On reason : rationality in a world of cultural conflict and racism / Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; Duke backfilePublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xx, 327 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780822388777; 0822388774; 1283022613; 9781283022613; 9786613022615; 6613022616Subject(s): Reason | Culture conflict | Multiculturalism | Ethnicity | Philosophy, African | PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Humanism | Culture conflict | Ethnicity | Multiculturalism | Philosophy, African | Reason | Politische Philosophie | Rationalität | Sozialphilosophie | Sozialer Konflikt | Rassismus | Kulturkonflikt | Philosophie -- Kulturkonflikt | Rationalität -- Ethnophilosophie | Ethnophilosophie -- Rationalität | Philosophie -- Afrika | Vernunft | Kulturkonflikt -- Philosophie | Rationalität | Kulturkonflikt | Multikulturelle Gesellschaft | Ethnizität | Philosophie | Afrika | Förnuftet | Kulturkonflikter | Kulturell mångfald | Etnicitet | Filosofi -- Afrika | PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & ClassicalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: On reason.DDC classification: 128/.33 LOC classification: BC177 | .E94 2008Other classification: CC 7800 | CI 9600 | CI 9900 | 5,1 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-317) and index.
Preface: What is rationality? -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Diversity and the social questions of reason -- Varieties of rational experience -- Ordinary historical reason -- Science, culture, and principles of rationality -- Languages of time in postcolonial memory -- Reason and unreason in politics.
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A philosophical argument that rationality is based on, or produced from, difference, and is not only worth retaining but necessary in a culturally diverse world.
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CHOICE ReviewEze (1963-2007; Achieving Our Humanity, CH, Oct'02, 40-1233) has written his latest (sadly, his last) reflection on the relation between rationality, relativism, and debates over racial identity and difference. Chapter 1 weaves together epistemic insights from phenomenology, hermeneutics, pragmatism, empirical psychology, history of science, and postcolonial studies. This allows Eze to point readers beyond simplified notions of Enlightenment rationality to a situated rationality "in the vernacular." Chapter 2 critically reviews various pragmatists (Quine, Brandom, Dewey, Wiredu, McDowell, Rorty) in order to defend an account of the sociality of mind, reason, and self. Chapter 3 uses the issue of race-targeted heart treatments (BilDil) to reflect on the difficulty of modern science and rationality in disentangling itself from historical and cultural ideas of race. Chapter 4 continues with a discussion of recent debates over which languages best serves postcolonial writers trying to "remember" the history of colonialism. Chapter 5 is Eze's political argument (in the vernacular) for a "deferral of justice for the sake of law" in light of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call for forgiveness. This book will be valuable for all philosophy collections, and for related fields dealing with race and politics. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers. R. M. Stewart Austin College
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Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze was Associate Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, the author of Achieving Our Humanity: The Idea of the Postracial Future , and the editor of Postcolonial African Philosophy: A Critical Reader and African Philosophy: An Anthology .