Counter-Colonial and Philosophical Claims: An indigenous observation of Western philosophy

Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (11):1136-1142 (2015)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Providing an indigenous opinion on anything is a difficult task. To be sure, there is a multitude of possible indigenous responses to dominant Western philosophy. My aim in this paper is to assess dominant analytic Western philosophy in light of the general insistence of most indigenous authors that indigenous metaphysics is holistic, and to make some bold claims about both dominant Western philosophy in line with an indigenous metaphysics of holism. There will, of course, be different ways of expressing holism according to the indigenous group, but most of the literature states, as a most basic concern, that a general indigenous philosophy is concerned with the groundedness of an individual as an entity related to and indivisible from the rest of the world.1 The consequences of any assertion about the holistic nature of metaphysics are vast, including for the interpretation of what is often perceived of as the antithesis: Western philosophy.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,215

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Indigeneity and the Settler Contract today.Robert Nichols - 2013 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 39 (2):165-186.
Syllabus: Native Studies 450-001: Global Indigenous Philosophy, Spring 2005, University of New Mexico.Anne Schulherr Waters - 2005 - American Philosophical Association Newsletter on American Indians in Philosophy.
‘Philosophy and Tradition in Africa’: Critical Reflections on the Power and Vestiges of Colonial Nomenclature.Pascah Mungwini - 2011 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 3 (1):1-19.
Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Modern Western Ecological Knowledge: Complementary, not Contradictory.Jacinta Mwende Maweu - 2011 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 3 (2):35-47.


Added to PP

38 (#309,192)

6 months
1 (#449,220)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

Poetry, Language, Thought.Martin Heidegger - 1971 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 31 (1):117-123.
Poetry, Language, Thought.Martin Heidegger - 1971 - New York: Harper & Row.
The Question concerning Technology and Other Essays.Martin Heidegger & William Lovitt - 1981 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12 (3):186-188.

View all 11 references / Add more references