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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. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

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