The oppressed organize against mega-mining in Famatina, Argentina

Enrique Dussel’s ethics of liberation

Authored by: Maria Ceci Misoczky , Steffen Böhm

The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415821261
eBook ISBN: 9780203566848
Adobe ISBN: 9781136746246


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The philosopher of liberation neither represents anybody nor speaks on behalf of others (as if this were his sole vested political purpose), nor does he undertake a concrete task in order to overcome or negate some petit-bourgeois sense of guilt. The Latin American critical philosopher, as conceived by the philosophy of liberation, assumes the responsibility of fighting for the other, the victim, the woman oppressed by patriarchy, and for the future generation which will inherit a ravaged Earth, and so on – that is, it assumes responsibility for all possible sorts of alterity. And it does so with an ethical, ‘situated’ consciousness, that of any human being with an ethical ‘sensibility’ and the capacity to become outraged when recognizing the injustice imposed on the other.

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