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description Journal article public Diálogos Journal

History, Philosophy and Development

Martinho Borromeu, Natalino Da Costa Soares
Published September 2021

Abstract

East Timor's history, from its beginnings with indigenous tribes to the present day of postmodern society, has undergone several moments of transformation due to human actions. With the arrival of the Portuguese colony and the invasion of Indonesia in what would now be recognized as East Timor, there was the exploitation of indigenous people and, later, slaves in Timor Empire, until the abolition of slavery. With that, one can notice the trend of the evolution of thought, being that thought, arising from education in philosophy and its contribution to the changes that were seen as necessary, were initial instruments for Timor to become a republic, not exploited and enslaved by the Portuguese and Indonesians, but an autonomous people. Thus, the objective of this article is to present a reflection on the role of philosophy in the history of the Timorese people.

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