Decolonialization and the Philosophy of Liberation

Latin American scholars, as the beneficiaries of Bondy’s and Zea’s philosophical insights, were now primed for engaging in a process of decolonialization and liberation for Latin Americans from the hegemonic domination of the Western European structural apparatus under which they now live. In the previous section we considered the opening of a narrative space for the creation of a decolonialization project and for undertaking the identification and epistemological structuring of Latin American philosophy. In this section we shall consider the work of Martín Báro and the Theology of Liberation, as well as the work of Enrique Dussel in the Philosophy of Liberation. In both of these philosophers the Latin American project of decolonialization becomes directly tied to social action.