Omar Acha

The Places of Critical Universalism: Postcolonial and Decolonial Approaches in Context

Omar Acha, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) / Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas (CIF)

Abstract: This paper argues that the validity of universalism in the era of global capitalism does not imply a smooth, undifferentiated spatiality, in which particularity is eliminated. The contemporary systemic logic is reproduced in places where the universal and the particular are dialectized. This new dynamic raises the possibility of a critical universalism capable of evading the objection to Eurocentrism. In order to elaborate the conditions of critical universalism, I consider the debates on postcolonial studies, the proposed decolonial option in Latin ...

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