Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy. Racism in the by Peter K. J. Park

By Peter K. J. Park

A old research of the exclusion of Africa and Asia from smooth histories of philosophy.

In this provocative historiography, Peter ok. J. Park offers a penetrating account of a very important interval within the improvement of philosophy as an educational self-discipline. in the course of those many years, a variety of eu philosophers inspired by way of 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 latest bills starting in Egypt or Western Asia and at a time while eu curiosity in Sanskrit and Persian literature used to be flourishing. now not with no debate, those traditions have been eventually deemed open air 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 many years of the overdue eighteenth and early 19th centuries. To what quantity was once this exclusion of Africa and Asia as a result of the the scientization of philosophy? To what quantity used to be it due to the racism?

This ebook comprises the main large description to be had anyplace of Joseph-Marie de Gérando’s Histoire comparée des systèmes de philosophie, Friedrich Schlegel’s lectures at the historical past of philosophy, Friedrich Ast’s and Thaddä Anselm Rixner’s systematic integration of Africa and Asia into the historical past of philosophy, and the controversy among G. W. F. Hegel and the theologian August Tholuck over “pantheism.”

Africa, Asia, and the historical past of Philosophy is a great addition to a missed region within the background of rules. Philosophy has lengthy suffered from exclusions that maintain us from absolutely appreciating the contributions to our box from Africa and Asia. Park’s e-book uncovers a few of the assets of philosophy’s exclusionary practices. The ancient aspect is impressive.” — Elizabeth Millán, writer of Friedrich Schlegel and the Emergence of Romantic Philosophy

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60 In the same year that Reinhold called for the reform of the history of philosophy, another essay appeared, bearing a remarkable title: “A Few Ideas on the Revolution in Philosophy Brought About by I. 62 Now that Kant presented the one true system of philosophy, in Heydenreich’s opinion, it was now possible to give an account of philosophy that could present its development toward its true end. ”63 He also argued that, since Kant had sized up the whole 18 Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy field of pure reason, a pragmatic history of metaphysics was now possible as well.

Maass and J. E. 83 In an article appearing in the first volume (1788–9), Eberhard wrote, The Leibnizian philosophy contains just as much of a critique of reason as [the Kantian philosophy], while at the same time it still introduces a dogmatism based on a precise analysis of the faculties of knowledge. 84 If this were true, the Kantians could not claim that Kant’s philosophy represented a real advance over the Leibnizio-Wolffian system. Claims of a “Copernican revolution” effected by the new philosophy would be unfounded.

Like its predecessor, the Humanist encyclopedia, the Polyhistor disclosed the contents of the great philosophical, poetical, rhetorical, and historical texts of antiquity, but in addition gave a historical account of each field through an account of the literature relating to it. 57 Therefore, when the Kantians moved to separate the history of philosophy from the history of all other fields of knowledge; when they insisted on a distinction between the history of philosophy on the one hand and the history of literature on the other, they were rejecting both Humanist and Baconian modes of historical writing, which were by then twohundred- and three-hundred-year-old practices.

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