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Kant’s ‘raw man’ and the miming of primitivism

Spivak’s Critique of Postcolonial Reason
by / RP 105 (Jan/Feb 2001) / Article

In the first part of A Critique of Postcolonial Reason, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak traces the necessity for and foreclosure of what she calls the ʻNative Informantʼ in inaugurating ʻthe name of Manʼ in those key texts of German philosophy (Kant, Hegel, Marx) which were to found the ethical, political subject of European Enlightenment. The Native …