By Peter K. J. Park
In this provocative historiography, Peter okay. J. Park offers a penetrating account of a vital interval within the improvement of philosophy as an instructional self-discipline. in the course of those many years, a few eu philosophers prompted through Immanuel Kant started to formulate the historical past of philosophy as a march of development from the Greeks to Kant—a family tree that supplanted current bills starting in Egypt or Western Asia and at a time while eu curiosity in Sanskrit and Persian literature used to be flourishing. no longer with out debate, those traditions have been finally deemed outdoor the scope of philosophy and relegated to the research of faith. Park uncovers this debate and recounts the improvement of an exclusionary canon of philosophy within the a long time of the past due eighteenth and early 19th centuries. To what quantity was once this exclusion of Africa and Asia because of the the scientization of philosophy? To what volume was once it as a result racism?
This ebook contains the main huge description to be had wherever of Joseph-Marie de Gérando’s Histoire comparée des systèmes de philosophie, Friedrich Schlegel’s lectures at the heritage of philosophy, Friedrich Ast’s and Thaddä Anselm Rixner’s systematic integration of Africa and Asia into the background of philosophy, and the talk among G. W. F. Hegel and the theologian August Tholuck over “pantheism.”
“Africa, Asia, and the background of Philosophy is an interesting examine of racism and Eurocentrism in eighteenth century works on heritage of philosophy.” — Journal of the Society for modern suggestion and the Islamicate World
“Now, eventually, we have now an outstanding account of … the exclusion of Asian and African texts from the canon of global philosophy … an acute, serious narrative that are supposed to strength philosophers to think again disreputable pillars in their tradition.” — Chronicle Review
“What makes Park’s quantity specified is the author’s proactive strategy … Park takes sedulous care in exposing cracks within the historical past of philosophy’s beginning, and digs deeper to ascertain how each one crack is hooked up … in his reconsideration of the historical past of philosophy, Park heavily engages the racism nonetheless to be came across at paintings in philosophy today.” — Radical Philosophy
“Africa, Asia, and the historical past of Philosophy is a welcome boost to a missed quarter within the heritage of rules. Philosophy has lengthy suffered from exclusions that continue us from absolutely appreciating the contributions to our box from Africa and Asia. Park’s e-book uncovers the various resources of philosophy’s exclusionary practices. The ancient aspect is impressive.” — Elizabeth Millán, writer of Friedrich Schlegel and the Emergence of Romantic Philosophy
Peter okay. J. Park is Assistant Professor of old experiences on the college of Texas at Dallas. he's the coeditor (with Douglas T. McGetchin and Damodar SarDesai) of Sanskrit and ‘Orientalism’: Indology and Comparative Linguistics in Germany, 1750–1958.
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Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830 (SUNY series, Philosophy and Race) by Peter K. J. Park