Author : Leonard Nathan ISBN : 0674689704 File Size : 87.50 MB Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi Download : 807 Read : 640
writing The Captive Mind. Indeed, the very title seems to have been taken from
one of Weil's last essays, "Human Personality" (published posthumously in 1950)
. In this essay Weil maintains that there is something sacred at the center of even'
human being — and this sacred center is not the personality, that combination of
attitudes and habits produced by historical circumstances. No, it is divine spark, ...
Author : Partha Nath Mukherji ISBN : 9780761932154 File Size : 32.20 MB Format : PDF, ePub, Docs Download : 497 Read : 229
As far as possible the works of non- captive scholars should be disseminated in
the campuses. To start with, a conference on the captive mind could be initiated.
But all this would be of no avail if those who are responsible for planning and
organising are themselves captive or captors. This brings us to the counterpart of
the captive mindthe captor mind. Who and what is the captor mind? The captor
mind is ...
Author : S. Nair-Venugopal ISBN : 9781137009289 File Size : 23.91 MB Format : PDF, ePub, Docs Download : 266 Read : 618
other. Before we deliberate on colonial knowledge, let us delve into what Syed
Hussein means by the 'captive mind'. To Syed Hussein Alatas, the captive mind is
a victim of Orientalism and Eurocentricism – hence the mode of knowing termed
as colonial knowledge. It is characterized by a way of thinking that is dominated
by Western thought in an imitative and uncritical manner. Uncritical imitation
Author : Dustin J. Byrd ISBN : 9789004353732 File Size : 52.97 MB Format : PDF, Docs Download : 162 Read : 1301
referred to the 'wholesale importation of ideas from the western world to eastern
societies,' ignoring their socio-historical context as a primary problem of
colonialism.47 Some of the characteristics of a captive mind includes the non-
creativity and incapability of 'raising original problems,' incapability of conceiving '
analytical method independent of current stereotypes'; incapability of 'separating