Rorty"s deconstruction of philosophy and the challenge of African philosophy

by Anthony Onyemachi Agwuele

Publisher: Peter Lang in Frankfurt am Main, New York

Written in English
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StatementAnthony Onyemachi Agwuele
SeriesPhilosophie und Transkulturalität -- Bd. 6
LC ClassificationsB5305 .A39 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination207 p. ;
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24382612M
ISBN 103631594925
ISBN 109783631594926
LC Control Number2009517800

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Staging Philosophy raises issues of critical importance by providing case studies of various philosophical movements and schools of thought, including aesthetics, analytic philosophy, phenomenology, deconstruction, critical realism, and cognitive science. The essays, which are organized into three sections—history and method, presence, and Brand: University of Michigan Press.

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Within the context of this debate this book outlines the challenge of African Philosophy to the universality of Western philosophy.

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[Anthony Onyemachi Agwuele] Culture and pragmatism -- The deconstruction of philosophy -- The challenge of African philosophy -- Ethnocentrism of African philosophy -- Hountondji versus Gyekye: the bone of. ‘In very broad terms, deconstruction consists of a critique of metaphysics, that branch of philosophy [ ] which posits first and final causes or grounds, such as transcendental ideality, material substance, subjective identity, conscious intuition, prehistorical nature, and being conceived as presence, from which the multiplicity Cited by: The conclusion of this first part of the last book of the quartet in the history of.

African philosophy is entitled: The African Philosophy to the test of the Ironist, Deconstructivist. and Coming Back (du revenir) paradigms The second and last part of Book IV deals with re-readings of African thought.

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DECONSTRUCTION AND LAW: DERRIDA, LEVINAS AND CORNELL Jacques de Ville* Drucilla Cornell's book The Philosophy of the Limit has for a long time been an important referencepoint in attempting to understand the relation between deconstruction and law. This article examines some of the themes discussed by Cornell in this influential book.

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a short history of african philosophy. To potential readers, who perhaps are not familiar with the subject mat- ter of African philosophy, I would say that this text has been written— certainly in part—with you in mind.

Philosophy in any cultural context Cited by:   Early in his career, Rorty had been preoccupied by the major questions of modern philosophy as they first arose in the seventeenth century, alongside the rise of experimental science.

African philosophy is an attempt by philosophers to make the folklores, myth, sooth sayings, religion, education, socio political organizations and other aspects of the African culture relevant to.

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critical significance to understanding African philosophy. The specific con-cept of narrative in African philosophy and its value for cross-cultural understanding will surface often and be developed in several ways through-out the book.

What is here called cross-cultural understanding is itself a kind of compara. Philosophy Christopher Norris, 'The Metaphysics of Presence: Plato, Rousseau, Saussure'.

Richard Rorty, 'Philosophy as a Kind of Writing'. Rodolph Gasché, 'Deconstruction as Criticism'. Geoffrey Bennington, 'Genuine Gasché (Perhaps)'.

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Rickman. On Defining African Philosophy: History, Challenges and Perspectives Olatunji A. Oyeshile Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria INTRODUCTION The definition of philosophy has remained a perennial philosophical problem and there is little agreement as to what it by: 9.

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There are significant challenges to the viability of the concept Africana philosophy as well as to an effort to map out an encyclopedic overview of the extended and still expanding range of endeavors covered by the term.

Foremost are the challenges to ordering through a single concept the geographical, historical, socio-political, and cultural differences. Fielding Derrida: Philosophy, Literary Criticism, History, and the Work of Deconstruction.

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In The Philosophy of the Limit Drucilla Cornell examines the relationship of deconstruction to questions of ethics, justice and legal interpretation. She argues that renaming deconstruction "the philosophy of the limit" will allow us to be more precise about what deconstruction actually is philosophically and hence to articulate more clearly its significance for law.

Yielding Gender explores this question by examining three crucial areas; the issue of gender as 'troubled'; deconstruction; and feminist criticism of the history of philosophy. The first part of the book discusses the work of Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida, and contemporary French feminist philosophy including key figures such as Luce Irigiray.

You have to take Rorty ironically. That is, after all, the attitude with which he takes everything in, our entire notion of truth, and disposes of it. I also take a cue from Karl Jaspers, who had his own (sadly neglected) way of dealing with Kant.

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Particular attention is given to the possibilities offered by deconstruction for understanding the history of philosophy.

African philosophy of education reconsidered: on being human Article (PDF Available) in International Journal of Lifelong Education 35(6) October with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Originated by the philosopher Jacques Derrida, deconstruction is an approach to understanding the relationship between text and meaning.

Derrida's approach consisted of conducting readings of texts looking for things that run counter to the intended meaning or structural unity of a particular text. This book is a major contribution to West African studies from a well-known scholar and translator of Sahelian literature.

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Regrettably, John S. Mbiti’s celebrated African Religions and Philosophy, first published inadopted Tempels’ theoretical framework, with Mbiti sparing only one chapter for what he called “African philosophy”.

Notice that the title of Mbiti’s book suggests that there are many African religions, but a single African philosophy. Miller - - South African Journal of Philosophy 9 (1) Derrida: This book brings together three main topics - deconstruction, philosophy of language, and literary theory - that have figured centrally in Christopher Norris's work over the past two decades.

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