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Twenty theses on politics

Author: Enrique D Dussel; George Ciccariello-Maher; Eduardo Mendieta
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
Series: Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução.
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"First published in Spanish in 2006, Twenty Theses on Politics is a major statement on political philosophy from Enrique Dussel, one of Latin America's -- and the world's -- most important philosophers, and a founder of the philosophy of liberation. Synthesizing a half-century of his pioneering work in moral and political philosophy, Dussel presents a succinct rationale for the development of political alternatives  Read more...
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Dussel, Enrique D.
Twenty theses on politics.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)767780360
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Enrique D Dussel; George Ciccariello-Maher; Eduardo Mendieta
ISBN: 9780822343455 0822343452 9780822343288 0822343282
OCLC Number: 209333900
Description: xvii, 160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword: The Liberation of Politics : Alterity, Solidarity, Liberation / by Eduardo Mendieta --
Corruption and the Political Field : The Public and the Private --
The Political Power of the Community as Potentia --
Institutional Power as Potestas --
Obediential Power --
The Fetishization of Power : Power as Domination --
Strategic Political Action --
The Need for Political Institutions : The Material Sphere (Ecological, Economic, Cultural) : Fraternity --
Institutions in the Spheres of Democratic Legitimacy and Feasibility : Equality and Liberty : Governability --
Ethics and the Implicit Normative Principles of Politics : The Material Principle --
The Formal-Democratic and Feasibility Principles of Politics --
The People : The Popular Sector and "Populism" --
Liberatory Power as Hyperpotentia and the "State of Rebellion" --
The Political Principles of Liberation: The Critical Material Principle --
The Critical-Democratic and Strategic Transformation Principles --
Liberation Praxis of Social and Political Movements --
Anti-Hegemonic Praxis and the Construction of a New Hegemony --
Transformation of Political Institutions: Reform, Transformation, Revolution : Political Postulates --
Transformation of Institutions in the Material Sphere: "Perpetual Life" and Solidarity --
Transformation of Institutions in the Sphere of Democratic Legitimacy : Irruption of New Rights : "Perpetual Peace" and Alterity --
Transformation of Institutions in the Sphere of Feasibility : The "Dissolution of the State"? Liberation.
Series Title: Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução.
Other Titles: 20 tesis de política.
Responsibility: Enrique Dussel ; translated by George Ciccariello-Maher ; foreword by Eduardo Mendieta.
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