Latin American Thought : Philosophical Problems and Arguments. First Edition


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NUCCETELLI, Susana. Latin American Thought : Philosophical Problems and Arguments. (Boulder, Colorado) : Westview Press, A Member of the Perseus BooksGroup, (2002). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xxii,1-268,(2). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Black (remainder) mark to bottom edge, else very good. 50.00 Contents : Preface. 1. The Epistemic Practices of Latin American Indians: A Puzzle for Philosophers : Why Should We Care About Native Cultures?; Rational Prediction in the West; Prediction Among the Mayans; The Case of Mayan Astrology; The Case of Mayan Prophecies; What Sort of Rationality Is Mayan Rationality?; An Argument for Strong Rationalism; The Principle of Charity Versus Strong Rationalism; A Further Objection to Strong Rationalism; The Bridgehead View; First Objection to the Bridgehead View; Second Objection to the Bridgehead View; Weak Rationality and Critical Thinking. 2. Could the Mayans Think? And What About Us? : The Weak Rationality Argument; Human Rationality and Animal Rationality; A MetaphoricalInterpretation of Mayan Prediction; "True for the Mayans,"; Is Rationality Relative?; "True in the Context of Mayan Culture,"; Ordinary Thinkers Vers us Super Thinkers; Cognitive Pluralism; Super Thinkers Versus Animal Thinkers; Neither Super Thinkers nor Animal Thinkers; Mayan Rationality Reconsidered; Could the Natives of Latin America Think?; Why the Mayans' Massive Error Does Not Amount to Irrationality. 3. Native Folk Cosmologies Versus Western Philosophy and Science : Understanding the Natural World: Latin Americaand the West; Folk Cosmologies in Latin America; Folk Cosmologies in the W est; Questions That Make Little Sense to Ask; Are Folk Cosmologies Philosophy?; Did Ancient Latin American Civilizations Have Any Philosophy?; What Bernardino de Sahagun Saw in the Colonies; Is Philosophy Universal? Latin Americans Follow the West; Antonio Caso on the Philosophical Character; Jose Vasconcelos' "Super-Criterion"; Argumentation as a Demarcation Criterion; The Ancestors of Philosophy in the West; The Ancestors of Philosophy in LatinAmerica; Philosophy Today in Latin America and the West. 4. The Legacy of 1492: Pluralism, Relativism, and the Clash of Cultures : What Would Santayana Say About Magic Thought and Prayers?; Could Magic Really Help in Understanding the Natural World?; Relativism Revisited: The Linguistic Argument; AContribution from Cultural Anthropology; Avoiding Ethnocentrism; Getting T ough-Minded; Pluralism Without Cultural Relativism; Completing the Analogy;Philosophy, Science, and World Cultures; Francisco Romero: Not All Culture s Are Created Equa; The "Species Chauvinism" Objection Against Romero; Is There a Natural Selection of Cultures? 5. Thomistic Philosophy and the Conquest: Human Rights in the New World : Human Rights: A Moral Dilemma; Conflict of Cultures and of Religions, Too; Was the Conquest Morally Justified?; Were the Indians "Natural Slaves"?; The Theory of Natural Slaves in Context;Sepulveda Defeated by a Non-Scholastic Alternative; Montaigne and the Rela tivist Alternative; Las Casas's Scholastic Defense of the Rights of the Indians; Lascasianism: A Philosophy or a Political Agenda?; Vitoria: Humanism About International Law and Natural Rights. 6. Iberian Scholasticism and Its Critics: From Colonial Rule to Independence : The Scholastic Paradigm; Jose de Acosta Versus Aristotelian Science; Acosta's Concerns in Perspective;Sor Juana: Could Women Think in Colonial Mexico?; The Perils of a Certain Scholastic Dispute; Was Sor Juana a Radical Feminist?; Colonial Scholasticism in Context; Simon Bolivar: Independence Leads to Puzzles; Must PoliticalSystems Accommodate Ethnic Diversity?; Sarmiento's Dilemma: Whose Civiliza tion Is Preferable to Barbarism?; Is There a Connection Between Race and Character? Facundo's Ethnic Stereotypes. 7. Latin Americans, North Americans,and the Rest of the World : Autochthonous Positivists; Positivism in Brazi l; Latin American Positivists and "First Philosophy,"; Positivism in Mexico; Rodo on Hispanic Identity: A True Latin Americanist?; Ariel Vindicated: The Latin American Critique of the United States; Marti on Social Justice and the Americas; Indians, Land, and Race; The Actual Needs of the Oppressed;The Oppressed Against Mariategui. 8. Latin American Identity: Ethnicity, N ame, and Thought : The Collective Identity of Latin Americans: A Puzzle; Describing Versus Evaluating Ethnic Groups; A Latin American Race?; Collective Identity: A Resolution; Should Latin Americans Have No Name at All?; Is There a Reason to Name Groups of People?; "Hispanics" Versus "Latinos,"; A Characteristically Latin American Philosophy? Getting Critical; Philosophy in Latin America Versus Latin American Philosophy; How Is Latin American Philosophy Possible?; Latin American Thought Versus Latin America Philosophy. Author Index. Subject Index. Black (remainder) mark to bottom edge, else very good. 50.00

Title: Latin American Thought : Philosophical Problems and Arguments. First Edition

Author Name: NUCCETELLI, Susana.

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Publisher: Westview Press, A Member of the Perseus Books Group , Boulder, Colorado, 2002, ISBN:0813339677:

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