The Development of Latin American Philosophy

The intended objective of Globalization is being presented to the world as an opportunity to insure fair and equal distributions of commodities, wealth and resources. However, for all those that have lived under colonial control and are now undergoing decolonialization, it is already understood that such promises are structurally meaningless in the face of the colonizers mechanisms of domination and control. In this context then, we see that Latin American philosophy is doing well and riding the crust of the wave of humanity’s future while representing the interests of all Latin Americans.

The challenges that are ahead for Latin American scholars are beginning to come into focus. It is certainly evident from our current efforts at maintaining ourselves on the radical exterior of Western European Modernist ideology. When we look out into the Latin American’s worldly activities, we cannot help but acknowledge a growing variety of Indigenous Movements in various countries within Latin America. Such projects appear to be pragmatic with respect to the needs of indigenous and mestizo people, centering on land ownership, the right to self- determination and cultural revival. It would appear that the time has come to join the philosophical space that has been created by Latin American scholars with the voice of the people, perhaps under the direction of our existing indigenist projects taking place across the Americas. These are the challenges for Latin American scholars for today and for tomorrow.