Maori thinking with a dead white male: Philosophizing in the realm of Novalis
Mika, C. T. H. (2014). Maori thinking with a dead white male: Philosophizing in the realm of Novalis. Knowledge Cultures, 2(1), 23–39.
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In this paper I shall discuss my experiences of referring to Novalis in the context of Maori postcolonialism and metaphysical philosophy. As with other methods of research, from a Maori perspective one always alights on and then carries the effects of the philosopher that stands behind the method, whether the philosopher is silent or explicit. This important onto-epistemological interaction, in a general sense, acknowledges for the indigenous person that one is always ‘within’ the world and not detached from it. The maligned dead white male hence unavoidably becomes the highly constructive, living impulse behind what is to become fresh and innovative indigenous thinking.
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