Gandolfo, David (2007). "Capacitation in the central american liberation Philosophy of Ignacio Ellacuria" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

The liberation philosophy developed by the assassinated Basque-Salvadoran philosopher, Ignacio Ellacuria (1930-1989) argues that history must be understood as a process of capacitation, at both the physical and metaphysical levels, and that liberatory praxis will be misguided if it does not recognize this. My paper will present an overview of Ellacuria’s liberation philosophy, emphasizing the way in which genuine liberation is a process of capacitation.