The, The Other, And The Possibility Of Liberation

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Allyson A. Duarte Vela Dr. Alexander V. Stehn PHIL 4350-01 Moral Theory 11 December 2014 Word Count: 2,145 The Self, the Other, and the Possibility of Liberation The primary objective of this research is to illustrate the manner in which the theoretical formulations of Latin American thinker Enrique Dussel have come to revolutionize the way in which ethics and philosophy have been traditionally thought of. In his Ética de la Liberación en la Edad de la Industrialización y de la Exclusion (1998), Dussel seeks to construct a theoretical framework that carters to liberate the victims of the highly globalized world-system we are part of today. Dussel attempts to do so by providing an ethical account that directly objects and deconstructs the post-modern ontological view of reality that has been abstracted and selfishly imposed upon the world as a universal fact of existence, reflective of everything that is and has ever been. Dussel 's ethical discourse can be thought of as being composed of three dimensions corresponding to three aspects of reason: (1) The Material Moment of Ethics & Practical Truth, (2) Formal Morality & Intersubjective Validity, and (3) Ethical Feasibility & the "Goodness Claim." (1) The Material Moment of Ethics & Practical Truth The Ethics of Liberation, according to Dussel, is an ethics of life. And for this reason, the material principle of this ethics imposes an obligation to "produce, reproduce and develop the concrete human life of each ethical subject
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