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Colonialism - Colonialism and Occupation Brief history of...

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Colonialism and Occupation
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Brief history of Modern Africa Slave period: 16 th c. to late 19 th c. Colonial period: 19 th c - late 20 th c . Decolonization: 1950s-1980s Democratic Movements: Successes and Failures: 1990s-present
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Colonialism Narrow sense: the legalized, violently enforced, domination of a nation by another Eze’s sense: colonialism also includes many of the effects of this domination, esp. neo-colonialism
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African Colonialism domination of African nations by Europeans, beginning in the 15 th c. and continuing to the latter half of the 20 th c Characterized by: Transatlantic slave trade Imperial occupation Eurocentrism Racism
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Modern Philosophy and African Colonialism Eze’s thesis: Modern philosophy provides the basis and justification for colonialism Hume: natural inferiority of negroes to whites Kant: links skin color with intelligence Is this consistent with Kant’s overall moral philosophy?
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Modern Philosophy and African Colonialism, cont.
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