Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848135574 Published August 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $125.95 ISBN: 9781848135581 Published August 2012 For sale in North and South America only

The End of Conceit

Western Rationality after Postcolonialism

Patrick Chabal

The End of Conceit

Patrick Chabal

Distributed for Zed Books

384 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848135574 Published August 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $125.95 ISBN: 9781848135581 Published August 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Preface

Introduction
- West and non-West
- Western rationality and postcolonialism
- Rationality, theory and thinking

1. The problem
- At home
- Abroad

2. Identities
- Who are we?
- Who are the 'others' ?
- Why is the West more 'advanced'?
- Why is the non-West a 'threat'?


3. Ideas
- Individual
- Society
- Freedom
- Faith
- Market
- Change

4. Interpretations
- To think is to theorise
- To theorise is to explain
- To explain is to act
- To act is to think (again)

Epilogue: Three questions
- Secularism
- Human rights
- Sovereignty

Bibliography

Index
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