Colloquium on Latin American Thought, Culture, and History

February 2, 2012 - February 3, 2012
Texas State University

The Wittliff Collections, Albert B. Alkek Library
San Marcos
United States


James Cane-Carrasco
University of Oklahoma
James Maffie
University of Maryland
Amy A. Oliver
American University
Anayra Santory Jorge
University of Puerto Rico

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February 2nd, 2012

9:30 am – 12:20 pm & 2:00 pm – 4:50 pm, lectures and discussion

February 3rd, 2012

10:00 am – 12:00 pm, round table discussion on the role of the university in the Americas


James Cane-Carrasco (University of Oklahoma)
“The Spirit of Science and the Science of Spirits: Positivism and the Afterlife in fin-de-siècle Argentina.”

James Maffie (University of Maryland)
“Weaving the Aztec Cosmos: The Metaphysics of the Fifth Age.”

Amy A. Oliver (American University)
“Feminist Philosophy in Latin America: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to Carlos Vaz Ferreira.”

Anayra Santory Jorge (University of Puerto Rico)
“‘Not of this World’: The Uncomfortable Relation of Philosophy and the Present”

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Department of History, the Department of English, the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies, the College of Liberal Arts, the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Wittliff Collections.

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