This book discovers freedom in the colonial idea of African primitiveness. As human transcendence, freedom escapes the drawbacks of otherness, as defended by ethnophilosophy, while exposing the idiosyncratic inspiration of Eurocentric universalism. Decolonization calls for the reconnection with freedom, that is, with myth-making understood as the inaugural act of cultural pluralism. The cultural condition of modernization emerges when the return to the past deploys the future.
Copyright © 2004, Editions Rodopi
Place of Publication
Kebede, Messay, "Africa's Quest for a Philosophy of Decolonization" (2004). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 109.