A Companion to African Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

A Companion to African Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

By: Kwasi Wiredu (editor)Hardback

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This volume of newly commissioned essays provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages. * Offers a distinctive historical treatment of African philosophy. * Covers all the main branches of philosophy as addressed in the African tradition. * Includes accounts of pre--colonial African philosophy and contemporary political thought.

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Kwasi Wiredu is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida. His books include Philosophy and An African Culture (1981).


Part I: Introduction:. African Philosophy In Our Time. Part II. History:. 1. Egypt: The Ancient History Of African Philosophy: Theophile Obenga, San Francisco State University. 2. African Philosophers In The Greco--Roman Era: D. A. Masolo, University Of Louisville, Kentucky. 3. Pre--Colonial African Philosophy In Arabic: Souleymane Bachir Diagne, University Of Dakar And Northwestern University, Chicago. 4. Some Nineteenth Century African Political Thinkers: Pieter Boele Van Hensbroek, University Of Groningen, The Netherlands. 5. Africana Philosophy: Origins And Prospects: Lucius Outlaw, Vanderbilt. 6. Contemporary Anglophone African Philosophy: A Survey: Barry Hallen, Harvard And Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. 7. Philosophy In South Africa Under And After Apartheid: Percy More, University Of Durban--Westville, South Africa. 8. Philosophy In North Africa: Mourad Wahba, Ain Shams University, Cairo. 9. The Light And The Shadow: Zera Yacob And Walda Heywat: Two Ethiopian Philosophers Of The 17th Century:. Claude Sumner, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. 10. Zara Yacob And Traditional Ethiopian Philosophy: Teodros Kiros, Dubois Institute, Harvard. 11. Wilhelm Anton Amo: 1703--1758: W. E. Abraham, University Of California, Santa Cruz. 12. Amo's Critique Of Descartes' Philosophy Of Mind: Kwasi Wiredu, University Of South Florida, Tampa. 13. Albert Luthuli, Steve Biko And Nelson Mandela: The Philosophical Basis Of Their Thought And Practice: Mabogo P. More, University Of Durban--Westville, South Africa. 14. Franz Fanon: 1925--1961: Teodros Kiros, Dubois Institute, Harvard. 15. Theory And The Actuality Of Existence: Fanon And Cabral: Tsenay Serequeberhan. 16. Alexis Kagame 1912 --1981: Life And Thought: Liboire Kagabo, University Of Burundi. 17. Post--Independence African Political Philosophy: Olufemi Taiwo, University Of Washington, Seattle. Part III: Methodological Issues:. 18. Some Methodological Controversies In African Philosophy: A. G. Bello, University Of Ibadan, Nigeria. 19. Sage Philosophy: Its Methodology, Results, Significance And Future: Kibuji M. Kalumba, Ball State University, Indiana. Part IV: Logic, Epistemology And Metapysics:. 20. Logic In The Acholi Language: Victor Ocaya, University Of Botswana. 21. Yoruba Moral Epistemology: Barry Hallen, Morehouse College. 22. Ifa: An Account Of A Divination System And Some Concluding Epistemological Questions: Olufemi Taiwo, Seattle University, Washington. 23. Toward A Theory Of Destiny: Segun Gbadegesin, Howard University, Washington D.C. 24. On The Normative Conception Of A Person: Ifeanyi Menkiti, Wellesley College, Ma. 25. Concepts Of A Person In Africa: A Critical Survey: Didier Kaphagawani, Chancellor College, Malawi. 26. Quasi--Materialism: A Contemporary African Philosophy Of Mind: Safro Kwame, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. Part V: The Philosophy Of Religion:. 27. Religion In African Culture: Some Conceptual Issues: Olusegun Oladipo, University Of Ibadan, Nigeria. 28. Okot Pa biteka s Critique Of Western Scholarship On African Religion: Samuel O. Imbo, Hamline University, Minnesota. 29. Islam In Africa: Examining The Notion Of An African Identity Within The Islamic World: Souleymane Bachir Diagne, University Of Dakar, And Northwestern University, Chicago. Part VI: Ethics And Aesthetics:. 30. Some African Reflections On Biomedical And Environmental Ethics: Banyuy Tangwa, University Of Cameroon. 31. Ethics And Morality In Yoruba Culture: John Bewaji, University Of West Indies. 32. Aesthetic Inquiry And The Music Of Africa: Kofi Agawu, Yale. 33. Art And Community: A Social Conception Of Beauty And Individuality: Nkiru Nzegwu, University Of New York, Binghamton. 34. The Many--Layered Aesthetics Of African Art: Ajume Wingo, University Of Massachusetts. Part VII: Politics:. 35. Government By Consensus: Analysis Of A Traditional Democracy: Wamala, Makerere University, Uganda. 36. Democracy, Kingship And Consensus: A South African Perspective: Joe Teffo, University Of The North, South Africa. 37. Fellowship Associations As Foundation Of Social Democracy In Africa: Ajume Wingo, University Of Massachusetts. 38. Economic Globalism, Deliberative Democracy And The State In Africa: George Carew. 39. Nationalism, Ethnicity And Violence: Ali Mazrui, University Of New York, Binghamton. 40. African Communalism And Western Communitarianism: A Comparison: Dismas Masolo, University Of Kentucky. 41. Human Rights In The African Context: Francis M. Deng, Brookings Institution Washington D.C. 42. The Politics Of Memory And Forgetting After Apartheid: Pieter Duvenage, University Of The North, South Africa. 43. The Question Of An African Jurisprudence: Some Hermeneutic Reflections: John Murungi, Towson State University. Part VIII: Special Topics:. 44. Knowledge As A Development Issue: Paulin Hountondji, University Of Benin. 45. African Philosophy And African Literature: Kwame Appiah, Harvard. 46. Philosophy And Literature In Francophone Africa: Jean Godefroy Bidima, Paris, Translated By Nicholas De Warren, Wellesley College, Massachusetts. 47. Feminism And Africa: Impact And Limits Of The Metaphysics Of Gender: Nkiru Nzegwu, University Of New York, Binghamton. Index

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  • publication date: 17/11/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780631207511
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9780631207511
  • weight: 1194
  • ISBN10: 0631207511

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