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MAORI THINKING WITH A DEAD WHITE MALE: PHILOSOPHIZING IN THE REALM OF NOVALIS
MAORI THINKING WITH A DEAD WHITE MALE: PHILOSOPHIZING IN THE REALM OF NOVALIS

Author(s): Carl Mika
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: Novalis; Maori postcolonialism; metaphysical philosophy

Summary/Abstract: In this paper I shall discuss my experiences of referring to Novalis in the context of Maori postcolonialism and metaphysical philosophy. As with other methods of research, from a Maori perspective one always alights on and then carries the effects of the philosopher that stands behind the method, whether the philosopher is silent or explicit. This important onto-epistemological interaction, in a general sense, acknowledges for the indigenous person that one is always ‘within’ the world and not detached from it. The maligned dead white male hence unavoid- ably becomes the highly constructive, living impulse behind what is to become fresh and innovative indigenous thinking.

  • Issue Year: 2/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 23-29
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English