Indian from the Inside: Native American Philosophy and Cultural Renewal, 2d ed.

Indian from the Inside: Native American Philosophy and Cultural Renewal, 2d ed.

by Dennis H. McPherson, J. Douglas Rabb
     
 

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Native American philosophy has enabled aboriginal cultures to survive centuries of attempted assimilation. The first edition of this historical and philosophical work was written as a text for the first course in Native philosophy ever offered by a philosophy department at a Canadian university. This revised edition, based on more than twenty-five years of research

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Native American philosophy has enabled aboriginal cultures to survive centuries of attempted assimilation. The first edition of this historical and philosophical work was written as a text for the first course in Native philosophy ever offered by a philosophy department at a Canadian university. This revised edition, based on more than twenty-five years of research through the Native Philosophy Project and funded in part by the Rockefeller Foundation, is expanded to include extensive discussion of Native American philosophy and culture in the United States as well as Canada. Topics covered include colonialism, the phenomenology of the vision quest, the continuity of Native values, land and the integrity of person, the role of cognitive science in supporting Native narrative traditions, language in Indian life, landscape and other-than-human persons, the teaching of Native American philosophy and the value of various research methods.

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Editorial Reviews

Canadian Psychology
a rare find that gives both theoretical and practical insight into the worldview of the Native people. Highly recommended reading for anyone wishing not only to increase knowledge of Native Psychology but also to advance one's own worldview and to challenge preconceptions
The Canadian Journal of Native Studies
gives new meaning to philosophical inquiry...valuable
Reference & Research Book News
"a roots view of tribal ways of knowing and philosophical approach to the quest for knowledge of the things that matter most"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786443482
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/18/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dennis H. McPherson is an executive member of the Centre for Health Care Ethics at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He is an Ojibwa and a band member of the Couchiching First Nation at Fort Frances, Ontario and the founding chair of the LU Department of Indigenous Learning. J. Douglas Rabb is a professor emeritus of philosophy at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and an executive member of the Centre for Health Care Ethics, also at Lakehead University.

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