VI CONFERENCE ON IDEAS GATHERED THINKERS FROM THE CONTINENT
THE GENERATION AND RECOVERY OF IDEAS AND THEIR MANIFESTATIONS, CONCERNING THIS PART OF THE CONTINENT, GOT THE ATTENTION OF THE PARTICIPANTS OF THIS MEETING, HELD AT THE INSTITUTE FOR HUMANISTIC STUDIES.
January 03, 2017
Academics from universities in Peru, Brazil, United States, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico and Chile, participated in the VI Conference on Ideas, an event intended to reflect on thought in Latin America and its insertion in the global world.
The event, organized by the "Juan Ignacio Molina" Institute for Humanistic Studies of our Academic Institution and the Ideas Institute of the University of Santiago, was developed along the issues that concern the academic institutionalilty: Tradition and Innovation; New Approaches to Thought in Latin America; Chile and More Chile; Subjectivities; Modernity and Development; Press, Essays and Art, and Ideas and Latin America: Reflections and Applications and Thought and Intellectuals in Latin America.
"Once a year, a group of professionals gather around ideas, in areas such as history, literature and philosophy with emphasis on Latin America. In these sixth conference, professionals and graduate students participated, and reviewed issues about the current situation of thought in Latin America, analyzed of the concept of interculturality, categories of thought in Chile in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the role of intellectuals in the creation of the Country image ", stated the president of the organizing committee of the Conference and academic from the Institute, Francisco Javier Pinedo.
He also mentioned the dichotomies regarding the concepts of Modernity and Postmodernity and the role of the political discourses in the creation of historical visions, "as well as the analysis of new concepts of increasing use in Latin America, like the good life and living well - Sumak Kawsay and Sumak Qamaña - linked to the Andean world. "In addition, the thought of traditional figures in Latin America, like Simon Rodriguez, Francisco Bilbao and Jose Marti, was analyzed", said Pinedo.
Among the participants of this year, there were Horacio Bernardo, from the University of the Republic of Uruguay; Carla Sagástegui, from the Catholic University of Peru; Alcione Correa Alves, from the Universidad e Federación do Piauí, Brazil, and Marcela Croce, from the University of Buenos Aires.
There were presentations by academics from various Chilean universities, as Horst Nistchack and Bernardo Subercaseaux, from the University of Chile, and Eduardo Devés, from the Usach. From our University, Javier Pinedo, Maria de los Angeles Fernández, Miguel Lopez and Christian Hausser also participated.
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