Aztec Philosophy: Understanding a World in Motion

2014.10.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Maffie, Aztec Philosophy: Understanding a World in Motion, University Press of Colorado, 2014, 512pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.10.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Maffie, Aztec Philosophy: Understanding a World in Motion, University Press of Colorado, 2014, 512pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781607322221. Reviewed by Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr., University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States, University of California, Riverside In this comprehensive study, James Maffie offers much more than an introduction to Aztec philosophy. For the reader unfamiliar with the Náhuatl-speaking people of the Central Valley of Mexico, whose capital Tenochtitlan was conquered by Hernán Cortés in 1521, Aztec Philosophy offers a close examination of Nahua life, thought, and culture; for the anthropologist and Mesoamericanist, it offers a philosophical lens through which to examine and evaluate standard interpretations of Aztec life and society; for the student of philosophy, it reconstructs a systematic and coherent worldview and provides enough material to pursue. . .

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