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Philosophy (PHIL)
211 Susan Campbell, 541-346-5547
College of Arts & Sciences
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  PHIL 342   Intro Latin Amer Phil >1 >GP >IC 4.00 cr.
History of Latin American philosophy through the study of ideas, issues, problems, and forms of thinking in the work of key periods, movements, and authors.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Vallega AE-mailHomepage Office:   248 Susan Campbell Hall
Office Hours: 1130 - 1320 R during Winter 2020
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: This course has a waitlist which can only be accessed via one of the discussion sections associated with the lecture (not via the lecture itself). For more information, see How to Use Wait-listing on DuckWeb
 
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Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
March 29:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 4:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 4:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 5:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
April 5:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
April 6:   Add this course
April 8:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 12:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
April 12:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 19:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
April 19:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 26:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
April 26:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This course is an introduction to Latin American philosophy. As such its aims are to give a firm ground in the history of Latin American philosophy; to introduce some of the crucial ideas, issues, problems and forms of thinking that occur in some of the most important periods, movements and figures in Latin American thought; to cultivate the ability to read this tradition in its own right, and to recognize its distinct and meaningful contributions to world philosophies. The course will involve close reading and analysis of texts, background lectures and class discussions. Some of the central issues broached in this class will be ethnic identity, border culture, race, exile, social justice, history, time, writing, memory, the relationship between poetry and philosophy, the configuration of Latin American Hispano American, and Afro-Hispanic-American identities, alternative temporalities, and the role diverse manners of discourse and experience may play in the configuration of philosophical ideas. The course will draw its material from the writings of philosophers, literary figures, essayists, political figures and indigenous chronicles.

PHIL 342 satisfies the criteria for Arts & Letters under General Education. The study of Latin American philosophy by the very nature of its subject, concepts, issues and manner of inquiry promotes open inquiry from a variety of perspectives. Latin American philosophy concerns a history of diversity in the formation of its identities from its Indigenous-Afro-European beginnings. Moreover, the inquiry into the various modes of thought developed through this rich cross-pollination occurs as students do not only learn fundamental methods and concepts in philosophy, but specifically as they apply them through engaging in the analysis and interpretation of philosophical concepts in their distinct forms in Latin America.

PHIL 342 course will satisfy the Multicultural course criteria, Category IC (International Cultures). The course provides the basic background for understanding fundamental conceptual elements in Latin American thought, a tradition in its own right that has a long and complex history and in this sense, is an international offering bringing insight into conceptual and cultural elements outside the United States. At the same time, given this emphasis on the distinctness of Latin American philosophy, the course offers the chance to explore and understand concepts and issues that inform the relationship between Latin American thought and Western European and North American philosophers. As a history of thought in Latin America, the course also offers crucial insight into the Latino/Latina culture in the US in relation to Latin America. Finally, Latin American philosophy is marked by the question of its identity, a question inseparable from issues of race, colonialism and contemporary global discourses. Indeed, Latin American discourses of identity arise out of the encounter of Native, European and African traditions that give shape to transformative and new forms of culture and thought.

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