‘Delinking’ and Other Essential Moments in Walter Mignolo’s Decolonial Proposal

A Philosophical Perspective

  • Filippo Silvestri "Aldo Moro" University of Bari


Walter Mignolo’s studies cannot be reduced to one single field, characterised as they are by a strong semiotic, sociological and philosophical quality. In this study I have attempted to focus on their philosophical trait. Specifically, I have tried to measure how many and what are the essential margins that allow Mignolo’s thought to distance itself from the tradition of the European thought. Its geo-political connotation inscribes his research on a ‘pluriverse’ dimension, which is at the same time characterized by a certain body-politics in his understanding of human things.