DQ1 What role does justice play in post-colonial philosophy? Why was an education in philosophy important for post-colonial thinkers? How did financial considerations and the international market affect the precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial world's experiences with justice and injustice? Post-colonial philosophy came about as a defense to the fact that some groups of people were denied the proper social rights, and the need to educate people about injustice. Post colonial thinkers believed that studying philosophy was important in the pursuit of justice because they felt that a direct appeals approach brought about little change. Through philosophical education, post-colonial thinkers were able to become aware of their country's problems and injustices. Philosophical education promoted the self-awareness and consciousness-raising necessary to overcome colonialism and promote true justice. Because some countries are unable to provide the proper education, many people still remain
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2011 for the course PHI 150 taught by Professor Robertvaughan during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.