Africa's Quest for a Philosophy of Decolonization PDF ePub eBook

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Africa's Quest for a Philosophy of Decolonization free pdf This book discovers freedom in the colonial idea of African primitiveness. As human transcendence, freedom escapes the drawbacks of otherness, as defended by ethnophilosophy, while exposing the idiosyncratic inspiration of Eurocentric universalism. Decolonization calls for the reconnection with freedom, that is, with myth-making understood as the inaugural act of cultural pluralism. The cultural condition of modernization emerges when the return to the past deploys the future.

About Messay Kebede

Messay Kebede is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton in Ohio. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Grenoble in France. He previously taught philosophy at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia). He is the author of two books, Meaning and Development (Rodopi, 1994) and Survival and Modernization (Red Sea, 1999). He has also published numerous articles. The most recent include: "The Rehabilitation of Violence and the Violence of Rehabilitation: Fanon and Colonialism" (Journal of Black Studies, 2001), "Directing Ethnicity toward Modernity" (Social Theory and Practice, 2001), and "Generational Imbalance and Disruptive Change" (International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 2003).

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Author : Messay Kebede
Publisher : Editions Rodopi B.V.
Data Published : 01 January 2004
ISBN : 9042008105
EAN : 9789042008106
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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