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Latin American Ethics

  1. Susana Nuccetelli

Published Online: 1 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444367072.wbiee648

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

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Nuccetelli, S. 2013. Latin American Ethics. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .

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  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2013


Latin American philosophers often express doubt about whether there is a characteristically Latin American philosophy at all. Yet the question itself has already led to philosophical work that now makes up a substantial corpus of original philosophical arguments that are topically related to Latin American history and culture. These criteria, then, together with that of being a view or argument on a substantial ethical question, demarcate Latin American ethics, a discipline closely connected to social and political philosophy. The focus in this essay will be ethical issues about human rights and Hispanic identity raised within both academic and nonacademic philosophy.


  • ethics;
  • ethnicity and culture;
  • globalization;
  • rights