Hispanic-American Philosophy in the Fringes of the Empire
Abstract:After presenting a brief history of philosophy in Hispanic-America since the XVI century, we discuss whether the idea of province and empire is applicable to contemporary Hispanic-American philosophy, investigate the form these ideas adopt in this region, and inquire into the ways in which provincialism i s present in philosophical work. We conclude that there are three main groups that understand their peripheral position in different ways, with different views on the way in which they should insert (or not) into the mainstream of Western philosophy.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-12-01