Answer to Question #224281 in Law for Refilwe

Question #224281
What were the reasons outlined in ramose essay the struggle for reasons and Who was thought rational and why
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2021-08-16T09:54:02-0400

For centuries, African discourses have been dominated by non-Africans (Ramose 2002: 1). Philosophy

was largely dominated by the West and so seemed by definition Eurocentric. This has led to African

scholars challenging the Eurocentrism of Philosophy, and Ramose’s article is no different. In his

essay, Ramose questions the commonly held view by the colonisers that only rationality is the

distinguishing factor of humans. Ramose locates this arrogance and the prejudices of Western

thought in what he termed “the struggle for reason in Africa.” In this work, which attempts to

debunk philosophical racism, Ramose traces the problem back to its colonial roots, and Eurocentric

superiority


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