Left universalism, Africacentric essays
- Ato Sekyi-Otu.
- New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
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- xiii, 293 pages ; 25 cm
- Sekyi-Otu, Ato, author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Is She Not Also a Human Being?
- 2. Difference and Left Universalism
- 3. Ethical Communism in African Thought
- 4. Individualism in Fanon and After
- 5. Enigmas and Proverbs.
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Left Universalism, Africacentric Essays presents a defense of universalism as the foundation of moral and political arguments and commitments. Consisting of five intertwined essays, the book claims that centering such arguments and commitments on a particular place, in this instance the African world, is entirely compatible with that foundational universalism. Ato Sekyi-Otu thus proposes a less conventional mode of Africacentrism, one that rejects the usual hostility to universalism as an imperialist Eurocentric hoax. Sekyi-Otu argues that universalism is an inescapable presupposition of ethical judgment in general and critique in particular, and that it is especially indispensable for radical criticism of conditions of existence in postcolonial society and for vindicating visions of social regeneration. The constituent chapters of the book are exhibits of that argument and question some fashionable conceptual oppositions and value apartheids. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in the fields of social and political philosophy, contemporary political theory, postcolonial studies, African philosophy and social thought.
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