Disciplinary Decadence

Author: Lewis R. Gordon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317261209
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Genre: Social Science

In this book, philosopher and social critic Lewis Gordon explores the ossification of disciplines, which he calls disciplinary decadence. In response, he offers a theory of what he calls a teleological suspension of disciplinarity, in which he encourages scholars and lay intellectuals to pay attention to the openness of ideas and purposes on which their disciplines were born. Gordon builds his case through discussions of philosophy of education, problems of secularization in religious thought, obligations across generations, notions of invention in the study of ideas, decadence in development, colonial epistemologies, and the quest for a genuine postcolonial language. These topics are examined with the underlying diagnosis of the present political and academic environment as one in which it is indecent to think.

Fanon and the Decolonization of Philosophy

Author: Elizabeth A. Hoppe
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739141274
Release Date: 2010-03-08
Genre: Philosophy

The essays in Fanon and the Decolonization of Philosophy all trace different aspects of the mutually supporting histories of philosophical thought and colonial politics in order to suggest ways that we might decolonize our thinking. From psychology to education, to economic and legal structures, the contributors interrogate the interrelation of colonization and philosophy in order to articulate a Fanon-inspired vision of social justice. This project is endorsed by his daughter, Mireille Fanon-Mend_s France, in the book's preface.

Journeys in Complexity

Author: Alfonso Montuori
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317657255
Release Date: 2016-01-22
Genre: Business & Economics

In this book, fascinating autobiographical accounts by leading scholars in a variety of fields and disciplines provide a rich introduction to the art and science of complexity and systems thinking. We learn how the authors’ interest in complexity thinking developed, the key figures and texts they encountered along the way, the experiences that shaped their path, their major works, and their personal journeys. This volume serves as an introduction to complexity as well as a vivid account of the personal and intellectual development of important scholars. This book was originally published as a special issue of World Futures.

Desire Faith and the Darkness of God

Author: Eric Bugyis
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 9780268075989
Release Date: 2015-11-02
Genre: Religion

The essays engage classic Christian thought alongside literary and philosophical sources ranging from Pseudo-Dionysius and Dante to Karl Marx and Jacques Derrida. Building on the work of Denys Turner, they indicate that the boundary between atheism and Christian thought is productively blurry. Instead of settling the stale dispute over whether religion is rationally justified, their work suggests instead that Christian life is an ethical and political practice impassioned by a God who transcends understanding.

Twentieth century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015068881716
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Literature, Modern

Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

Library Journal

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Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015036912379
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.