Of Problem Moderns and Excluded Moderns

On the Essential Hybridity of Modernity *

Authored by: Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Race

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415711234
eBook ISBN: 9781315884424
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The modern archives of the Euro-American philosophical tradition are not, generally speaking, kind to “the Rest of Us,” apologies to Chinweizu (1975). If you are, like me, African-descended, racially typed “black,” some of whose forebears were enslaved, most of whom are ex-colonized, but who possess a modicum of historical consciousness, reading, teaching, and writing about the leading lights of those archives cannot but be a fraught engagement, indeed.

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