Fanon and the Crisis of European Man: An Essay on Philosophy and the Human Sciences / Edition 1

Fanon and the Crisis of European Man: An Essay on Philosophy and the Human Sciences / Edition 1

by Lewis Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415914159

ISBN-13: 9780415914154

Pub. Date: 08/29/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As the first book to analyze the work of Fanon as an existential-phenomenological of human sciences and liberation philosopher, Gordon deploys Fanon's work to illuminate how the "bad faith" of European science and civilization have philosophically stymied the project of liberation. Fanon's body of work serves as a critique of European science and society, and shows

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As the first book to analyze the work of Fanon as an existential-phenomenological of human sciences and liberation philosopher, Gordon deploys Fanon's work to illuminate how the "bad faith" of European science and civilization have philosophically stymied the project of liberation. Fanon's body of work serves as a critique of European science and society, and shows the ways in which the project of "truth" is compromised by Eurocentric artificially narrowed scope of humanity--a circumstance to which he refers as the crisis of European Man. In his examination of the roots of this crisis, Gordon explores the problems of historical salvation and the dynamics of oppression, the motivation behind contemporary European obstruction of the advancement of a racially just world, the forms of anonymity that pervade racist theorizing and contribute to "seen invisibility," and the reasons behind the impossibility of a nonviolent transition from colonialism and neocolonialism to postcolonialism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415914154
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/29/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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