By James Maffie
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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