In Corey McCall & Phillip McReynolds (eds.), Decolonizing American Philosophy. Albany, NY, USA: SUNY Press. pp. 17-35 (2021)

Lee A. McBride III
College of Wooster
There has been a recent surge in decolonial discourse. Decolonial thought is touted in op-ed pieces and blogs and shared via social media. At university, one is prodded to decolonize the curriculum, the canon, the faculty. In broader contexts, some suggest decolonizing your diet, your sexuality, your future. Hoping to dispel superficial and enigmatic evocations, McBride articulates what he takes to be core features of decolonial philosophy. Decolonial philosophy is described as an oppositional reaction to teleological colonial systems of development designed to promulgate European cultural imperialism and amass capital. In closing, McBride briefly highlights three potentially problematic issues worthy of attention: one dealing with the way decolonial populations are conceived, a second regarding the reciprocity of cultural products, and a third reaffirming the need to challenge the acquisitive tendencies and material conditions of capitalist cultures.
Keywords decolonial philosophy  development  Sylvia Wynter  Vandana Shiva  Maria Lugones  imperialism
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