Equality, Solidarity, and the Human Condition Categories of Humanism in Jos? Mart??s Anticolonial Critique

14 Oct 2015

An examination of the humanist thought embedded in Jos? Mart??s anticolonial critique reveals his deep devotion to human solidarity and human equality, with education, in particular, seen as ?an act of love.? Underpinning this commitment is Mart??s considerate awareness of the ?human condition? of the oppressed and colonized. Whereas humanism as theorized and practiced in Western liberal circles has neglected to challenge the current order of oppression, misery, and suffering, Mart??s humanist critique is situated squarely on the side of victims, waving the banner of human dignity and equality as well as of solidarity with the disfavored. Un an?lisis del pensamiento humanista que caracteriza la cr?tica anticolonial de Jos? Mart? revela su profunda devoci?n a la solidaridad e igualdad humana; la educaci?n, en particular, es vista como ?un acto de amor.? Este compromiso se sustenta en la conciencia que tiene Mart? de la ?condici?n humana? de los oprimidos y colonizados. Mientras que el humanismo como teor?a y pr?ctica en c?rculos liberales occidentales no ha buscado desafiar el orden actual de opresi?n, miseria, y sufrimiento, la cr?tica humanista de Mart? se encuentra del lado de las v?ctimas, ondeando la bandera de la igualdad y la dignidad humana as? como de la solidaridad con los desfavorecidos.