Afro-Caribbean philosophy

in standard format 12 point font Times New Roman. You must answer questions (1)-(2) below, accurately and thoroughly, to earn full points (take these questions as an entry point into the issue and as an outline to logically organize your paper into digestable paragraph chunks). Your paper will focus on answering the following questions raised in the field of Afro-Caribbean philosophy: What, if anything, is necessary for effective Afro-Caribbean resistance to racial colonialism? You must clearly, accurately and thoroughly answer this from the perspectives of the following 7 Afro-Caribbean philosophers presented in Paget Henry’s book Caliban’s Reason: C.L.R. James, Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, Marcus Garvey, Walter Rodney, Paul Gilroy and Paget Henry. In order to answer question 1 you must explain what racial colonialism is by discussing the 3 problems that emerge from it–(1)the problem of unity, (2)the contextual problems and (3) the problems of praxis. After you lay out these 3 problems that constitute the problem of racial colonialism then explain how each of these Afro-Caribbean philosophers try to resist the problem of racial colonialism. What is one objection Paget Henry could raise against any one of the thinkers mentioned in question 1?(i.e. throughout the book Henry raises many criticisms of each philosopher just pick 1). After you explain the objection in a paragraph then in a distinct paragraph you will offer a response by the philosopher to whom the objection is directed. Then you will answer the following question: Do you think philosopher X diminished the force of the objection? Explain why or why not. No work cited page is needed because you are only using the readings required for our class. Do not integrate extra reading sources. I already did the research for you by giving you a variety of required readings for our class from a diversity of perspectives. When you quote use in text parenthetical citation (i.e. “the category of knowledge.”(Henry, 28)) If you quote from the readings please use parenthetical citations (i.e. “Victims are always produced…”(Henry, 221)). DO NOT include a bibliography page. Please DO NOT read extra articles. Assessing your ability to analyze multiple texts closely is primary. The paper will be due Monday December 14, 2020 at 5 pm to be uploaded on Isidore. It is worth 100 points.10 points are taken off per day late. Good luck! Rubric Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing your paper. Assessment of your paper will be in accord with the following rubric: 1) Introduction Central Idea and Thesis: The first paragraph should grab the reader’s attention. The central idea and thesis (i.e. what you will ultimately argue—for example, “I argue that Smith has not effectively diminished the force of the objection because…”) are evident. The overall structure of the paper is clear and succinct. Show the reader why the topic matters. 2) Organization: The paper should have a series of distinct paragraphs where one main idea follows another in a logical sequence with clear transitions. 3) Understanding of Text: The essay should clearly lay out the main argument of the author you are reading. Demonstrate a clear grasp of a difficult concept with a good example. 4) Critical Evaluation of the Text: The essay should identify the objection you chose to present in a clear and accurate fashion. The response to the objection should also be clear, focused and accurate. 5) Mechanics: Try to have few, if any, spelling, punctuation, organization, grammar or usage errors. Additional resources for assignment (1)Introduction (pg.1) (2)Accurately identify and clearly explain in 3 paragraphs, the 3 problems that constitute the problem of racial colonialism (i.e. the problem of unity, the contextual problems and the problem of praxis) (about 2-3 pgs.) (3)Explain some of the key parts of each philosopher’s theory(you have to provide a snapshot of 7 philosophers) In your snapshot make sure you explicitly show how they offer solutions to a specific problem (i.e. the problem of unity, the contextual problems or the problem of praxis) (about 4 pgs.) (4)Identify only 1 objection Paget Henry raises against any 1 of the 7 philosophers (a solid paragraph ½ a pg or so)(For example Henry raises the objection against CLR James that his theory is limited because….) (5)Offer a response to the objection from the perspective of the philosopher chosen (a solid paragraph ½ a pg or so)(For example CLR James can respond to the objection by saying…..) (6)You make a judgement on whether you think the philosopher has effectively diminished the force of the objection you chose to identify in (4) (a solid paragraph, ½ a pg or so)(For example, I think CLR James did effectively diminish the force of the objection for three reasons. First,…..Second,…..Third,…..) Think of this exercise as doing a work of art. It is like putting together pieces of puzzle—each part has its plabcqce and fits into a whole coherent picture.

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