Volume 35, 2018
Philosophical Traditions in Latin America
Carlos Alberto Baena López
New Trends in Latin American Political Philosophy
Miraism for the Absolute Renovation (Colombia)
Miraism for the Absolute Renovation is a political philosophy based on Christian values, which started in Colombia in the year 2000 hand in hand with a political movement called MIRA. Outside the very traditional Latin American scheme ‘left-center-right’, this system of ideas has promoted the idea of solidary and purposeful independence, which materializes in the absence of electoral alliances, the decision-making inside a structure of deliberative democracy, and the defense of projects in favor to women, childhood, ethnicity and vulnerable communities. In this paper, we explain Miraism’s axiological origin, the way this philosophy started in the Colombian context, and some relevant characteristics of its performance.