At 88 years of age, the death of the philosopher and creator of the “manual” of Morena for its creationLiberation Philosophy”, Enrique Dusselduring this Sunday, November 5, his son Enrique Dussel Peters reported from his social networks.
“Everyone is very sad. Today, November 5, 2023 at 8:50 p.m., Enrique Domingo Dussel Ambrosini, husband, parents, grandfather, professor, theologian, philosopher, historian, professor and critical thinker, passed away.. May he rest in peace,” he posted on his official Facebook profile.
Accompanying the pain of the family and those closest to them, the rector of the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM), Tania Rodríguez Mora, sent some words of encouragement and regretted what happened: “Enrique Dussel, our beloved and admired, died. Rector. Wise and generous. The UACM will always be grateful to you: Thank you, thank you, thank you,” she published on X, formerly Twitter.
Enrique Domingo Dussel Ambrosini He was born in the province of Mendoza, in Argentina, on December 24, 1934 and, in addition to being a philosopher, he was an academic, historian and theologian who studied at several of the best universities in the world.
His work in Political Philosophy, Ethics and in particular on Philosophy specialized in Latin America led him to create the Liberation Philosophy which focuses on studying the social context that has led the central and southern part of the American continent to be subjected to various political currents and that even the party founded by the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Morenahas adopted as a kind of guide to govern in Mexico.
Enrique Dussel had thought about being an artist in his youth and even studied 5 years at the School of Fine Arts, but he realized that critical, political and social thinking was his passion and studied philosophy at the National University of Cuyoin Argentina, from 1953 to 1957.
Later, in 1959 he completed several studies at the Complutense University of Madrid and after a while he managed to obtain his doctorate. The next two years he lived in Nazareth, Israel, accompanying priest Paul Gauthier and working as a carpenter. His academic life never ended because He studied Theology and History at the Sorbonne in France and the Archive of the Indies in Seville, as well as Religion at the Catholic Institute of Paris..
After spending time in Germany he met his wife, Johanna Peterswith whom he had two children: Enrique Stephanus Dussel Peters and Susanne Christine Dussel Peters, the first followed in his father’s footsteps in Mexico.
In 1975 he arrived in our country as an exile and after residing for several years, he achieved nationality with which he was able to function as an academic at institutions such as the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the aforementioned Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM) and the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM).
He became one of the most important thinkers in Latin America and created, together with several colleagues, the Philosophy of Liberation that awarded him up to 6 honorary doctorates for the impact it had on the entire functioning of this part of the world.
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