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Revista de filosofía

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Abstract

NEIRA, Hernán. AMÉRICA DESREALIZADA. Rev. filos. [online]. 2010, vol.66, pp. 45-61. ISSN 0718-4360.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-43602010000100003.

The historical-philosophical epistemology of the vision of the vanquished (visión de los vencidos) supposed the existence of a true, complementary to the defeated s one, in all discourse on America. Nevertheless, that perspective leads, unwillingly, to a weakening of the idea of truth in relation to the continent. This opens the path to its derealisation and leads to the idea that America is a speech game within another speech games, and does not address a reality or a philosophical-epistemological truth. Our statements are supported by analysis of some aspects of the work of Peter Sloterdijk and Peter Mason and of the Journey of Omagua y Dorado, written in 1561.

Keywords : Vision of the vanquished; discourse on America; philosophy of history; epistemology of history; desrealisation of America.

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