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Latin American Thought

Philosophical Problems And Arguments, 1st Edition

By Susanna Nuccetelli


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Latin American Thought examines the relationship between philosophy and rationality in Latin American thought, the nature of justice, human rights, and cultural identity, and other questions that have concerned Latin American thinkers from the colonial period to the present day. From the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas to the present day, rev

Table of Contents

The Epistemic Practices of Latin American Indians: A Puzzle for Philosophers -- Could the Mayans Think? And What About Us? -- Native Folk Cosmologies Versus Western Philosophy and Science -- The Legacy of 1492: Pluralism, Relativism, and the Clash of Cultures -- Thomistic Philosophy and the Conquest: Human Rights in the New World -- Iberian Scholasticism and Its Critics: From Colonial Rule to Independence -- Latin Americans, North Americans, and the Rest of the World -- Latin American Identity: Ethnicity, Name, and Thought

About the Author

Susana Nuccetelli is assistant professor of philosophy at St. Cloud State University.

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