The history of Colombian thought has received little attention in national and international scholarship. As a peripheral country, Colombia has been considered a net importer of ideas with little to raise scholarly interest. Until the last decades of the twentieth century, historians of economic thought had centered their attention on ideas considered general and universal in their scope and reach, focusing mostly on traditions of thought associated with what could be considered as net exporter of ideas as Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and the United States. This has started to change since the beginning of the twenty-first century, when Spanish and Portuguese scholars have led the recovery and reconstruction of national traditions in their countries.1