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Historia y Éticas: Apuntes para una hermenéutica de la alteridad.

Author(s): Fransico Ortega.

Journal: Historia Crítica
ISSN 0121-1617

Issue: 27;
Start page: 187;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: hermeneutics | philosophy of liberation | postcolonial theory | ethics | alterity | cultural historiography.

This essay is based on the assumption that all interpretative science results from a social operation and thus responds to determinations of place and origin. Consequently, it is impossible to sepárate the results of this intellectual operation from the social dimensión that makes it possible. On the basis of this brief reflection, I wish to cali attention to the frequently forgotten links that exist between knowledge and power through a dialogue among representatives of the three traditions which, openly or otherwise, comment upon and take ethical positions regarding the practice of interpretation: contemporary hermeneutics, the philosophy of liberation in Latin America, and postcolonial theory. The ultímate objective of this essay corresponds to the urgent need to continué efforts to think in terms of a situational, critical, and consciously participatory type of history
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