Universität Wien FIND

180059 SE Philosophy in Latin America 3 (Argentinien, Chile,Paraguay) (2017W)

Identity, Comparison, Interaction between Latin American and European

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

First block: Friday, 20th October 2017 16:45-20:00
Saturday, 21st October 2017 10:00 - 15:00
Second block: Thursday, 18th January 2018 16:45-20:00
Friday, 19th January 2018 16:45 - 20:00
Saturday, 20th January 2018 10:00 - 15:00

Friday 20.10. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Saturday 21.10. 10:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 18.01. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Friday 19.01. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Saturday 20.01. 10:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

Objectives, content and methods. The objetive of the course is to work out similarities and differences between Latin American and European philosophical thinking. The content includes myth and philosophy in the Cono Sur (Argentina, La-Plata States). The idea-historical effectiveness of the Spanish Krausismo and the interaction of positivism, materialism and social Darwinism. The appropriation and transformation of the European Enlightenment philosophy ( Gottfried Wilhem Leibniz, Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel). The Latin American modernism and the European modern age.The relation of philosophy and literature en the Cono Sur. The influence of Martin Heidegger and the Frankfurt School Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin. Philosophy of liberation and theology of liberation. Historical hermeneutics and intercultural thinking.Methods: In the first block of the course specific literature adapted to the seminar is provided to the participantes. The content main focuses and orientations concerning the verbal abstracts and seminar papers are discussed. The content of the course is discussed in detail and concretised on the basis of selected texts of Latin American authors.

Assessment and permitted materials

Mandatory reading; presentations; papers. Type of assessment: Collaboration, verbal abstract and written seminar paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements and assessment standart: appropriation of the mediated knowledge in the course, abstract and written seminar paper

Examination topics

Reading list

Krumpel Heinz, "Philosophy in latin America" (second edition), Frankfurt am Main 2011; the same Myth and philosophy in ancient America", Frankfurt am Main 2010; the same " Philosophy and Literature in Latin America- 20th Century -" Frankfurt am Main 2006; ders." The Enlightenment and Romanticism in Latin America" Frankfurt am Main 2004

Association in the course directory

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