Abstract

In the 2014 book Latin American Philosophy from Identity to Radical Exteriority, Alejandro Arturo Vallega claims that the question “Is there Latin American philosophy?” has outlived its rhetorical usefulness, because, by all objective measure and practical purposes, there exists a long and rich tradition of Latin American philosophy. Following Vallega, we may ask whether “Is there Taiwan theory?” has outlived its rhetorical usefulness. On the one hand, this article is an invitation to think about theory and theorizing from the perspective of a small, peripheral, minor nation, and what it might mean for theory, its nature, production, and circulation, not just as we know it (what exists) or do not know it (what exists but is not recognized or known), but also as we search for the potentialities and limits of our capacity to imagine it (what does not yet exist). On the other hand, my proposal here is to think about theory in terms of world history, using a method that I have been calling relational comparison (2013; 2015).

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Additional Information

ISSN
1528-4212
Print ISSN
0010-4132
Pages
pp. 722-746
Launched on MUSE
2017-02-20
Open Access
No
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