The Philosophical Meaning of Death in the Civilizations of the Anahuac

The Philosophical Meaning of Death in the Civilizations of the Anahuac

The Philosophical Meaning of Death in the Civilizations of the Anahuac

Date and Time

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location

Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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If there is no death, there is no life. Very few civilizations have incorporated rituals and reflections about death as the most-lively part of their daily cultures as those indigenous to our continent, where the origins of the modern Day of the Dead come from.

Introduction:
Brian R. Clack, PhD, A. Vassiliadis director of Humanities Center and professor in USD’s Department of Philosophy. 

Speakers:

Guillermo Marín, public intellectual — In Oaxaca, he has promoted the philosophical roots of indigenous culture in Mexico and abroad. His website, www.toltecayotl.org, has about 20 million visits.

Luz Rodríguez, artist — Through her art, she has contributed to the promotion of indigenous dances and poetry in her native Oaxaca.

This event is part of Día de Muertos: Ancestral Tradition and Cultural Transformation Across Borders - Weeklong Celebration of Art, Community and Memory on October 28 to November 1.

Sponsored by the Humanities Center and curated by Antonieta Mercado, PhD, associate professor in USD’s Department of Communication Studies. 

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