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Bamikole, Lawrence
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Department of language, linguistics and philosophy
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Creolisation and the search for identity in Caribbean philosophy
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Caribbean Philosophical Association Meeting : Shifting the Geography of Reason
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May 19-22, 2004
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University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados
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Abstract
The motivation for this paper stems from the dearth of systematic philosophical treatises on Caribbean Philosophy. It is true, like Paget Henry pointed out that Caribbean philosophy has been carefully embedded in the practices of non-philosophical discourses almost to the point of concealment. This paper will attempt a philosophical examination of one category, that of creolization, which has been used to interrogate the question of identity in the Caribbean space by non-philosophers. The question to be raised and to which answers will be attempted is this: To what extent can the category of creolization be used to interrogate the question of identity in Caribbean philosophy?....
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