Issue 11

The Brain That Learns

Bertha Marlen Velásquez Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Nahyr Remolina de Cleves Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia María Graciela Calle Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Abstract: This article takes on the topic of the brain that learns, and describes the process of learning of the thinking organ; the ways […]

Tutoring as Mediation for Autonomous Student Development

María Graciela Calle Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Lola Rosalía Saavedra Guzmán Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Abstract: The present article exposes the topic of academic tutoring, as fundamental mediation that facilitates the development of autonomy with responsibility, as well as independent and collaborative work in the process of student formation. […]

Perceptions of Bogotá in the Short Stories of Luis Fayad

Cristo Rafael Figueroa Sánchez Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Abstract: The article takes on the short story output of Luis Fayad between Los sonidos del fuego (1968) and Un espejo después y otros relatos (1995) with the objective of perceiving the variations of Bogotá, as well as the aesthetical […]

Seven theses on human rights de-colonization in Karl Marx: A diagnosis to assess the quality of democracy in Latin America

José Carlos García Ramírez Universidad Estatal del Valle de Ecatepec, Mexico Abstract: This paper aims to invite readers to undertake a new hermeneutic-political turn on the readings on Marx. I will examine the concept of human rights, traditionally stigmatized by the standard or dogmatic Marxism. To accomplish this purpose, we have to understand its […]

Other lefts or de-colonial paths towards trans- modern worlds

Roberto Almanza-Hernández Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia Ramón Grosfoguel University of California, Berkeley, USA Abstract: This paper is a first de-colonial approach to the analysis of conditions of possibility for consolidating and articulating non-Eurocentric political proposals. It is based on antisystemic global, anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, anti-patriarchal and anti-imperialist struggles on the horizon of de-colonial projects […]

Hegel in America

Bruno Bosteels Cornell university, Ithaca, New York, USA Abstract: This paper reinterprets Hegel and his vision of history from the global South. The paper locates Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosophy of History in the context of the European colonial expansion to the Americas in 1492 and the U.S. empire emergence from 1898 up to […]

In The House of Libya: A Meditation

Valentin Y. Mudimbe Duke University, Durham, USA Abstract: From Greek myths, Libya, in its symbolic dimensions, may be one of the less recognized in contemporary imagination. Yet, without narratives on Libya, it would be difficult to induce a number of lessons from which some of the worst predicaments have come to be regulated. For […]

Social Inequality Unthought. Exposing Blind Spots through Views from Below

Manuela Boatcă Katholische Universität, Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Deutschland Abstract: On the basis of arguments put forth by gender studies, dependency/world-system approaches as well as by present-day Latin American postcolonial theories, the paper pleads for a global sociology of social inequality premised on three substantive correctives of the mainstream social inequality research: First, a shift from the […]

A New era in the History of Philosophy: The Global Dialogue Among Philosophical Traditions

Enrique Dussel Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa, México Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Abstract: This paper argues the following points: 1. It is necessary to affirm that all of humanity has always sought to address certain “core universal problems” that are present in all cultures. 2. The rational responses to these “core problems” first acquire […]

Learn To Live Without Masters: Slavoj Sizek In Dialogue With Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera University of London, Birkbeck College, UK Slavoj Žižek University of London, Birkbeck College, UK Abstract: Part of an extensive dialogue and debate still in progress, this fragment concentrates on three topics: the catastrophic equilibrium between democracy and crisis, the relationship between philosophy and the current situation, and the future of radical […]

Metamorphosis and event. The key to a never-ending thinking

Boyan Manchev Collège international de Philosophie, France Abstract: The final event, the Hegelian Absolute or Heideggerian Ereignis, is at the core of modern ontologies, as a heritage of a messianic or eschatological event. Modern ontologies of finitude as eventual ontologies par excéllence is the ruling hypothesis in this paper. But thinking metamorphosis means to think […]

Between polis and cosmos: The cosmopolitanism to come

Costas Douzinas University of London, Birkbeck College, UK Abstract: Through a revision of cosmopolitan tradition, in which the current version of this tradition (cynical instead of stoic) is destabilized and geographically relocated (to Scythia instead of a europeanized Greece), the author proposes not only a more plural genealogy, but also and most importantly, an […]

Latin Roots: Secular Theology and Occidental Imperial Formation

Peter Fitzpatrick University of London, Birkbeck College, UK Abstract: This article discusses the falling into obscurity of godly or political-theological figures of modern imperialism. Particularly, it defines the framework of said imperialism in the present theological language in the works of Francisco de Vitoria about the colonialization of the Americas. The operational adoption of […]