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By Robert L. Arrington

A better half to the Philosophers surveys the key philosophical thinkers in Western and non-Western traditions. Multicultural in its method, it offers authoritative insurance of the foremost chinese language, Indian, jap, African, Jewish, and Islamic philosophers, in addition to eu and American thinkers.

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When (1) is the case the consequences for the dominated people include the following: (a) Total destruction, generally accompanied by immediate or gradual elimination of the aboriginal population and consequent replacement by an exotic population. (b) Partial destruction, generally accompanied by more or less intensive settlement by an exotic population. , p. 128). Situations (b) and (c), he wrote, are widely present in Africa. ). Given that (a) did not occur, imperialism's domination was necessarily partial; it always had to contend with survivals of the dominated population's culture.

Amilcar Cabral's Revolutionary Theory and Practice: a Critical Guide (Boulder, CO, and London: Lynne Rienner, 1991). McCulloch, Jock: In the Twilight of Revolution: the Political Theory of Amilcar Cabral (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983). < previous page page_12 next page > < previous page page_13 next page > Page 13 3 Fanon Olufemi * Táíwó Frantz Fanon (1925 1961 CE) was born on June 20, 1925, on the island of Martinique. He grew up in Martinique, which then, and throughout Fanon's short life, was a French colony.

But the overthrow of the colonial regime is itself "an act of culture," for it represents an assertion of collective identity, a declaration that these people are everything that the colonizer had denied that they were. The victorious people must then set about the critical retrieval of their heritage, watching out for myriad pitfalls on the path to their cultural renaissance. Towards Human Emancipation We come now to the final theme with which Cabral illuminates our philosophical understanding: the possibility of genuine human emancipation despite the depredations of colonialism.

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