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Análisis filosófico

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GRACIA, Jorge J. E.. Cánones filosóficos y tradiciones filosóficas: El caso de la filosofía latinoamericana. Anal. filos. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.1, pp. 17-34. ISSN 1851-9636.

This article discusses two topics: how the philosophical canon is established and the reasons why Latin American philosophy is generally excluded both from the canon of western philosophy and the canon of world philosophy. The second topic illustrates the problems that come up in the context of the first and provides answers to them. The article argues that several theories that purport to explain the formation of the canon and the exclusion of certain philosophers from the western philosophical canon in particular, do not do justice to the situation because they ignore the role of tradition in the process. More specifically, the article shows how tradition explains why Latin American philosophy tends to be absent both from the canon of western philosophy and the world canon of philosophy.

Palabras clave : Philosophical canon; Philosophical tradition; Latin American philosophy.

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