January 26, 2007

Work keeps getting the way of my ability to do work.

Dussel's The Invention of the Americas: The expositions of these thinkers explain modernity by referring only to classical European and North American authors and events. My undertaking here differs from theirs, since I argue that while modernity is undoubtedly a European occurrence, it also originates in a dialectical relation with non-Europe. Modernity appears when Europe organizes the initial world-system and places itself at the center of world history over against a periphery equally constitutive of modernity. (9-10)

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