International Colloquium Epistemologies of the South: South-South, South-North and North-South global learnings
Volume 3 Outras economias / Other economies Junho - June 2015
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However, as says Boaventura de Sousa Santos, we find ourselves at a time when the questions that societies place us are strong and the answers given by the Eurocentric paradigm are weak. Therefore, in the extent of the suspicion of its indolence and finitude, a more demanding and more critical epistemological quest is necessary and urgent. In this context, Epistemologies of the South are the conceptual framework that, in addition to recognizing the diversity of the existent and available knowledges in the world, warn us that it is necessary to go to the South and learn from the South, the non-imperial South which is the metaphor, both for human suffering, as for the ability to survive, endure and build.