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Enrique Dussel’s Ethics of Liberation

An Introduction


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Frederick B. Mills
    Pages 1-19
  3. Frederick B. Mills
    Pages 21-46
  4. Frederick B. Mills
    Pages 47-63
  5. Frederick B. Mills
    Pages 65-101
  6. Frederick B. Mills
    Pages 103-127
  7. Frederick B. Mills
    Pages 129-144
  8. Frederick B. Mills
    Pages 145-156
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 157-162

About this book


This book introduces the methodology and basic concepts of Dussel’s ethics of liberation. Enrique Dussel is one of the principal founders of the philosophy of liberation in Latin America. Frederick B. Mills discusses how, for Dussel, we can realize our co-responsibility for human life by responding, in accord with ethical principles, to the appeals of victims of the prevailing capital system. Mills shows how these principles, when subsumed in the political and economic fields, aim at overcoming the ongoing assault on human life and nature and provide a moral compass for forging a path to liberation. He makes the case that the study of Dussel is critical to the understanding of liberatory thought in Latin America today. This book aims to introduce the ethics of liberation to a broader audience in the Global North where Dussel's ideas are urgently relevant to progressive political and economic theory and praxis.


Transmodernity Liberation Material Ethic Feasibility Marx

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Bowie State UniversityBowieUSA

About the authors

Frederick B. Mills is Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Enrique Dussel’s Ethics of Liberation
  • Book Subtitle An Introduction
  • Authors Frederick B. Mills
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-94549-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06872-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-94550-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXX, 162
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Philosophy
    Critical Theory
    Latin American Culture
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