WHITE PHILOSOPHY IN/OF AMERICA
Philosophy occupies an important place in culture only when things seem to be falling apart – when long-held and widely cherished beliefs are threatened. At such periods, intellectuals reinterpret the past in terms of an imagined future.
Rorty, R. (2007: 73).
Keep in mind that I come from that part of the world for which the question of old and new – call it the question of a human future – is, or was, logically speaking, a matter of life and death: if the new world is not new then American does not exist, it is merely one more outpost of old oppressions.
Cavell, S. (2006: 21).
There is a widespread disenchantment with the traditional image of philosophy as a transcendental mode of inquiry . . . mindful ...