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Latin American and Caribbean Political Philosophy

PHIL 273
Spring 2022
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 275
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate

This course investigates the history of political philosophy from the 19th century to the present in Latin America and the Caribbean. The first section investigates whether independence translates to a full-fledged flourishing of freedom for the subjects of newly born Latin American nations. This leads to reflections on the coloniality of structures of power, race, and gender. Next, the course studies 20th-century anti-colonial struggles in Latin America and the Caribbean. In this section, we consider what it means to construct a nation in the wake of colonialism and how to de-link from these inheritances at the political, aesthetic, and epistemological levels. The last section of the course turns to contemporary political philosophy in these regions, particularly the rethinking of traditional Marxist categories of struggle and revolution. Here, questions of what liberation and freedom mean in Latin America and the Caribbean today will be central.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PHIL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode:
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(CSCT)(HRAD-MN)(LAST)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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