Walter D. Mignolo
Duke University, Durham, USA


This article is a response to the discussions that developed in the summer seminars at the Complutense University in Escorial in June of 2006. I have condensed the answers into two topics that I think are the axes around which the debate took place: the exteriority question and the objectivity question, with and without parenthesis. My answers presuppose and push forward decolonial thought and option, precisely the approach that originated the debate.

Key words: exteriority, objectivity and obedience (both epistemic and political), objectivity without parenthesis (epistemic and political disobedience), pluriversity, decolonial thought and option, geopolitics of knowledge.

Key words plus: Mignolo, Walter D., 1941 — Philosophy thought, Social movements, Indians movements – Latin America.