Europocentryzm – technologia i ontologia kolonizacji. Kilka uwag o liberalizmie, podboju, supremacji rasowej i niewolnictwie przez pryzmat tezy o indywidualizmie posesywnym C.B. Macphersona
Eurocentrism – Technology and the Ontology of Colonization. A Glance at Liberalism, Conquest, Racial Supremacy and Slavery from the Perspective of C. B. Macpherson’s Thesis of Possessive Individualism
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This paper is an attempt to reconstruct the difficult and problematic, but yet vital and crucial, links between liberalism and eurocentrism. This relationship is considered the result of mutual self-seeking and profit-seeking with the process of colonization as historical and formational “epicenter” of european modernity. Colonization, the “expansion of Europe”, demanded an ideological background and backup which in reverse were fostered and strengthened by the opportunity of belonging to the extensive “colonial space-time”. The “Rise of the West” together with the “technologies of colonization”, refined and perfected during the era of “the long sixteenth century”, would have been inconceivable without the presence of specific “ontology” – the possessive individualism conceptualized and analyzed by C.B. Macpherson in his works on liberal (liberal-democratic) political theory.
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