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RAMIREZ, Mario Teodoro. Stages of Otherness in the Philosophy of Luis Villoro. Diánoia [online]. 2007, vol.52, n.58, pp.143-175. ISSN 0185-2450.

This essay interprets Luis Villoro's philosophy as a pluralist and progressive one, with a rationally critical focus on otherness; i.e., a sacriticism of the "egological" paradigm of the Western philosophical-cultural tradition. Four states of otherness are distinguished in his work. 1) The other as "you": the interpersonal experience of otherness; 2) the other as "somebody else" or a "stranger", this being the cultural-historic experience of otherness, that particularly refers to the Mexican indians; 3) the other as the absolute regarding the metaphysical-religious experience of otherness; 4) the other as "the others", that is, the communitarian experience and the ideal of a human community that is harmonic and free. It concludes with a reflection upon the meaning and value of Villoro's philosophical and socio-cultural proposal.

Keywords : other; indigenous; sacred; community.

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