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afrikanrebel06
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« on: January 01, 2009, 07:30:44 PM »

Afrocentric vs. Eurocentric Worldviews

The Afrocentric, or African-centered, worldview is very different from the Eurocentric, or Europe-centered, worldview. Afrocentrism is centered around the beliefs that:

  # The highest value of life lies in the interpersonal relationships between men;
  # One gains knowledge through symbolic imagery and rhythm;
  # One should live in harmony with nature;
  # There is a oneness between humans and nature;
  # The survival of the group holds the utmost importance;
  # Men should appropriately utilize the materials around them;
  # One's self is complementary to others;
  # Change occurs in a natural, evolutionary cycle;
  # Spirituality and inner divinities hold the most significance;
  # There are a plethora of deities to worship;
  # Cooperation, collective responsibility, and interdependence are the key values to which all should strive to achieve;
  # All men are considered to: be equal, share a common bond, and be a part of the group;
  # The Afrocentric worldview is a circular one, in which all events are tied together with one another.

The Eurocentric worldview is centered around the beliefs that:

    * The highest value of life lies in the object, or in the acquisition of the object;
    * One gains knowledge through counting and measuring;
    * One should control and dominate nature;
    * There is a dichotomy, or separateness, between nature and humans;
    * The survival of the fittest holds the utmost importance;
    * Men should have an unlimited exploitation of the materials around them;
    * One's self is distinct from others;
    * Change occurs to meet the immediate objectives, and is quite arbitrary;
    * A distant, impersonal god holds the most significance;
    * There is only one supreme deity to worship;
    * Competition, independence, separateness, and individual rights are the key values to which all should strive to achieve;
    * All men are considered to be individualistic, unique, and different;
    * The Eurocentric worldview is a linear one, in which all events are separate and there is no togetherness.

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gnata
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 06:31:51 PM »

Afrocentric vs. Eurocentric Worldviews

The Afrocentric, or African-centered, worldview is very different from the Eurocentric, or Europe-centered, worldview. Afrocentrism is centered around the beliefs that:

  # The highest value of life lies in the interpersonal relationships between men;
  # One gains knowledge through symbolic imagery and rhythm;
  # One should live in harmony with nature;
  # There is a oneness between humans and nature;
  # The survival of the group holds the utmost importance;
  # Men should appropriately utilize the materials around them;
  # One's self is complementary to others;
  # Change occurs in a natural, evolutionary cycle;
  # Spirituality and inner divinities hold the most significance;
  # There are a plethora of deities to worship;
  # Cooperation, collective responsibility, and interdependence are the key values to which all should strive to achieve;
  # All men are considered to: be equal, share a common bond, and be a part of the group;
  # The Afrocentric worldview is a circular one, in which all events are tied together with one another.

The Eurocentric worldview is centered around the beliefs that:

    * The highest value of life lies in the object, or in the acquisition of the object;
    * One gains knowledge through counting and measuring;
    * One should control and dominate nature;
    * There is a dichotomy, or separateness, between nature and humans;
    * The survival of the fittest holds the utmost importance;
    * Men should have an unlimited exploitation of the materials around them;
    * One's self is distinct from others;
    * Change occurs to meet the immediate objectives, and is quite arbitrary;
    * A distant, impersonal god holds the most significance;
    * There is only one supreme deity to worship;
    * Competition, independence, separateness, and individual rights are the key values to which all should strive to achieve;
    * All men are considered to be individualistic, unique, and different;
    * The Eurocentric worldview is a linear one, in which all events are separate and there is no togetherness.

Hi , well most of the Egyptian sacred science ( geometry , calculus ect... ) started with what youc called afrocentric values but get applyed with what you called Eurocentric some eurocentric values .
for instance : In ancient egypt :
-One gain knowledge through symbolic imagery rythm , but... One gains knowledge through counting and measuring , too .
-One should live in harmony with nature; but in the same time make sure that this nature can sustain for his food, his welfare ect...
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