The Invention of the Americas: Eclipse of "The Other" and the Myth of Modernity

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Continuum International Publishing Group, Limited, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages

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THE INVENTION OF THE AMERICAS: Eclipse of 'the Other' and the Myth of Modernity

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A tendentious postmodern critique of modernity and the European colonization of the New World. Dussel (Philosophy/Universidad Autónomo, Mexico) argues that modernity began in 1492 when Europe changed ... Read full review


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Enrique Dussel is the most significant Latin American philosopher today and one of the world's leading Marxist philosophers. He is one of the founders of liberation theology and has written over 40 books, some of which have been translated into English, French, German and Italian. He is Professor of Philosophy at the Universid d Aut noma Metropolitanta in Iztapalapa, Mexico and the Edward Kennedy Professor at the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

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