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AVILA BARBA, Mauricio. Siguiendo los pasos de Samuel Ramos: una propuesta metodológica de análisis de nuestras circunstancias. Valenciana [online]. 2015, vol.8, n.15, pp.261-287. ISSN 2007-2538.

In this paper we reconsider the question: why we are that we are? The issue was important to the Mexican philosophers of the first half of the twentieth century. For this reason, we expose the historical-psychological analysis and the diagnosis of the inferiority complex that Samuel Ramos made about the Mexican. Nevertheless, in addition we describe some aspects that Ramos doesn't explain through in his physiological disquisitions. That´s why we suggest that he formulated this aspects in terms of conditions of possibility, who were important to the conquest of Prehispanic Mexico; one example is the 'Indian egipticis'.

We analyze these cases using the notion of conditions of possibility of experience, that we define using another concepts, such as value and meaning (Gilles Deleuze) and Historical ontology (Michel Foucault). The aim of this paper is to suggest methodological guidelines for analyzing our circumstances and to analyze the issue: why we are that we are? In this way, we follow the path of Samuel Ramos, but, at the same time, we grow apart of his ideas.

Keywords : Meaning (direction); Value; Historical ontology; Condition of possibility; Experience.

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