Enrique Dussel and John Dewey share commitments to philosophical theory and practice aimed at addressing human problems, democratic. Keywords Enrique Dussel, John Dewey, Liberation Philosophy, Pragmatism, Latin American Philosophy, Democratic Theory 1 Alex Carta a los indignados . interest in Enrique Dussel’s work, to which this volume upsurge of , Dussel published Carta a los indignados, and he has recently finished a companion.

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Southern Illinois University Press. Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Liberation. Dussel and Dewey in Dialogue in Contemporary Pragmatism.

Procedural mechanisms for justifying norms are only effective if everyone has the opportunity to participate and to have their voices heard. A central task for radical duwsel philosophy is to participate in the quest for feasible institutions that fulfill the material needs of excluded people and give them a democratic role.

In the process of creating a hegemonic bloc, the need arises for a category that can encompass the unity of all the movements, classes, sectors, etc. Dussel adds the requirement that the material and formal elements of a political theory must support feasible proposals. Nor is it obvious why liberation indignaros should dudsel draw on Darwinianism and other well-established scientific theories where relevant.

Liberation Philosophy offers pragmatism a perspective that privileges the excluded, marginalized populations and a vocabulary that encourages a vivid, affective connection to the oppressed. A Pragmatic Method of Constructive Engagement.

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Spencer, Portland State University Forthcoming in Contemporary Pragmatism liberation through a progressive understanding of a reality that needs to be transformed. This leads to popular movements that seek to transform them.


Dewey sees systems of ethics as serving to control human nature and argues most ethoi impose structures contrary to human nature as a means of securing oligarchic control 6. Our strategy is to use the liberation philosophy articulated most prominently by Enrique Dussel and bring it into closer contact with the indignaeos of John Dewey. These differences open up the possibility of developing conceptual and normative tools for the transformation of social w political institutions to be more equitable and to better fulfill human needs.

This task falls to groups of social scientists, political parties, and social movements, on the economic and ecological levels, in education and health care, etc. Woodrow Wilson Center Press. Political institutions pass through stages of development. At this level of abstraction, it is difficult to know how potentia is constituted and what an empirical manifestation of potentia might be.

Philosopher of Science and Freedom, edited by Sidney Hook. Dussel and Dewey in Dialogue.

Translated by Myra Bergman Ramos. Spencer, Portland State University Forthcoming in Contemporary Pragmatism Toward Liberation Pragmatism The parallels between Dewey and Dussel invite dialogue, but the reason for bringing them together is that this may address shortcomings in both pragmatism and liberation philosophy.

Finally, Dussel and Dewey share a similar space on the left of the political spectrum, advocating radical reform. Dusse in to annotate. Though Dussel overstates the extent to which pragmatism is complicit in colonial and imperial projects, Dewey was very much an American i.

Liberation Pragmatism: Dussel and Dewey in Dialogue

Spencer, Portland State University Forthcoming in Contemporary Pragmatism The extension in space of the number of individuals who participate in an interest so that each has to refer his action to that of others, and to consider the action of others to give point and direction to carra own, is equivalent kndignados the breaking down of those barriers of class, race, and national territory which kept men from perceiving the full import of their activities MW 14, Spencer, Portland State University Forthcoming in Contemporary Pragmatism totalitarian Latin American model as well as the recent neoliberal model applied during the last decades of the twentieth century Dussel Dewey is too sanguine in assuming a bedrock of common interest and in seeing the inclusion of more people as a dyssel means of breaking down social barriers.


Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Liberation.

How is the transformation of political institutions to be achieved? The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory Governance.

Democracy and the public space in Latin America. Spencer, Portland State University Forthcoming in Contemporary Pragmatism significance of democracy for social relationships and associations founding all aspects of human life Caspary Pedagogy of the Oppressed. It is not sufficient to rest with spontaneous movements, with social, popular or antisystemic movements; political indignafos must be explicitly defined in the empirical sphere.

Initially, they appear to respond to unmet demands and needs. Translated by Ramos Myra Bergman.