Estudios críticos sobre Sociedades americanas en 1828, de Simón Rodríguez
Ciudad de México: Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (Colección: Ciencias Sociales, Corrientes Latinoamericans), 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 476p., tables, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #81635
Parallel to the facsimile edition of the work of the Venezuelan philosopher Simón Rodríguez (UAM, 2018 and UACM, 2019), the research group “Either we invent or we err” deepened its studies on American Societies in 1828, the results of which are offered in this volume. . Interest in understanding this work and its author has focused on two axes of research: accessing the first editions and corroborating the hypothesis, held since 2012, of American Societies in 1828 as Rodríguez's great philosophical and editorial project. Along with these two major concerns, a series of questions arose regarding how subsequent editions of the work impacted the interpretations of the author's thought in the 20th century.
These concerns gave rise to the set of works gathered in this work. The first part reconstructs the life of the author, his work and the journey of his editions; the second presents some of the readings of the work of Simón Rodríguez from various fields: Latin Americanism, philosophy, education and art; and the last one offers various reading keys that the research group has been building for almost a decade. Luis Camnitzer's magisterial conference closes this volume and leaves the mark of friendship as a seal of ties with the philosopher and his work.