Title

Emilio Uranga’s Análisis Del Ser Del Mexicano: De-colonizing Pretensions, Re-colonizing Critiques

Publication Date

12-15-2019

Document Type

Article

Department

Philosophy

Publication Title

The Southern Journal of Philosophy

Volume

57

Issue

S1

DOI

10.1111/sjp.12342

First Page

63

Last Page

89

Abstract

This essay introduces and defends Emilio Uranga's philosophical intervention in his 1952 text, Análisis del ser del mexicano. Here, to begin with, a case is made that the Análisis can be read as an effort at decolonizing philosophy. This is followed by a consideration of recent criticisms of “la filosofía de lo mexicano,” which naturally extend to Uranga's text, since this is the philosophical tradition in which we find it. Finally, a defense is given against these critiques and a suggestion is made that in order to properly understand the Análisis it is crucial that one understand both its liberatory impulse and its method.

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