Enrique Dussel

Enrique Dussel (born 24 December 1934 in Mendoza, Argentina) is an Argentine philosopher, historian and theologian.

Dussel is one of the great Latin American thinkers. He has published numerous books on subjects of theology, politics and philosophy, including ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics and ontology. Dussel has led other philosophers such as Karl- Otto Apel, Gianni Vattimo, Jürgen Habermas and Richard Rorty philosophical dialogues.


Enrique Dussel was born in 1934 as the great-grandson of a pig Furters in Mendoza ( Argentina). 1953-1957 studied Dussel in Mendoza Philosophy ( degree with a Licenciatura, the 4 - to 6 -year degree in South America, similar to the diploma ), earned a Ph.D. until 1959 at the Complutense University of Madrid in the Spanish philosophy. This was followed by a 1961-1965 study of theology at the Institut Catholique de Paris, where he graduated with a Licence ( Bachelor), and in 1967 another doctoral degree, this time in history at the Sorbonne in Paris.

1967-1975 Dussel taught as a professor of church history and ethics in Argentina. In 1975 he was expelled from the Peronists and went into exile in Mexico. In 1976 he was appointed to a professorship of Latin American theology and church history and philosophical ethics at the Faculty of Philosophy, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa in the district of Mexico City. Later he taught at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (also in Mexico City) and was coordinator of the Asociación de Filosofía y Liberación ( AFYL ).

Dussel was 2010 Albertus -Magnus Professor at the University of Cologne.