PATHOLOGY OF EUROCENTRISM: THE BURDEN AND RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING BLACKISBN: 0865437556
Tracing the philosophical roots of this pathology to the metaphysics of Plato, which was the first explicit attempt to mark a clear distinction between "superior" and "inferior" forms of reality, the author illustrates how ressentiment manifested its pathological roots in hardened ideology and practice of white racism over time.
Finally, Ephraim argues that the burden and responsibility of being black in this Eurocentrically conceived world consist, in part, in unlearning the lessons of black inferiority, in attaining self-knowledge by way of coming to terms with the true history of Africa and Africans and in teaching this history to the non-black world, which has to a large extent been infected by the illusion of a universal European value paradigm.
- Publisher : Africa World Pr (February 1, 2003)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 468 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0865437556
- ISBN-13 : 978-0865437555
- Item Weight : 1.44 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches