He was known especially for his works on the universities being a professor for all his life. More important than his writings, Zuleta is remembered by his conferences that were carefully recorded by his colleagues and pupils and published several times during his life and after his death in He dedicated especially to philosophy, Latin American economy, psychology and education. He let treaties on ancient and modern thinkers of a rich social and historical analysis over the Latin American cultural context. He was rewarded by the Honoris Causa in psychology of University of Valle in The Estanislao Zuleta Foundation is the institution that keeps and promotes the legacy of the Colombian philosopher.

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This is indeed an amazing text and a must read for everyone. Where could I find the translated version? Would love to share with some non-spanish speaking friends. Post a Comment. Wednesday, February 13, Estanislao Zuleta. I've recently been part of a project to translate some of the writings of Colombian philosopher Estanislao Zuleta into English. Zuleta is one of Colombia's greatest thinkers, and translation of his writing into English is certainly due.

Many of Zuleta's writings result from close readings he has done of European thinkers and writers including Nietzsche, Freud, and Thomas Mann. His thoughts on a variety of subjects including war and the dynamics of social groups confronting adversity are especially timely in the U. The symposium is sponsored by Momentos de. Below are some selected lines from his writing translated by Rosene Zaros and myself : "The terrible attraction of collective entities, which become intoxicated with the promise of an unproblematic human community, based on an infallible word, is that they suppress indecision, doubt, and the need to think for oneself; they grant their members an identity exalted by participation; they distinguish a good inner entity—the group—from a threatening exterior.

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Elogio de la dificultad y otros ensayos. Front Cover. Estanislao Zuleta Velasquez. Estanislao Zuleta was a Latin American philosopher, writer and professor from Colombia. His father died on June 24, in the same plane crash that killed the famous Tango composer and singer Carlos Gardel in his visit to the Colombian Andean city. More important than his writings, Zuleta is remembered by his conferences that dificultd carefully recorded by his colleagues and pupils and published several times eloggio his life and after his death in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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