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Andrés Sáenz de Sicilia

In: The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory

Chapter 26: Bolívar Echeverría: Critical Discourse and Capitalist Modernity

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Bolívar Echeverría: Critical Discourse and Capitalist Modernity
Bolívar Echeverría: Critical Discourse and Capitalist Modernity
Andrés Sáenz de Sicilia

Born in Ecuador, formed intellectually and politically in West Germany, resident of Mexico until his death, Bolívar Echeverría (1941–2010) is a singular figure within the landscape of twentieth-century critical theory. Following his early engagement with leftist politics and the existential philosophies of Unamuno, Heidegger and Sartre in his home country, Echeverría moved to Germany in 1961, initially with the intention of studying under Heidegger in Freiburg. Later that year Echeverría relocated to Berlin, where he would eventually become involved both politically in the German student movement that saw the SDS (Sozialistische Deutsche Studentenbund) rise to prominence, and theoretically with the associated revival of ...

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