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POST-COLONIAL THEORY PART TWO:  FRANTZ FANON Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth Since the voyages of  Columbus, Europeans sought out the territories of the Other, claimed the dark skinned people for slaves, and exploited the resources of those alien...

Jean-Paul Sartre and Existentialism

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Jacques Lacan: Historical Context

JACQUES-MARIE ÉMILE LACAN (1901 – 1981) PART ONE: HISTORICAL CONTEXT Among the most important philosophers of the post-war period was Jacques Lacan who lectured to a number of future Postmodern thinkers, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, Julia Kristeva,...
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