The Dance of Person and Place: One Interpretation of American Indian Philosophy

The Dance of Person and Place: One Interpretation of American Indian Philosophy

by Thomas M. Norton-Smith
     
 
Uses the concept of “world-making” to provide an introduction to American Indian philosophy.

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Uses the concept of “world-making” to provide an introduction to American Indian philosophy.

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“…a deft and self-aware exemplification of the task of cross-cultural comparison … The writing is accessible and shows a deft and helpful interplay between abstract language and concrete illustrative material.” — The Pluralist

“Norton-Smith does a good job illustrating how worlds are created through language and how language itself contains philosophy.” — H-Net Reviews (H-Environment)

“…Norton-Smith offers an insightful discussion of Native American epistemological concepts … This book is an excellent exercise for all philosophy students as an expansion of worldviews and an examination of Western epistemological foundations and biases. It also offers an insightful discussion of indigenous philosophy for both philosophy and indigenous scholars … Highly recommended.” ― CHOICE

“The author opens a unique and exciting avenue for philosophical discourse by demonstrating a method of inquiry that provides a new way of interpreting Native thinking, a method that not only promotes Native philosophical systems but allows for greater communication between Western and Native philosophers.” — Lorraine Mayer, author of Cries from a Métis Heart

“Challenging and provocative, this book is a great step forward in the conversation of academic Indigenous philosophy.” — Brian Yazzie Burkhart, Pitzer College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438431345
Publisher:
State University
Publication date:
04/29/2010
Series:
SUNY series in Living Indigenous Philosophies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
738 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas M. Norton-Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Kent State University Stark.

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