Paul and Gwen Leonard Ethics and Politics Lecture

Enrique Dussel, "Ethics and Political Philosophy in Latin America Today"

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Ethics & Politics Lecture
Enrique Dussel, "Ethics and Political Philosophy in Latin

America Today"



Professor Enrique Dussel is Professor of Ethics in the Department of Philosophy of the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Iztapalapa, in Mexico City (UAM). His work is rooted in the concerns of those who are poor and excluded and is philosophically concerned with the creation of a just world order. According to Duke University Press, "Throughout his career, Dussel has sought to open a space for articulating new possibilities for humanity out of, and in light of, the suffering, dignity, and creative drive of those who have been excluded from Western modernity and neoliberal rationalism. Grounded in engagement with the oppressed, his thinking has figured prominently in philosophy, political theory, and liberation movements around the world."


Professor Dussel's work focuses on ethics and political philosophy and he is author of over fifty books. His Ethics of Liberation will be published in Spring 2013 by Duke University Press. Another major work, Politics of Liberation: A Critical World History, was published in 2011 by SCM-Press. One of the world's leading philosophers, he has lectured widely in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa and has received Doctorates Honoris Causa from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and the University of San Andrés in Bolivia.


Event information:

March 4, 2013: Professor Enrique Dussel, Professor of Ethics, Department of Philosophy, Autonomous Metropolitan University, Iztapalapa, Mexico City (UAM).
Open forum with faculty and students: Professor Dussel's Ethics of Liberation (Duke University Press, 2013) 3:30-5:00 p.m., Reading Room/ MIKC 422

Lecture: "Ethics and Political Philosophy in Latin America Today"

7:30 p.m., JCSU Ballroom A

For more information about Professor Dussel, visit the following websites:

Enrique Dussel's website:
Enrique Dussel photo gallery:
Fernando Gomez interview with Enrique Dussel, "Ethics is the Original Philosophy"
Enrique Dussel, biography and Philosophy of Liberation (1980), chapter 1:

The Paul and Gwen Leonard Ethics and Politics Lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno, and the Leonard Endowment in Philosophy.

Complimentary parking available on the top floor of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Structure.