of being filmed, is told in the “De Re” section of his autobiography, “Self-Profile” (1986). He then attended a normal school in Costa Rica, followed by studies in philosophy at the University of San (...)
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  27. La filosofía latinoamericana en busca de su autenticidad.José Ramón Fabelo Corzo - 2004 - Pensares y Haceres. Revista Electrónica de Pensamiento y Cultura Latinoamericana 1 (5-6):1-14.
    El problema de la autenticidad del filosofar latinoamericano es una de las temáticas más constantes y trascendentales de la historia del pensamiento subcontinental, asociada a la preocupación esencial por la autenticidad misma del latinoamericano, de su ser, de su cultura, preocupación que ha matizado toda la historia de nuestra América, desde que ésta fue conquistada por Europa. Este problema llegó a convertirse en una especie de obsesión o fiebre que se extendió prácticamente a todos los filósofos del continente. Esto no (...)
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  28. Comentarios al libro de Eugene Gogol "El concepto del otro en la liberación latinoamericana". [REVIEW]José Ramón Fabelo Corzo - 2004 - Graffylia, Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la BUAP 4:157-158.
    Guiada siempre por la brújula de la emancipación social, esta obra de Eugene Gogol destaca, en primer lugar, por ser un fecundo intento de análisis de la vinculación entre teoría y praxis, entre pensamiento y acción, en un contexto como el latinoamericano, signado históricamente tanto por la opresión como por la resistencia. El segundo momento que llama la atención de este libro es su pretensión de rescate del contenido revolucionario de la dialéctica de Hegel, figura muchas veces identificada únicamente con (...)
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  29. An Appreciation and a Critique in a Discussion of On Being Human: U.S. Hispanic and Rahnerian Perspectives by Miguel H. Díaz. [REVIEW]Conrad T. Gromada - 2004 - Philosophy and Theology 16 (1):141-150.
    In the context of acknowledging the contrast between Marian devotional life and eucharistic theology, this response to Díaz’s book makes several connections between the two, including a glimpse into Rahner’s own devotional piety. While affirming and approving the overall content of this study by Díaz, the respondent uses a more recent article by Rahner to suggest four topics that might have enhanced the book: 1) how Marian devotion is founded on the doctrine of the communion of the saints; 2) how (...)
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  30. The Centrality of Truth.Mario Bunge - 2003 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 81 (1):233-241.
  31. ¿Saber sin verdad? Objeciones a un argumento de Villoro (Knowledge without Truth? Objections to an Argument from Villoro).Guillermo Hurtado - 2003 - Critica 35 (103):121-134.
    Se examina uno de los argumentos principales de Creer, saber, conocer en contra de la inclusión de la noción de verdad en la definición de saber. Se sostiene que el argumento falla, entre otras razones, porque concede al escéptico una premisa falsa acerca de las condiciones de aplicabilidad del verbo "saber". /// One of the main arguments of Creer, saber, conocer against the inclusion of the notion of truth in the definition of knowledge is examined. It is claimed that the (...)
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  32. Pilgrimages/Peregrinajes: Theorizing Oppression Against Mulptiple Oppressions.María Lugones - 2003 - Lantham.
    Mar'a Lugones, one of the premiere figures in feminist philosophy, has at last collected some of her most famous essays, as well as some lesser-known gems, into her first book.
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  33. The Full Dimensions of Rationality.Francisco Miró Quesada - 2003 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 81 (1):225-228.
  34. Mental Causation: Anatomy of a Problem.Eduardo A. Rabossi - 2002 - Manuscrito 25 (3):285-304.
    The origins and development of the problem of mental causation are outlined. The underlying presuppositions which give rise to the problem are identified. Possible strategies for solving, or dissolving the problem are examined.
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  35. Por qué no soy falibilista.Guillermo Hurtado - 2000 - Critica 32 (96):59-97.
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  36. Phenomenology in Mexico: A Historical Profile.Antonio Zirión - 2000 - Continental Philosophy Review 33 (1):75-92.
    The paper presents a journey along the history of phenomenology (Husserlian Phenomenology or phenomenology derived from Husserl) in Mexico, dealing mainly with its appropriation in the field of philosophy proper. The survey covers almost the whole century, leaving out only the last years and the present situation. Although all those philosophers who came in touch with phenomenology in a significant way in that period are mentioned here, particular attention is laid upon three figures and their meaning in Mexican philosophical culture: (...)
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  37. Dictionary of Philosophy.Mario Augusto Bunge - 1999 - Prometheus Books.
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  38. Enrique Florescano, "Etnia, Estado y nación. Ensayo sobre las identidades colectivas en México".Fernando Escalante Gonzalbo - 1998 - Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política 12:185-188.
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  39. Realismo, relativismo e irrealismo.Guillermo Hurtado - 1998 - Critica 30 (90):23-46.
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  40. Gingando and Cooling Out: The Embodied Philosophies of the African Diaspora.Julio Cesar de Souza Tavares - 1998 - Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin
    This dissertation develops a comparative analysis of Afro-Brazilians and African Americans, seeking to understand the processes of embodiment, meaning and social order in the constitution of the African Diaspora. The study singles out two sociocultural categories, "Ginga" and "Cool," among, respectively, Afro-Brazilians living in Mangueira and African-Americans living in Harlem, . Both of these categories have been related to bodily practices in the African Diaspora and are responsible for defining styles, rhythms of life, and the management of everyday routines: "Ginga" (...)
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  41. Filosofía de la Mente: Historia, Perspectivas, Conceptos, Personajes y Algunos Problemas.Manuel Liz - 1997 - Arbor 158 (621):65-102.
  42. El (supuesto) trilema del saber.Guillermo Hurtado - 1996 - Critica 28 (83):131-136.
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  43. Moulines y el realismo.Bonilla Jesús P. Zamora - 1995 - Theoria 10 (1):193-208.
    Moulines’ arguments against several types of realism in his book Pluralidad y recursion are considered and a defence of scientific realism consistent with structuralism is offered as a plausible answer to Moulines’ criticisms.
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  44. Subjetividad y privacidad.Guillermo Hurtado - 1994 - Critica 26 (76/77):185-203.
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  45. Latin American Personalist.John Haddox - 1992 - The Personalist Forum 8 (Supplement):109-118.
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  46. The Unacceptable Otherness.Luis Villoro - 1992 - Diogenes 40 (159):57-68.
  47. The Problem: Metaphysics From the Latin American Position.Mauricio Beuchot - 1991 - In Marcelo Dascal (ed.), Cultural Relativism and Philosophy: North and Latin American Perspectives. E.J. Brill. pp. 7--159.
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  48. Cultural Relativism and Philosophy: North and Latin American Perspectives.Marcelo Dascal (ed.) - 1991 - E.J. Brill.
    To what extent does cultural diversity affect the activity and the products of philosophizing?
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  49. Ward on Davidson's Refutation of Scepticism.Guillermo Hurtado - 1989 - Critica 21 (63):75-81.
  50. Segundo Simposio Internacional de Filosof'ia.Enrique Villanueva - 1988
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