June 1998
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;jun1998, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p65
Academic Journal
Beginning with a brief analysis of the postmodern discussion in Latin America, the present article suggests the revindication of some of the elements of modernist thought (above all, universalism), in order to not lose the possibility of a philosophical foundation of certain normative presuppositions that form part of the motivation of some of the postmodern critics in Latin America. Even though the postmodern critique of Eurocentrism and the Eurocentric version of modernity can be considered absolutely justifiable, an attempt is made here to demonstrate the necessity of elaborating more clearly the theoretical bases of such a critique.


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