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WESTERN AMAZONIAN EPISTHEMOLOGIES ON HEALING AND KNOWLEDGE PROD

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Generating an intercultural philosophical thought based on ethnographic research on the medicinal practices of indigenous healers in Peru.

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This Lecture will outline the possibility of generating an intercultural philosophical thought based on ethnographic research on the medicinal and spiritual practices of indigenous healers of the Peruvian Amazon.

It deals with generating a discourse that allows the ancestral knowledge of indigenous nations to open a horizontal and respectful and decolonizing dialogue with Eurocentric scientific approaches.

This presentation will discuss the epistemologies and ontologies of the indigenous Amazon people to elaborate on the necessity of its inclusion in local health care systems and research agendas.

Such approach can facilitate the possibility of free expression of the ancestral knowledge, keeping their poetic and affective temperament, and at the same time offering a significative contribution to widen our notions and understanding of the human condition.

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Dr. Favaron, PhD. will be the speaker during the event. He is doctorate of the University of Montreal, Canada where he obtained his Ph.D. in Literature with specialization in the study of Indigenous, Amazonian and North American First Nations. Specialist in Interculturality he obtained his master’s in Communication and Culture at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Author of the book “Puka Allpa: journey towards the invisible jungle”, the thesis "The Visions and The Worlds: visionary paths of the western amazon" and several poetry books.

He has worked since 1998 investigating the use of medicinal plants and medicinal knowledge among different indigenous people of the American continent, especially in Peru and Canada. He is an active member of the Native Community of “Santa Clara de Yarinacocha”, where he founded the “Traditional Medicine Clinic” and the “Nishi Nete Ancestral Studies Center”.

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Monday 9th, December 2019, 3pm.

Oxford University. "Lecture Theatre”.

64 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE.

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