Another first ‘Early Modernity’: Lusitanian Christianity in the face of the alterity of the African slave

de Jesus, Rodrigo Marcos
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Texas Education Review

I bring to the discussion observations based on the reading of sections 6 and 7 of Enrique Dussel’s Política de Liberación: Historia mundial y crítica and on personal reflections that arise from my research and teaching activities. This paper is divided into two parts. In the first, I highlight some fundamental aspects of the book under study. As each member of the seminar was able to read Dussel's work in advance, it seemed more pertinent to make a general comment directed mainly to the question of periodization and the conceptual and temporal landmarks of Modernity, without seeking to synthesize the positions of the authors discussed in the book. It is, therefore, more of a dialogue with Dusselian ideas than a brief exposition on these sections of Politics. In the second part, I analyze the implications of the "decolonizing turn" for the teaching of philosophy. Despite taking the Brazilian experience as a point of reference, I believe that the points raised, at least in part, are valid for other contexts in which philosophy is taught.