Event Title

Akan & Euro-Christian Ontology Contrasted: Disciplinary Decadence and Neocolonialism

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Michael Thomas

Start Date

23-4-2019 2:00 PM

End Date

23-4-2019 2:20 PM

Description

A comparative study of Akan and Euro-Christian personal ontology -- the socio-cultural assumptions about the elements that make up a person -- cannot be performed in a scholarly void in which it is filed away to a catalogue of anthropological novelty. Though overtly conservative theorists are the most clearly suspect in their relegation of everything outside of western philosophical canon to curiosities, the dominant strain of deconstructionist postmodern critical theory in western liberal academia is at least as guilty of defanging the study of philosophy through its multiplicitous reduction of all thought to discursive contingency.

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Akan & Euro-Christian Ontology Contrasted: Disciplinary Decadence and Neocolonialism

A comparative study of Akan and Euro-Christian personal ontology -- the socio-cultural assumptions about the elements that make up a person -- cannot be performed in a scholarly void in which it is filed away to a catalogue of anthropological novelty. Though overtly conservative theorists are the most clearly suspect in their relegation of everything outside of western philosophical canon to curiosities, the dominant strain of deconstructionist postmodern critical theory in western liberal academia is at least as guilty of defanging the study of philosophy through its multiplicitous reduction of all thought to discursive contingency.