tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post2171079468652308216..comments2014-08-11T23:59:25.318+01:00Comments on naijablog: Hegel on AfricaJeremynoreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-17197424082650061652010-01-18T21:51:13.674+01:002010-01-18T21:51:13.674+01:00Me, I can happily do without Sarte and his negativ...Me, I can happily do without Sarte and his negative ontology. Now, Nietzsche, I cannot do without. When I think of the violence of being and existence, Nietzsche returns me to us to the fundamentals - the body. Not just any body, but the body in dance... Hegel can stay and I am glad he too exists 'cause he helped us to really understand the power dynamics between the MAster and the slave. Jeremy, I know you know Hegel better than what you are presenting. Yes, yes he declare that Africans have no history, but who cares. Are we proving him wrong? What history are we producing now?menoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-10751099381848469862010-01-18T15:26:58.839+01:002010-01-18T15:26:58.839+01:00Nice piece Jeremy. But then, there would be no sar...Nice piece Jeremy. But then, there would be no sartre, nietzsche or western phil without hegel. Can you live with that? Tongue-in-cheek. but, seriously, some of the points you make reminds me of the conrad-achebe wahala--the whole western thought and its racist beginnings/sensibilities complaints. The thing is that it gets old and there is something uninteresting about complaining, but more so about complaining that someone else's archive, within which you yourself is comfortable entrenched is racist. For me o, Hegel, western phil are frankly fascinating and smart. I am more interested in how i can engage it on all grounds in relation to African lit for instance. The racism part, like achebe and conrad's saga, bores me.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com