TRANSMODERNITY AND DECOLONIALITY WITH PHILOSOPHER ENRIQUE DUSSELThu, March 14, 2019, 10:30 pm to Fri, March 15, 2019, 12:00 am
Shorb House 2547 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94720-5670
Enrique Dussel, Philosopher
Join the Latinx Research Center and the Chicana/o Studies Program in hosting a major Latin American and Third World intellectual. Dr. Enrique Dussel is an Argentine and Mexican philosopher and historian, a leading Third World philosopher, and a founder of Liberation Philosophy (1973), a critique of the foundational structures of imperialism and colonialism in the thought of the West and westernized world. This lecture will present his concept of the "transmodern" as a critique of still-Eurocentric "post-modern" philosophy, and a third, decolonial way of advancing liberatory knowledge in this era of heightened economic inequities between rich and poor, within first and third world countries alike, and of resurgent authoritarian regimes throughout the world.
An early critic of the Eurocentrism of philosophy produced in the West, Enrique Dussel has authored nearly 40 single-author books since 1966 that have proven an invaluable archive to intellectuals of the global "periphery" or "south," and people of color throughout the United States. Dussel's philosophy of liberation calls for analyses and support of real-world historical liberation and solidarity with the most oppressed of the planet.
This event is also supported by the UC Berkeley Folklore Program.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH | 4 – 6 PM
WORKSHOP WITH PHILOSOPHER ENRIQUE DUSSEL