Caliban's Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy

Caliban's Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy

by Paget Henry

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135958800
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/03/2002
Series: Africana Thought
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 489 KB

About the Author

Paget Henry is Professor of Africana Studies and Sociology at Brown University. He is author of Peripheral Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Antigua (1985) and co- editor of Newer Caribbean: Decolonization, Democracy and Development (1983) and C.L.R. James' Caribbean (1992).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Prefacexi
Introduction1
Part ISampling the Founding Texts
1The African Philosophical Heritage21
2C. L. R. James, African, and Afro-Caribbean Philosophy47
3Frantz Fanon, African, and Afro-Caribbean Philosophy68
4Wilson Harris and Caribbean Poeticism90
Part IIUnity, Rationality, and Africana Thought
5Sylvia Wynter: Poststructuralism and Postcolonial Thought117
6Afro-American Philosophy: A Caribbean Perspective144
7Habermas, Phenomenology, and Rationality: An African Contribution167
Part IIIReconstructing Caribbean Historicism
8Pan-Africanism and Philosophy: Race, Class, and Development197
9Caribbean Marxism: After the Neoliberal and Linguistic Turns221
10Caribbean Historicism: Toward Reconstruction247
Conclusion273
Notes283
Index295

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