This book proposes a New Enlightenment—a new way of looking at the non-Western world. Breaking new ground, the essays chart a course beyond Eurocentric discourses (which completely ignore the contributions of Asia, Africa and Latin-America) and forms of nativism (which are usually ethnocentric discourses).
Lucid and engaging, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of social theory, education, politics and public policy.
Introduction: On the New Enlightenment Part I: Reflections on History 1.Beyond Unilinear Evolutionism: Rethinking Marx’s Relevance for the Non-Western World 2. Marx at the Margins: Exiting Eurocentrism, Entering Global Revolution 3. Marxism and Islam Part II: Decolonizing Education 4.Humanism and Science 5. Education, Utopia and Ideology 6. Education and National Development 7. Aryabhata Dalit, his Philosophy of Ganita, and its Contemporary Applications Part III: Inequality and the Logic of Exclusion 8.Social Inclusion and Exclusion: The Sinti and Roma Minority in the European Union 9. Democracy in Indian Classrooms: Equalizing Educational Opportunities 10. Reimagining Reservation Part IV: Philosophy, Culture and Politics 11.KnowEthics: A Philosophical Play in Three Acts 12. Democracy and the Paranoiac Strategy of Pseudo-Threats: Knowledge, Law and Violence in Light of Benjamin's Critique of Violence 13. Education and the Formation of the Multitude.