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Σάββατο, 4 Νοεμβρίου 2017

Pluriversity






Από ένα εξαιρετικό άρθρο!!!:

"Boaventura de Sousa or Enrique Dussel for instance make it clear that knowledge can only be thought of as universal if it is by definition pluriversal.

They have also made it clear that at the end of the decolonizing process, we will no longer have a university. We will have a pluriversity.

What is a pluriversity?

A pluriversity is not merely the extension throughout the world of a Eurocentric model presumed to be universal and now being reproduced almost everywhere thanks to commercial internationalism.

By pluriversity, many understand a process of knowledge production that is open to epistemic diversity.

It is a process that does not necessarily abandon the notion of universal knowledge for humanity, but which embraces it via a horizontal strategy of openness to dialogue among different epistemic traditions.

To decolonize the university is therefore to reform it with the aim of creating a less provincial and more open critical cosmopolitan pluriversalism - a task that involves the radical re-founding of our ways of thinking and a transcendence of our disciplinary divisions.

The problem of course is whether the university is reformable or whether it is too late."






Achille Mbembe, "Decolonizing Knowledge and the Question of the Archive:

http://wiser.wits.ac.za/system/files/Achille%20Mbembe%20-%20Decolonizing%20Knowledge%20and%20the%20Question%20of%20the%20Archive.pdf



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