Sentipensando Latina/o/x Theoethics


  • Néstor Medina



Taking the work of decolonial scholar Arturo Escobar, this article explores the notion of sentipensar (lit. thinking-feeling) and its possible intersections and implications for Latina/o/x theoethics. The concept sentipensar signals a different type of rationality by which people are able to account for their immediate environment, history, and identity. LatinaXo theoethics embodies its own kind of decolonial sentipensar beyond inherited Eurocentric intellectual frames. LatinaXo scholars ground theoethics in their daily experience of Lo cotidiano, by anchoring their construction of knowledge on Lo cultural, and by uncovering the violence of empire and colonization in their own ethno-bio-cultural mestizaje.