The purpose of this paper is to analyze some of the thesis developed in the context of the Latin American critical thought in order to address the question of the crisis of modernity. We particularly consider the theories of two contemporary authors: Bolívar Echeverría and Enrique Dussel. Their theoretical positons are clearly different from the critique that had occurred in the postmodern discourse and they intend to account for the meaning of modernity in relation with certain phenomena that characterize it structurally, which are represented by the development of capitalism and the consequent globalization. In this sense, albeit taking into consideration where these critical theories have been enunciated, that is, the particular experience of modernity in Latin America, their reflections have a global scope and try to explain the complex and contradictory characteristics of this civilization process. We analyze Bolívar Echeverría’s original proposal regarding the baroque ethos by which he identifies a particular way of modernity that tends to offer an alternative to the capitalist modernity. As regards Enrique Dussel, we underscore his trans-modernity concept that gives a new response to the Eurocentrism and colonization that marked the historical changes since modernity to the present.
Keywords América Latina  Bolívar Echeverría  Critical thought  Enrique Dusse  Enrique Dussel  Latin America  Modernidad  Modernity  Pensamiento crítico
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Europa, Modernidad y Eurocentrismo.Enrique Dussel - 1993 - Revista de Cultura Teológica 4:69-81.
Filosofía de la Cultura y la Liberación: Ensayos.Enrique D. Dussel - 2006 - Uacm, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México.

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