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Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy

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Volume 31, 2008
Philosophy in Latin America

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Charles Feitosa Formes brésiliennes d’échapper au nihilisme
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La réflexion qui suit vise à examiner s’il existe des formes brésiliennes spécifiques de résistance au nihilisme européen. Pour répondre à cette question, il est nécessaire, premièrement, de reconquérir le sens de la notion philosophique de « nihilisme européen »
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Andrea Cortés La “de-colonización” del pensamiento en Latinoamérica
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The purpose is to show the phenomenon of the “Decolonization” starting from the Heideggerian concept of “destruction” of the Metaphysical language which would have a similar sense to the notion of “De-construction” that comes up from the same conception of the Heideggerian destruction. The Heideggerian proposal has guidelines to begin to “to destroy”, “ to de-construct” the imperatives of thought imposed during the colonization of Latin America and likewise, opens other ways to think “post”, in this case, “post-colonial” or a “De-colonization” of thought, according to my thesis. Therefore, “estar” (to be) is proposed as a concept to destroy the Metaphysical postulates and imperatives imposed in the colony and also, to show the own language of the Latin American thought. It is necessary to emphasize that the theoretical‐philosophical basis is not evident in the development of the post-modern and post-colonial thesis and debates in Latin America, since these speeches are exclusively pronounced from the literary field. Thus, the philosophical basis is necessary, otherwise, it would not be possible to perceive completely the phenomenon neither the problem.
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Jorge Manzano Paralelismo Nietzsche-Místicos
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Nietzsche’s experiences seem to be like mysticism. Several texts are examined: <Did something very insignificant in your life ever make you happy? That’s enough to make up for all the horrendous moments you had suffered> <My glance makes things beautiful>. <Inspiration: one could hardly reject the idea that one is a mouthpiece of superior forces. Something reveals itself and upends us; it’s heard but not sought after; it’s accepted and not asked for. A rapture whosetremendous tension occasionally discharges itself in a flood of tears, with the distinct consciousness of subtle shudders and of one’s skin creeping down to one’s toes; the fullness of happiness. Everything happens involuntarily, as if in a whirlwind of intense feeling of divinity>. <Why didn’t he speak more clearly? He has fled, my unknown God. Come back! With all your afflictions! You, My ultimate happiness!>