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The CLR James Journal

Volume 23, Issue 1/2, Fall 2017

Jorge Zúñiga M.
Pages 43-59
DOI: 10.5840/clrjames2017121550

The Principle of Impossibility of the Living Subject and Nature

Is it possible to ground universal ineluctable principles related to social reality? How should these principles be formulated from a Latin-American perspective of critical thought? What do they consist of? This paper focuses on answering these questions. The theoretical framework presented here is taken from the arguments and philosophical perspectives of two Latin-American critical thinkers: Enrique Dussel and Franz Hinkelammert. In this context, the arguments which are relevant are those linked to life as presupposition of human action. The purpose here is to provide an alternative strategy for grounding and formulating the material principle of life.