Influencia y actualidad del pensamiento de José Enrique Rodó

Translated title of the contribution: Influence and current relevance of the thought of José Enrique Rodó

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A 30,000-word essay on the ideas of Rodó which won an international competition organised by the Sociedad Rodoniana of Montevideo in 2012. It is structured in three main parts. It begins with an evaluation of the major criticisms addressed to Rodó's work since publication in the early 20th century and moves on to study, in turn and in line with the theme of the competition, the influence of Rodó's ideas in the Americas (concentrating on the USA and Uruguay) and the relevance of his work to the present day (focusing on living the good life and on the cultural identity of Latin America); it concludes with an assessment of the role of the intellectual in the subcontinent which follows from his work as a whole, namely to defend identity within a context of consensus, dignity and equality and to reject radicalisms and dogmatic thinking.
Translated title of the contributionInfluence and current relevance of the thought of José Enrique Rodó
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationJosé Enrique Rodó
Subtitle of host publicationConcurso Internacional de Ensayo
Place of PublicationMontevideo
PublisherBiblioteca Nacional
Number of pages56
ISBN (Print)978-9974-550-89-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameColección Archivo Rodó


  • José Enrique Rodó; Latin American Cultural Identity; Latin American philosophy; Latin America in the 19th and 20th century


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