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Africa, Asia, and the history of philosophy : racism in the formation of the philosophical canon, 1780-1830 /
Peter K.J. Park.
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Albany : State University of New York Press, c2013.
description
xv, 237 p.
ISBN
1438446411 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781438446417 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2013.
isbn
1438446411 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781438446417 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
The Kantian school and the consolidation of modern historiography of philosophy -- The birth of comparative history of philosophy: Joseph-Marie Degérando's Histoire comparée des systêmes de philosophie -- India in Friedrich Schlegel's comparative history of philosophy -- The exclusion of Africa and Asia from the history of philosophy: the formation of the Kantian position -- Systematic inclusion of Africa and Asia under absolute idealism: Friedrich Ast's and Thaddä Anselm Rixner's histories of philosophy -- Absolute idealism reverts to the Kantian position: Hegel's exclusion of Africa and Asia -- The comparative history of philosophy in a theological polemic against Hegel.
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8876318
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-219) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Peter K. J. Park is Assistant Professor of Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the coeditor (with Douglas T. McGetchin and Damodar SarDesai) of Sanskrit and 'Orientalism': Indology and Comparative Linguistics in Germany, 1750-1958.
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Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy is a welcome addition to a neglected area in the history of ideas. Philosophy has long suffered from exclusions that keep us from fully appreciating the contributions to our field from Africa and Asia. Park's book uncovers some of the sources of philosophy's exclusionary practices. The historical detail is impressive. - Elizabeth Millán, author of Friedrich Schlegel and the Emergence of Romantic Philosophy
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Summaries
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In this provocative historiography, Peter K.J. Park provides a penetrating account of a crucial period in the development of philosophy as an academic discipline.
Long Description
In this provocative historiography, Peter K. J. Park provides a penetrating account of a crucial period in the development of philosophy as an academic discipline. During these decades, a number of European philosophers influenced by Immanuel Kant began to formulate the history of philosophy as a march of progress from the Greeks to Kant-a genealogy that supplanted existing accounts beginning in Egypt or Western Asia and at a time when European interest in Sanskrit and Persian literature was flourishing. Not without debate, these traditions were ultimately deemed outside the scope of philosophy and relegated to the study of religion. Park uncovers this debate and recounts the development of an exclusionary canon of philosophy in the decades of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. To what extent was this exclusion of Africa and Asia a result of the scientization of philosophy? To what extent was it a result of racism? This book includes the most extensive description available anywhere of Joseph-Marie de Gérando's Histoire comparée des systèmes de philosophie, Friedrich Schlegel's lectures on the history of philosophy, Friedrich Ast's and Thaddä Anselm Rixner's systematic integration of Africa and Asia into the history of philosophy, and the controversy between G. W. F. Hegel and the theologian August Tholuck over pantheism.
Main Description
A historical investigation of the exclusion of Africa and Asia from modern histories of philosophy.
Main Description
In this provocative historiography, Peter K. J. Park provides a penetrating account of a crucial period in the development of philosophy as an academic discipline. During these decades, a number of European philosophers influenced by Immanuel Kant began to formulate the history of philosophy as a march of progress from the Greeks to Kant-a genealogy that supplanted existing accounts beginning in Egypt or Western Asia and at a time when European interest in Sanskrit and Persian literature was flourishing. Not without debate, these traditions were ultimately deemed outside the scope of philosophy and relegated to the study of religion. Park uncovers this debate and recounts the development of an exclusionary canon of philosophy in the decades of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. To what extent was this exclusion of Africa and Asia a result of the scientization of philosophy? To what extent was it a result of racism? This book includes the most extensive description available anywhere of Joseph-Marie de Gérando's Histoire compareée des systèmes de philosophie, Friedrich Schlegel's lectures on the history of philosophy, Friedrich Ast's and Thadda Anselm Rixner's systematic integration of Africa and Asia into the history of philosophy, and the controversy between G. W. F. Hegel and the theologian August Tholuck over "pantheism." Book jacket.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Kantian School and the Consolidation of Modern Historiography of Philosophyp. 11
The Birth of Comparative History of Philosophy: Joseph-Marie de Gérando's Histoire compareée des systèmes de philosophiep. 31
India in Friedrich Schlegel's Comparative History of Philosophyp. 51
The Exclusion of Africa and Asia from the History of Philosophy: The Formation of the Kantian Positionp. 69
Systematic Inclusion of Africa and Asia under Absolute Idealism: Friedrich Ast's and Thaddä Anselm Rixner's Histories of Philosophyp. 97
Absolute Idealism Reverts to the Kantian Position: Hegel's Exclusion of Africa and Asiap. 113
The Comparative History of Philosophy in August Tholuck's Polemic against Hegelp. 133
Conclusionp. 149
Notesp. 153
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 221
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