1st Edition

Caliban's Reason
Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy

ISBN 9780415926461
Published March 7, 2000 by Routledge
318 Pages

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Book Description

Paget introduces the general reader to Afro-Caribbean philosophy in this ground-breaking work. Since Afro-Caribbean thought is inherently hybrid in nature, he traces the roots of this discourse in traditional African thought and in the Christian and Enlightenment traditions of Western Europe.



Paget Henry is Professor of Africana Studies and Sociology at Brown University. He is author of Peripheral Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Antigua (1985) and co- editor of Newer Caribbean: Decolonization, Democracy and Development (1983) and C.L.R. James' Caribbean (1992).


"...this volume is a cutting-edge contribution to the debate on African ethnophilosophy." -- Choice
"Paget Henry refines the intellectual life of the Caribbean like an alchemist [which results] in a high level of sophistication and reflexivity. The result is both a revealing work of intellectual history, and a new impetus in philosophy." -- Randall Collins, author of The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change
"...will provoke lively discussion and stimulate a healthy debate about the process and content of Caribbean creolization and philosophy." -- Roberto Marquez, William R. Kenan Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Mount Holyoke College
"...this volume is a cutting-edge contribution to the debate on African enthophilosophy." -- T.L. Lott, San Jose State University