Presented by the School of Anthropology & Co-Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
Haury Building 215
Through the Lens of Philosophical Anthropology: A Latin American Perspective
In Latin America, philosophical anthropology has had an important intellectual impact on the formation of both the philosophy of liberation and the theology of liberation during the latter half of the twentieth century in response to the dire social circumstances of large swaths of the continent’s population. Several conferences were convened by Catholic clergy in Latin America in — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Medellin, Colombia and Puebla, Mexico – that established an intellectual and moral foundation for liberation movements across the ensuing decades. Yet a number of these intellectuals were disappeared or murdered as a consequence of their moral and political engagements with the “ preferential option of the poor.