There are three phases to be considered when seeking to understand the development of a unique Latin American philosophy. These phases include: an oppositional perspective; a narrative space that is uniquely Latin American, and; writing from the radical exteriority of Western European ideology. In each phase we find two separate methodological approaches: abstract epistemological, and; concrete ontological. With each phase Latin American scholars have advanced to become leaders on the cutting edge of Global Unification. This essay considers each phase and methodology in seeking to understand Latin American philosophy moving forward towards international decolonization and pre-colonial rediscovery.

About the Author

Lorenzo Roberto Almada received his bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton in Philosophy before he went on to complete his Master’s degree at West Virginia University. He completed all of the requirements for the Ph.D. at U.C. Santa Cruz in the History of Consciousness program and subsequently left academia to pursue his passion working with challenged communities. Upon his retirement he has undertaken the study of Latin American philosophy to further contribute to the academic community.