On Monday March 27, 2023 the BBS Decolonisation Project, University of Birmingham and the Decolonial Internation Network (DIN) Foundation have organized a dialogue between Sandew Hira, DIN secretary and Dr. Paul Webster, whose interests are in Marxist Philosophy and Ethics.
Sandew in his latest book titled Decolonizing The Mind – A guide to decolonial theory and practice argues that the decolonial theory should be regarded as a comprehensive, coherent and integral theoretical framework much as Liberalism and Marxism, two major schools of philosophies from the European Enlightenment. While Liberalism has developed as the theoretical foundation of the rulers of the colonial world civilization, Marxism developed as a philosophy of liberation for many social movements in the Global South, although it is rooted in the European Enlightenment. With the fall of the West and the rise of the Rest, and with the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Soviet bloc a new theoretical framework has arisen in the past decades under the label of Decolonial Theory which is a critique of the European Enlightenment as a whole.<BR>
How does this new framework relate to Marxism? Are there similarities, differences, agreements or disagreements? Join us in the exploration.
Click here for the text of Webster and here for his powerpoint.
Click here for the powerpoint of Hira.