The Remains of the North: Liberalism, History and Legal Theory (Paperback)Adekemi Odujirin (author)
Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 14/04/2003
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This book is concerned with certain aspects of liberal analytic intellectual traditions in Africa, as seen through the eyes of a learner intellectually domiciled in 'the north' but existentially situated in 'the south.' It divides liberal analytic traditions into two: old and modern. Author Adekemi Odujirin argues that although these traditions possess much liberal valence and enormous analytic power, they rest ultimately on a historical consciousness and cognitive attitude prejudicial to 'the south.' He identifies the sources of such deleterious opinions, and contends that political and legal theory need not be a surrogate philosophy of culture, and analytic embalming of local knowledge.
Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 214 x 134 x 18 mm
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