Enrique Dussel graduated in 1957 from the Philosophy degree at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the National University of Cuyo, where he served as Professor of Ethics from 1968 to 1975, when he had to embark on the path of exile after being expelled. and suffer a bomb attack on his home. He had previously completed postgraduate studies in Europe: at the Complutense University of Madrid, where he obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy; at the Sorbonne, where he received a Doctorate in History and at the Catholic Institute of Paris, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. From 1975 to the present he resided in Mexico, a country in which he became nationalized and continued his professional career in teaching and research tasks, as Professor Emeritus of the Autonomous Metropolitan University, teaching an Extraordinary Lecture at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the National University. Autonomous University of Mexico, as an Emeritus Researcher of the National System of Researchers (SNI) and was also interim Rector of the Autonomous University of Mexico City. Due to his academic background, he received numerous Honoris Causa Doctorates, including from the National University of Cuyo.
He has developed an extensive and profound philosophical work, which has achieved a notable international projection. His reflections are part of the liberation philosophy movement, which emerged in the seventies and he contributed to founding and promoting from its origins to the present day, spreading from our country to Latin America and also with presence in global level. In particular, its main contributions are related to ethics and politics, producing a unique theorization that promoted a critique of the forms of injustice and domination that are reproduced in our history and, at the same time, developing criteria that allow us to think about a change to favor of those who are most neglected in our societies. In this sense, his life and his work reveal a marked commitment, in which the philosophy he developed was put at the service of a reflection on the civilizational crisis of our time.
We say goodbye to him on his departure with sadness, but we understand that the legacy of his theoretical production and example of life will remain present.
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