A Scriptural Sculpture of Knowledges
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: African Books Collective
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Title Page, Copyright Page
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I started to write this book neither as someone who has been silenced, nor as someone who is mute. I started to write this book as someone whose voice is often lost in the thoughts moulding the audible voices, those which supposedly articulate more clearly what I have to say. ...
Chapter 1 - (In) Security and Knowledge Creation
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The term security changes through time. McSweeney (1999:14-15) notes that etymologically the noun “security” has evolved from a positive, comforting term to a negative one. From being a psychological condition of the care-free into which we are easily lulled—“mortals chiefest enemy” as the three witches describe it in Macbeth ...
Chapter 2 - Creativity and Recognition
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Montesquieu (1976:157) stresses the links between, ideas, ideas and people, emotions and ideas, biology and aesthetic when he argues that: “All ideas are linked to one another, and they are link to ourselves. If it were known in how many ways a sentiment is held in place within a man’s brain, ...
Chapter 3 - Space and Postcoloniality
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The common ground21 20th century scientific approaches to the question of society and space has been that the form of the environment is the by-product of social processes meaning that the space has no existence in its own and that there is no question of space having laws in of its own (Hillier, 2008:221). ...
Chapter 4 - Science and Knowing
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Animals and humans have only two main mechanisms for adapting to their environment, the first one is biological evolution and the second one is learning (Kandel and Mack, 2003:273).In matters of learning, it is important to note that scientific reasoning differs from heuristics. ...
Chapter 5 - Human and Environmental Cognition
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To think globally refers to seeing the world as a knowable entity, namely a single interconnected whole that lacks in a sense a secure stasis of maps, parlour globes, or pre-Darwinian cosmologies (Edward, 2010b:2-3). For Schneider (2009:3) global changes (e.g. growing number of people using technology or increase in the per capital level of consumption) ...
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Publication Year: 2013