Enrique Dussel and John Dewey share commitments to philosophical theory and practice aimed at addressing human problems, democratic. Keywords Enrique Dussel, John Dewey, Liberation Philosophy, Pragmatism, Latin American Philosophy, Democratic Theory 1 Alex Carta a los indignados . interest in Enrique Dussel’s work, to which this volume upsurge of , Dussel published Carta a los indignados, and he has recently finished a companion.

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Indeed, Ethics of Eenrique in the Age of Globalization and Exclusion can be read as an exegesis and reconstruction of much of the philosophical tradition to construct a critical, non-Eurocentric philosophy.

At the turn of the century, William James could deliver his Gifford lectures as a New World interloper. Contingency irony and solidarity.

Liberation Pragmatism: Dussel and Dewey in Dialogue | Alex Sager and Albert Spencer –

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token. Third, Dussel is not particularly interested in actual dkssel mechanisms, remaining caught at a level of abstraction. These are implemented through systems of empirical institutions that are invented, tested, and corrected by humanity throughout the millennia in order to achieve a strong measure of approval by the citizenry Dussel Dewey and Dussel share commitments to philosophical theory and practice aimed at addressing human problems, democratic modes of inquiry, and progressive social reform, but also have inidgnados differences in their fundamental starting point for political philosophy and their use of the social sciences.

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Liberation Pragmatism: Dussel and Dewey in Dialogue

Though the success cwrta these institutions has varied Avritzerthese experiments provide an opportunity to analyze different conditions and designs. A third related point is that Dussel and Dewey share a commitment to democracy as the fundamental method and mechanism for social progress. He repeatedly admonishes anarchists who wish to destroy the state, insists on the need to build institutions that combine participatory with representative democracy, and stresses the imperfection of all actual institutions.


Dussel appears to share this negative understanding of pragmatism, an understanding reinforced by his dialogue with Richard Rorty dusseo often represented himself as a Deweyean. Carta a los indignados.

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Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Liberation. Spencer, Portland State University Forthcoming in Contemporary Pragmatism significance of democracy for social relationships and associations founding all aspects of human life Caspary The attention to these two figures without serious attention to Dewey is surprising.

Transformation requires that representative democracy be integrated with participatory democracy Dussel At this level of abstraction, it is difficult to know how potentia is constituted and what an empirical manifestation of potentia might be. Pragmatic Democratic Practice in Latin America. Our strategy is to use the liberation philosophy articulated most prominently by Enrique Dussel and bring it into closer contact with the work of John Dewey.

Philosopher of Science and Freedom edited by Sidney Hook. Dewey shares similar commitments, placing faith in the experimental intelligence of ordinary people enrisue the capacity of universal education to equip them with the tools to engage intelligently in politics.

Building institutions is complicated and their normative evaluation requires empirical study. Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

His political philosophy often takes on an amorphous, metaphysical quality inherited from his phenomenological roots. Dussel mentions that Castro adds abandoned children, women, and the elderly in later speeches.


Enrique Dussel

Liberation Philosophy offers pragmatism a perspective that privileges the excluded, marginalized populations and a vocabulary that encourages a vivid, affective connection to the oppressed.

Though it may be true that Dussel has not ready Dewey deeply or systematically, the question of why remains. Dussel acknowledges the continuity between Liberation Philosophy and Pragmatism on this point with a quote from Hilary Putnam: Though this passage does not explicitly cite Dewey, it helpfully reconstructs how Dussel sees the differences between American pragmatism and philosophy of liberation: First, Dussel and Dewey share a commitment to naturalism, grounding their moral and political philosophy in a conception of human beings as animals in the natural world.

Click here to sign up. Dussel makes frequent political statements about social and political policies and institutions, but demonstrates little patience for the difficult empirical task of assessing actual practice and policy.

There is no rupture of consciousness of being something different than Europe. Though the parallels between the Philosophy of Liberation and American Pragmatism have not gone unremarked Pappas ; Stehn a; Stehn bthey merit further development.

Barnes and Noble Inc. For example, Dussel writes the following of his discussion with Rorty on Dewey and Marx and the possibility of pragmatism incorporated the critical social sciences: