The difference between European and Latin American philosophy, some argue, is that Europeans have only ever had to rule the world whereas Latin Americans have always had to change it. This difference remains relevant. Currently, Latin America and the Caribbean make up what is arguably one of the most dynamic regions in the world, challenging the consensus put forth by neo-liberalism and even liberalism. Nonetheless, the region's philosophical traditions are mostly unknown in the English-speaking world. This book argues that, not only are the ideas of JosAc MartAs and Che Guevara key to identifying false ideas about liberty and democracy, which concerned SimA³n BolAsvar two centuries agoathey are also relevant to modern worries about alienation and meaninglessness. MartAs said famously that 'trenches of ideas' are more powerful than weapons. Those pursuing global justice can benefit from exposure to vital debates about such fundamental philosophical questions, motivated by expectations for real human emancipation, by such thinkers of the Southathinkers motivated by a desire for political, economic and intellectual independence.(MartAs 1882/2002b: 43a44) His statement applies today. We live in an age in which, as David Brooks argues, one is urged to aget the most out of yourself, which means putting ... MartAs considered such liberty false and had confidence that real liberty could be knownaaspiritual freedoma without which apolitical freedoms will not long endurea (1882/2002b: 49). ... This was, in effect, the question in 1838a40.
|Title||:||José Martí, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, and Global Development Ethics|
|Author||:||Susan E. Babbitt|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-09-18|