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Caliban's Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy


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März 2000

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"Caliban's Reason" introduces the general reader to Afro-Caribbean philosophy. In this ground-breaking work, Paget Henry traces the roots of this discourse in traditional African thought and in the Christian and Enlightenment traditions of Western Europe. Since Afro-Caribbean thought is inherently hybrid in nature and marked by strong competition between its European and African orientations, Henry highlights its four main influences--traditional African philosophy, the Afro-Christian school, Poeticism and Historicism--as his organizing principle for discussion. Offering a critical assessment of such writers as Wilson Harris, Derek Walcott, Edward Blyden, C.L.R. James and George Padmore, "Caliban's Reason" renders a much-needed portrait of Afro-Caribbean philosophy and fills a significant gap in the field.

Portrait

Paget Henry is Professor of Africana Studies and Sociology at Brown University. He is author of Peripheral Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Antigua (1985) and co- editor of Newer Caribbean: Decolonization, Democracy and Development (1983) and C.L.R. James' Caribbean (1992).

Pressestimmen

..."this volume is a cutting-edge contribution to the debate on African ethnophilosophy."
-"Choice
"Paget Henry refines the intellectual life of the Caribbean like an alchemist [which results] in a high level of sophistication and reflexivity. The result is both a revealing work of intellectual history, and a new impetus in philosophy."
-Randall Collins, author of "The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change
..."will provoke lively discussion and stimulate a healthy debate about the process and content of Caribbean creolization and philosophy."
-Roberto Marquez, William R. Kenan Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Mount Holyoke College
..."this volume is a cutting-edge contribution to the debate on African enthophilosophy.."
-T.L. Lott, San Jose State University
EAN: 9780415926461
ISBN: 0415926467
Untertitel: 'Africana Thought'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2000
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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