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    On the apophatic urgency of now: a future for the philosophy of liberation

    Guardiola-Rivera, Oscar (2021) On the apophatic urgency of now: a future for the philosophy of liberation. In: Allen, A. and Mendieta, E. (eds.) Decolonizing Ethics: The Critical Theory of Enrique Dussel. Penn State Series in Critical Theory. Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 9780271089553. (In Press)

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    This chapter is an output of a major conference that took place at the prestigious Philosophy Department of the University of Pennsylvania, dedicated to the decolonisation of Critical Theory in general. In particular, it addresses the significant contribution of Enrique Dussel's lifelong dialogue with Frankfurt School theoreticians such as Karl Otto Apel in relation to legal theory, political philosophy and aesthetics. It is argued that Dussel’s presentation of the trial of the scales not only points towards a decolonization of the image and the gaze from the bounds of language and interpretation. Also, Dussel’s presentation sets in motion a shift towards examining the normative importance of images and visualization. That is, in the sense of an act of memory- and dream-work or awakening into history that emphasises difference and normative orientation.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Law > Law
    Research Centres and Institutes: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS)
    Depositing User: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
    Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 11:31
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 12:40


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