Oliver Kozlarek (ed.)
Humanism and Critique
2009, 266 S., kart., 32,80 €
Reihe Globaler Humanismus
Octavio Paz is one of the most recognized Latin American writers. His essays offer a sophisticated critique of global modernity. Although his work has advanced many of the arguments that orient our contemporary debates in the social sciences and in philosophy, it has hardly ever been seriously taken into consideration in these disciplines. The volume suggests that this may have been a mistake. Its authors indicate ways in which Paz' essays can be read as substantial contributions to the contemporary debates in various fields. The aim of this book is to present to a non-Spanish speaking audience some of the discussions about Paz' offerings to the ongoing debates. It also wants to make a clear statement: a critique of our contemporary modernity must go hand in hand with a non-exclusive intercultural understanding of Humanism.
Oliver Kozlarek (Dr. phil., Dr. en Humanidades) teaches political and social philosophy and social theory at the Institute for Philosophical Research at Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo in Mexico. Currently he is a visiting professor at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa in Mexico City. He held visiting appointments at the New School for Social Research, the Universidad de Buenos Aires, the Technical University Chemnitz, Stanford University and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen.
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