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By Lewis R. Gordon

During this undergraduate textbook Lewis R. Gordon deals the 1st accomplished remedy of Africana philosophy, starting with the emergence of an Africana (i.e. African diasporic) awareness within the Afro-Arabic international of the center a long time. He argues that a lot of contemporary concept emerged out of early conflicts among Islam and Christianity that culminated within the expulsion of the Moors from the Iberian Peninsula, and from the following enlargement of racism, enslavement, and colonialism which of their flip motivated reflections on cause, liberation, and the that means of being human. His publication takes the coed reader on a trip from Africa via Europe, North and South the USA, the Caribbean, and again to Africa, as he explores the demanding situations posed to our figuring out of data and freedom at the present time, and the reaction to them that are chanced on inside Africana philosophy.

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1470–c. 34 This is not to say that the story is entirely impossible. We have, after all, already seen that the prevailing word Egypt has its source in only a part of ancient Kamit. But, third, there seems to be some etymological connection in the word that links it, unfortunately, to the many negative stereotypes already underway by the Middle Ages and the modern era. Although Afer was the Phoenician name of a group of indigenous people living near Carthage, based on the Phoenician word afar, which means ‘‘dust,” and became the Latin word for the lands on the southern side of the Mediterranean, the word is also peculiarly related to those such as ‘‘feral” (savage, wild), ferris (iron, which rusts).

Lott (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998), pp. 29–48 and ‘‘A Lockean Argument for Black Reparations,” The Journal of Ethics 7, no. 1 (2003): 63–91. On the US Founding Fathers conception of themselves as ‘‘slaves” to England, see Joe Feagin, Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations (New York: Routledge, 2001). 2 Relatedly, how could war be used here when the circumstance was not a conflict between states but between traders and individuals who were not soldiers in conflict with them?

Eduardo Mendieta (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003) and The Invention of the Americas: Eclipse of ‘‘the Other” and the Myth of Modernity, trans. Michael D. Barber (New York: Continuum, 1995). 21 22 An Introduction to Africana Philosophy 1492 thus signaled more than a successful expedition. It signaled the birth of a new age. 3 With discovery, there was conquest; with expansion, there was enslavement; with unprecedented wealth were poverty and starvation; with growing industry, there were (and continue to be) ecological disasters.

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