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By James Maffie

In Aztec Philosophy, James Maffie indicates the Aztecs complex a hugely refined and internally coherent systematic philosophy precious of attention along different philosophies from round the world. Bringing jointly the fields of comparative global philosophy and Mesoamerican reviews, Maffie excavates the tremendously philosophical features of Aztec thought.

 

Aztec Philosophy makes a speciality of the methods Aztec metaphysics—the Aztecs’ knowing of the character, constitution and structure of reality—underpinned Aztec puzzling over knowledge, ethics, politics, and aesthetics, and served as a backdrop for Aztec non secular practices in addition to daily actions reminiscent of weaving, farming, and war. Aztec metaphysicians conceived fact and cosmos as a grand, ongoing strategy of weaving—theirs was once a global in movement. Drawing upon linguistic, ethnohistorical, archaeological, old, and modern ethnographic facts, Maffie argues that Aztec metaphysics maintained a processive, transformational, and non-hierarchical view of truth, time, and life besides a pantheistic theology. 

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

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