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PHIL 5540 Philosophy of Liberation (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Philosophy of Liberation is the philosophy of a new humanism emerging from the consciousness of being oppressed in the third world. It is a revolutionary philosophy that is resolutely post-modern and post-colonial, making its way into the first-world consciousness of the oppressor and the colonizer. In this course we study the most important teachers of this philosophy, beginning in Latin America and Africa and then returning to the U.S. amid the Latin American and African Diaspora, in an effort to raise our own consciousness to the level of this spirited philosophy of liberation.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Oliva Blanchette

Prerequisites: Five courses in philosophy completed.

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Last Updated: 03-Mar-14