Haitian/Vilokan Idealism, Lakouism, and the Vodou Ethic and the Spirit of Communism

Paul C. Mocombe

Abstract


The demystification of the Vodou religion or ontology as practiced in Haiti, epistemologically reveals a form of transcendental idealism and realism, Haitian/Vilokan Idealism, which produces a hermeneutical phenomenology, materialism, and an antidialectical process to history enframed by a reciprocal justice as its normative ethics.  This work posits and concludes, that Haitian ontology, Vodou/Vilokan, gave rise to its epistemology, Haitian/Vilokan Idealism, which subsequently gave rise to the Vodou Ethic and the spirit of communism and the lakou system as its form of social and system integration, respectively.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/iss.v7i1.14750

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