On the Value of Philosophy: The Latin American Case

Comparative Philosophy 1 (1):33-52 (2010)
Abstract
There is very little study of Latin American Philosophy in the English-speaking philosophical world. This can sometimes lead to the impression that there is nothing of philosophical worth in Latin American philosophy or its history. The present article offers some reasons for thinking that this impression is mistaken, and indeed, that we ought to have more study of Latin American philosophy than currently exists in the English-speaking philosophical world. In particular, the article argues for three things: (1) an account of cultural resources that is useful for illuminating the fact of cultural differences and variations in cultural complexity, (2) a framework for understanding the value of philosophy, and (3) the conclusion that there is demonstrable value to Latin American philosophy and its study.
Keywords Latin American Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,727
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Is "Latin American Thought" Philosophy?Susana Nuccetelli - 2003 - Metaphilosophy 34 (4):524-536.
Phenomenological Encuentros.Mariana Ortega - 2006 - Radical Philosophy Review 9 (1):45-64.
Globalization and Latin American Thought.A. Pablo Iannone - 2010 - In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
Latin American Thought.Harold Eugene Davis - 1972 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press.
Ortega y Gasset's Heritage in Latin America.Manuel Garrido - 2010 - In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 142-155.
Identity and Latin American Philosophy.Jorge Gracia - 2010 - In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
Added to PP index
2010-12-22

Total downloads
85 ( #63,773 of 2,197,331 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #97,207 of 2,197,331 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature