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The encounter with other thought traditions reveals hidden assumptions in Western thought. Latin American philosophers such as Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Maria Zambrano and Enrique Düssel argue that arguments alone do not determine our thinking. According to them, you can only think differently if your sensitivity to other points of view is first aroused. Art, our natural environment, our body with all its senses and the context in which we find ourselves play an important role. What can we learn from these thinkers? In this course we will take the test: of course we will discuss the work of Latin American philosophers, but this course would contradict itself if it stopped there. Therefore, we will go into the forest, appeal to all our senses, move our bodies and be inspired by visual art and poetry. In doing so, these art forms do not function merely as illustrations of philosophy, but as equivalent ways of philosophizing. With Renate Schepen and Seandy Achthoven. Guest contributions by Eylem Ertürk, Dorit Weintal and Chihiro Geuzebroek.

Image: Roman Zotter - featuring Maria Mavridou, Maria Vincentelli
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