A Non-Occidentalist West? Learned Ignorance and Ecology of Knowledge

@article{Santos2009ANW,
  title={A Non-Occidentalist West? Learned Ignorance and Ecology of Knowledge},
  author={B. Santos},
  journal={Theory, Culture & Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={26},
  pages={103-125}
}
  • B. Santos
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Theory, Culture & Society
In this article I argue that, in spite of the apparently unshakable hegemony of the historical, philosophical and sociological arguments invoked by the canonical history of Europe and the world to demonstrate the uniqueness of the West and its superiority, there is room to think of a non-Occidentalist West. By that I mean a vast array of conceptions, theories, arguments that, though produced in the West by recognized intellectual figures, were discarded, marginalized or ignored because they did… Expand
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