Rafael Vizcaíno is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at DePaul University. His work focuses on Latin American and Caribbean philosophy, especially decolonial thought, and on theories of secularization and postsecularity. Winner of the American Philosophical Association’s Essay Prize in Latin American Thought, Rafael is currently working on two book-length manuscripts: an account of the modern dialectics of secularization from the perspective of Latin American and Caribbean thought, and an outline of a postsecular/decolonial philosophy of religion. Rafael’s publications can be found in the anthology Decolonising the University, and the journals Radical Philosophy Review, The CLR James Journal, and Political Theology. Forthcoming work is scheduled to appear in the journals Philosophy and Global Affairs, Comparative and Continental Philosophy, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, and TRANSMODERNITY: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World.
Mamdani’s latest book defends the promise of decolonization against the ongoing nationalist violence of modernity. Rafael Vizcaíno sits with the renowned Ugandan intellectual to discuss postcolonial and decolonial scholarship, the reform-revolution debate, anti-racism, and the example of South Africa.
Rafael Vizcaíno offers a biographical introduction to the philosophical work of Enrique Dussel, a major figure of the decolonial turn. Separate from his theology, Dussel’s philosophy of liberation offers crucial reflections for contemporary political theology.