Diego A. Soto Morera
Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica


This paper puts forward an analysis of how Descartes is received in the decolonial criticism project performed by Enrique Dussel. In a first moment, I will engage in establishing the uses of Cartesianism in the work of one of the most representative authors of philosophy of liberation in Latin America. Then I will discuss one of the core assumptions of Dussel’s criticism, the so-called Cartesian dualism, in order to broaden the interlocutionary frames that serve as a point of departure to the bodily issue. Thus, this papers provides some coordinates allowing to discuss the basics of bodily policy.

Keywords: cartesianism, dualism, coloniality, corporeality, Dussel.