Philosophy and Literature in Latin America: A Critical Assessment of the Current Situation

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Jorge J. E. Gracia, Mireye Camurati
SUNY Press - History - 279 pages
Philosophy and Literature in Latin America presents a unique and original view of the current state of development in Latin America of two disciplines that are at the core of the humanities. Divided into two parts, each section explores the contributions of distinguished American and Latin American experts and authors. The section on literature includes the literary activities of Latin Americans working in the United States, an area in which very little research has been demonstrated and, for that reason, will add an interesting new dimension to the field of Latin American studies.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
On the Diversity of Brazilian Philosophical Expression
19
Philosophy in Brazil Today
25
Possibilities and Limits
36
Philosophy in Other Countries of Latin America
64
Introduction
87
The Logic of Chance
100
Narrative
114
An Overview of Contemporary Latin American Theater
132
Theater and Its Functions
140
Introduction
147
Reflections
168
journals
187
The AfroHispanic Review
194
Notes and References
201
Selected Bibliography
237

To Write or Not to Write?
125

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Jorge J. E. Gracia is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Amherst.

Mireya Camurati is Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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