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Brazil, philosophy in

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-ZA004-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

It is possible to distinguish between European philosophy in Brazil and Brazilian philosophy. The former refers to Brazilians who participate in discussions of issues occurring in the European philosophic tradition without any reference to Brazilian reality and its problems; the latter to those Brazilian intellectuals who respond to the problems growing out of situations which have confronted the nation historically whether their philosophical orientations have originated in Europe or elsewhere. This entry focuses on the latter and generally follows a historical progression. This progression spans from the precabralian Tupi-Guarani speaking societies of eastern South America to the healthy development of Brazilian philosophy since 1950 after the founding of the Institute of Brazilian Philosophy.

Citing this article:
Sturm, Fred Gillette. Brazil, philosophy in, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-ZA004-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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