From the crisis to the emergence of a new debate: The contemporary social sciences in Latin America

  • Julio Mejía Navarrete
Keywords: Social knowledge, epistemology, global modernization and Latin America.

Abstract

The study examines the development of contemporary social sciences in
Latin America and underlines its originality in the gestation of theoretical
proposals, particularly the coloniality of power. It explains the crisis
of the social sciences in the eighties and the emergence of a new cognitive
debate. Process that involves the review and criticism of the basic foundations
that gave rise to knowledge since the fifteenth century and that
mark the advent of another discourse beyond the limits of modernity.

Published
2020-01-01