Una alternativa socialista al ethos barroco de Bolívar Echeverría [A Socialist Alternative to Baroque ethos of Bolívar Echeverría].Samuel Arriarán Cuéllar – In Barroco, Severo Sarduy began to employ more “modern” theoretical tools and 33Echeverría, Bolívar, “El ethos barroco”, in Modernidad, mestizaje cultural. by focusing on Bolivar Echeverria’s strategic reading of Walter. Benjamin. .. The Baroque ethos, in Echeverria’s model, is the one that holds. This content 47 Bolívar Echeverría, La modernidad de lo barroco (Mexico City: Era, ),

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Retrieved from ” https: Why has no one at least suggested ehhos Neo classicism plays a determining role in Mexican society and culture? Galileo and Descartes were aware of this, though boliavr as rationalists and scientists than simply because they were baroque, of course; but baroque writers confusedly glimpsed this hidden path] La cultura Thus, this view allows for the inclusion of contradictory aspects which had remained marginalized in previous timelines, which is of particular value for the Hispanic cultural context.

Not an educated Echevrria, with its history and civilization, not an America inhabited by subjects as respectable and little respected as those from Europe. The time of excess was also the time of contradiction. Nonetheless, his linking of science cosmology and art constitutes his most fruitful contribution to the field.


Alain Touraine described the great rupture of modernity, counterposing the intellectual program of Humanism-Erasmism with the rationalism and empiricism associated with the scientific appropriation of natural reality Not long ago David Kelley stated: Forums du Champ Lacanien. Reading Cultures in Contexted. On the contrary, modernity —embodied in the Enlightenment, into which naturally entered Bacon, Descartes, Galileo, Hobbes, etc. Penn, is Professor of Hispanic Studies.

Moving on to the second idea: Of course, I will avoid commenting on the way in which the Spanish and Hispanic peoples themselves internalized and appropriated the role that others had written for them. The Baroque, therefore, had no chance of producing its own baroque science; science could only belong to Protestant countries, where Protestantism was not only the equivalent of the freedom of belief but of, above all, the freedom to think, effacing all social, religious, and political conflict from the Protestant north.


Lack of consequence for the present? He also wrote extensively on the fundamental contradictions of modernity as a civilizatory process and explored the possibilities of what he called an alternative modernityin other words, a non-capitalist modernity.

And it was this phase occurring preponderantly in the 18 th century that emphasized the backward, ignorant, barbarous, and uncivilized character of Spain and its empire.

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Ultimately, the baroque would serve as a reference for a future alternative to the reigning capitalist system. Since Enlightenment thinkers carried out their self-examination, self-description, and barrlco, many conceptualizations of this era exist which, for the sake of escaping excessive anthologizing, I will avoid both listing and discussing.

Ernest Cassirer, nevertheless, is incapable of imagining an Enlightenment without Renaissance humanism. Les Dossiers du Grihl. The process of writing the grand narrative of modernity involved appropriating several key criteria from the Baroque and consequently erasing their original place of belonging.

Views Read Edit View history. Consequently, it is necessary to speak of the pluralities of the baroque, as opposed to its monological and univocal envisioning. EncoreParis, Seuil, Its exoticism was exalted —reinforced by the skin colour symbolized by Carmen— which, absent from modernity, was incorporated from the outside in, from the periphery, purged of booivar inherent dangers of the truly exotic.

The process that started up at that time, which is no longer the Black Legend, and the one that is doubtlessly connected to the previous phase through the use of similar rhetorical resources, is a process which could be termed as the displacement of Spain bafroco its empire to the periphery of a modern Europe in the making.

This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Moreover, based on what Weber in Iarocci 11 would assert, out of the pre-Baroque period —the Discovery of the Americas, the Renaissance and the Reformation—only the Protestant Reformation would be integrated into the genealogy of modernity, due to its avant la lettre embodiment of reason and modern subjectivity.

Out of these two origins, one would continue to be undervalued until now, being seen as belonging to an archaic world order. The fundamental problem is, therefore, the fact that the Baroque is seen as a homogenous and closed whole whether through stylistic criteria or through culturalist visions despite its evident discursive plurality. However, as Raymond Williams indicates, not all cultural discourse is hegemonic; rather, marginal discourses do exist as well —whether emerging or ecehverria, even despite the fact that the integrative capacity of hegemonic discourse may have seemed to overpower every era.


Why is it that in the Anglo-Saxon world —and spreading— the idea of Early Modernity, applied overwhelmingly to the Hispanic world, is replacing the concept of Renaissanceabandoning definitively the concept of Baroque?

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Moreover, synthetic processes entail the fusion of diverse and disparate elements: Because, in the simplification, reduction, and erasures imposed by the grand narrative of European modernity, the past can be summarized as such: On the other hand, is Latin America defined by synthesis?

The first statement forces us to ask ourselves: Of course, we could follow Antoine Barrpco and view the tradition of modernity as a set of ruptures, each one of which —the new modernity— is constructed on top of the obscurity of its predecessors, though it is curious that not all of its predecessors have been forgotten equally This alternate hermeneutic would entail a coming together of the Baroque and the Enlightenment; a dynamic, complex, and conflicting process establishing a modernity which would continue into the modernity of today.

Certainly, but the process of writing the grand narrative of modernity has taken the key criteria of rationalism, empiricism, sensism and Protestant subjectivity for itself, simultaneously erasing their presence from the Baroque.

What would these elements be? Les Dossiers du Grihl Briefly: Etos, perhaps it all comes down to proposing a new hermeneutic in which the Baroque and the Enlightenment would join together and conflictingly fertilize and establish a modernity that, passing through 20 th century recycling, would be the same modernity of today. If we recall what Lezama Lima wrote: