History of Latin American Philosophy I: Myths and Origins

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Latin American Philosophy

Fall 2018

Taught By: Daniel Rodriguez-Navas

Section: A

CRN: 7811

Credits: 3

Dominant approaches to Latin American philosophy in the English-speaking world tend to be structured by the idea of Latin American philosophy and the idea of Latin American identity, they tend to be structured by a set of questions regarding what might define Latin American philosophy, and how one might best conceive what it is to be Latin American. Without denying the importance that such questions have had and continue to have for Latin American thinkers, the aim of this course, the first of a series, is to bring into view and highlight other themes and aspects of substantive philosophical interest. In this first element of the series, we will study a series of possible ‘origins’ or ‘foundational’ moments of Latin American philosophy: Aztec philosophy, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s understanding of the human psyche, early 19th Century political thought, and engagements with 19th and Early 20th Century positivism.  

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:17am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1003

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/10/2018