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Varia Historia

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CARVALHO, Eugênio Rezende de. Leopoldo Zea and the Latin-American movement of History of Ideas. Varia hist. [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.43, pp.267-282. ISSN 0104-8775.

This article analyzes the stages of foundation and consolidation of one of the most important intellectual movements of Latin America in the twentieth century - the Latin-American movement of History of Ideas -, starting from actions and writings of its main leader and founder, the Mexican philosopher Leopoldo Zea Aguilar (1912-2004). In the 1940s, during the foundation period, the main focus is on the primary work of Zea, as well as on his first efforts to articulate and organize this movement in continental scale. Moreover, in the following stage held in the 1950s, the process of organic and epistemology consolidation of the movement is invoked.

Keywords : Leopoldo Zea; History of Ideas; Latin American intellectual History.

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