From Temporal Redemption to Spatial Liberation: Omar Rivera’s Delimitations of Latin American Philosophy

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Julian Rios Acuña

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Omar Rivera’s Delimitations of Latin American Philosophy: Beyond Redemption is an important contribution to the interpretation of central figures and questions of the Latin American philosophical tradition, particularly Peruvian Marxist José Carlos Mariátegui and questions of identity and liberation. Rivera establishes productive dialogues between foundational figures such as Simón Bolívar, José Martí, and Mariátegui and decolonial thinkers like María Lugones, Aníbal Quijano, and Gloria Anzaldúa to posit delimitations of Latin American philosophy that might allow it to move beyond redemptive logics that essentialize identities and reinscribe oppressions in narratives of liberation. This review explores the central arguments of the book and proposes a philosophical and a political issue that emerges from them.

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Rios Acuña, J. (2021). From Temporal Redemption to Spatial Liberation: Omar Rivera’s Delimitations of Latin American Philosophy. Journal of World Philosophies, 6(2), 222–229. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/jwp/article/view/4926
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Julian Rios Acuña, DePaul University

Julian Rios Acuña, BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College–Santa Fe, MA in Philosophy from DePaul University, and currently PhD candidate in philosophy at the same university. His work focuses on the intersection between decolonial and postcolonial theory and social, political, and legal philosophy.