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This accomplished choice of unique essays written by means of a world crew of students addresses the imperative topics in Latin American philosophy.Represents the main finished survey of historic and modern Latin American philosophy on hand todayComprises a specifically commissioned number of essays, a lot of them written by way of Latin American authorsExamines the heritage of Latin American philosophy and its present matters, strains the improvement of the self-discipline, and provides biographical sketches of key Latin American thinkersShowcases the variety of techniques, matters, and types that represent the sector
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