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...