Author | Autor: Leopoldo Zea
Obras Escogidas | Selected Works…
Filosofía de la historia americana
Philosophy of American history
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) published Selected Works of Leopoldo Zea (Obras Escogidas de Leopoldo Zea) to commemorate the centenary of the illustrious, Mexican intellectual’s birth (June 30, 2012) and the tenth anniversary of his death (June 8, 2014).
Currently, the two tomes that make up his selected works are…
To my knowledge, these titles have not been translated into English. The titles in Spanish are…
In the Presentation of Selected Works of Leopoldo Zea, included in America in Europe’s Consciousness [Conscience] (1955, 2015), Adalberto Santana highlights that Zea is “recognized worldwide as the most distinguished Latin American philosopher.” He continues by explaining that Zea’s work is essential. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Santana identifies Zea as “one of the most distinguished academics of UNAM in the 20th Century” and the dawn of the 21st.
The purpose for publishing Selected Works of Leopoldo Zea is praiseworthy. Adalberto Santana writes that “the specific purpose” is to “put the new generations of university students and those interested in contact” with Zea’s lucid ideas and arguments.
Leopoldo Zea’s ideas and philosophy have a fundamental importance in the sphere of things Mexican and Latin American in general; however, I believe them to be further reaching and necessary for the Hispanic populations residing throughout North America, the Caribbean, and the world.
–Luis S. González Acevedo
“If we want to do philosophy, the first thing we must do is philosophize… without worrying whether our activity will or will not be acknowledged as philosophy… like the classic philosophers who were determined to offer solutions for the problems their world posed… We shouldn’t worry much about the universality or limitation of our solutions, nor their eternity or temporality. We must simply ensure that our solutions be authentic solutions. Solutions for people of flesh and bones who desperately seek them.” –Leopoldo Zea