James Maffie's Aztec Philosophy: Understanding a World in Motion PDF

By James Maffie

In Aztec Philosophy, James Maffie exhibits the Aztecs complex a hugely subtle and internally coherent systematic philosophy necessary of attention along different philosophies from round the world. Bringing jointly the fields of comparative international philosophy and Mesoamerican stories, Maffie excavates the exceptionally philosophical elements of Aztec thought.

 

Aztec Philosophy makes a speciality of the methods Aztec metaphysics—the Aztecs’ figuring out of the character, constitution and structure of reality—underpinned Aztec considering knowledge, ethics, politics, and aesthetics, and served as a backdrop for Aztec spiritual practices in addition to daily actions equivalent to weaving, farming, and conflict. Aztec metaphysicians conceived truth and cosmos as a grand, ongoing technique of weaving—theirs was once a global in movement. Drawing upon linguistic, ethnohistorical, archaeological, historic, and modern ethnographic proof, Maffie argues that Aztec metaphysics maintained a processive, transformational, and non-hierarchical view of truth, time, and lifestyles besides a pantheistic theology. 

Aztec Philosophy may be of serious curiosity to Mesoamericanists, philosophers, religionists, folklorists, and Latin Americanists in addition to scholars of indigenous philosophy, faith, and paintings of the Americas.

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