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Revista Electrónica Educare

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AVEIRO, Martín Omar. Benjamín Núñez Vargas and the Necessary University in Costa Rica. Educare [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.3, pp.80-98. ISSN 1409-4258.

The present work is part of a research project carried out in the National University of Cuyo about the Critic Humanism in Latin America during the second half of the 20th century. It is set in two disciplinary fields: practical philosophy and the history of Latin-American ideas. In this case, we contribute with the revision and reconstruction of Fr. Benjamín Nuñez Vargas’ thought whom we consider as critic and humanist, with catholic orientation, in our America. The focus is on categories of recognition and diversity through his philosophical and sociopolitical discourses, with special attention to his proposals for a necessary university in Costa Rica. We worked mainly on the discursive production, considering the discourses as forms of objectification of the practical reason. That is why we had recourse to a bibliographic review and the contributions of the critical theory regarding the analysis of social mediation, especially those of ideologies. We proceed in three steps: exploratory, analytic and of synthesis.

Keywords : Humanism; recognition; diversity; university.

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