“Blanquitud” Considerations on racism as a specifically modern phenomenon*

“Otherness appears as hostility only when and where a community or collective subject chooses to understand and practice its self-assertion as an act of self-preservation or selbsterhaltung (as Horkheimer called it), instead of realizing it as a self-opening or selbstpreisgabe . To save and protect identity as an object that might disappear -instead of bringing it into play as an event that could be revitalized and strengthened it is confrontation with other identities- is of course a suicidal strategy; the same steps leading to self-preservation can drive as well toerosion, if time is kept in mind; or to decomposition, if the self critical consistency of identity is taken into account. Nevertheless it is a strategy that seems to be inevitable under the conditions of scarcity. Every community understands the singularity of its own selfness as the reason why the gods select it as a preferred or “chosen people”, superior to the others.”

El humanismo del existencialismo

Bolívar Echeverría Resumen En el contexto inmediatamente posterior a la Segunda Guerra Mundial en Europa, el existencialismo debe afirmarse como una corriente filosófico-política, y lo hace oficialmente con la conferencia de Jean-Paul Sartre “El existencialismo es un humanismo”. Para un discurso como el existencialista era entonces importante ser reconocido como “humanista” porque la renovación deSigue leyendo “El humanismo del existencialismo”

Una respuesta sobre el estado de excepción

Enrique Dussel Esta respuesta es parte de la transcripción de una de las clases que se llevó a cabo en la Cátedra Extraordinaria titulada ¨Repensando la Democracia en el mundo actual: una visión histórica, global e interdisciplinaria¨, el 21 de Octubre del 2020, organizada por El Programa Universitario de Estudios sobre Democracia, Justicia y SociedadSigue leyendo “Una respuesta sobre el estado de excepción”