Pensar en imágenes: De la “isla del entendimiento” a la “isla encallada”

Translated title of the contribution: Image thinking: From the “island of the understanding” to the “stranded island”

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This article embarks upon a new journey that explores a mental geography or ambient atmosphere, where the encounter and relief amongst singular imaginaries allows one to trace a new cartography, one in which critical and decolonial thought may converge in a common horizon. Thus, undertaking anew the transit that leads from an insular reason to an archipelagic reason, by tracing the forms taken by the image of the island in different texts, is proposed. Accordingly, our point of departure will be the “island of understanding” in the Critique of Pure Reason (Kant, 1781), we will pass swiftly through Atlantis (Plato) and The New Atlantis (Bacon 1626), then we will move on to “the desert island” (Deleuze, 1953) and The island that repeats itself (Benítez Rojo, 1998) to finally land on The stranded island (Abello, 2015).

Translated title of the contributionImage thinking: From the “island of the understanding” to the “stranded island”
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Pages (from-to)83-111
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy


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