Thursday, July 31, 2008
Menkiti, Ifeanyi. "On Rationality and the Burden of the Ijele Masquerade: a Note on Emmanuel Eze's Work." Special Issue on Eze. SYMPOSIA (2009).
There is a saying that the eye cannot see what the mind does not already know. Here, Eze is surely right in reminding us that the mind’s knowing, and consequently its seeing, is anchored in an irreducible way in the specificities of circumstance, the exigencies of experience in history. There can be no one fell swoop global perceptual act that anchors all our knowledge, or anchors all our rationality conceived with a capital R. . . . Read the rest here: http://web.mit.edu/sgrp/2008/eze/MenkitiEZE08.pdf.