Download Full Text (332 KB)


In my piece I reflect on a few aspects of our cohorts in-country- experience in some regions of Argentina and Peru. In particular issues of political sensibilities and spontaneous political mobilization are discussed. Some observations about different senses of what a free university might potentially mean are also noted. Furthermore, as a way of framing different kinds of activities a distinction between two kinds of projects are made: projects that follow a logic of inclusion and projects that recognize alterity. These two kinds of projects are tied respectively to two conflicting views of the good life: vivir mejor (living better) and buen vivir (collective living). As a matter of morality I suggest the pursuit of the latter.

Publication Date



International and Area Studies | Latin American Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Philosophical Ruminations on Political Tourism