While recognizing its origins and scope, Alejandro A. Vallega offers a new interpretation of Latin American philosophy by looking at its radical and transformative roots. Placing it in dialogue with Western philosophical traditions, Vallega examines developments in gender studies, race theory, postcolonial theory, and the legacy of cultural dependency in light of the Latin American experience. He explores Latin America's engagement with contemporary problems in Western philosophy and describes the transformative impact of this encounter on contemporary thought.
Alejandro A. Vallega is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. He is author of Heidegger and the Issue of Space: Thinking on Exilic Grounds and Sense and Finitude: Encounters at the Limits of Art, Language, and the Political.