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Atenea (Concepción)

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SANTOS HERCEG, José. Philosophy of (for) the Conquest: Eurocentrism and colonialism in the dispute for the New World. Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2011, n.503, pp. 165-186. ISSN 0718-0462.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-04622011000100009.

This paper aims to demonstrate that the discussion "about" the Conquest of America -known as the Philosophy of the Conquest- as well as the reflections of the most famous thinkers who participated in the debate -Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Francisco de Vitoria and Bartolomé de las Casas- can be characterized as being eurocentric and colonialist. This is the reason why it would be preferable to speak of a philosophy "for" the conquest instead of a philosophy "of" or "about" the conquest.

Palabras clave : Conquest; Latin America; eurocentrism; colonialism.

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