Readings in African Philosophy: An Akan Collection

Readings in African Philosophy: An Akan Collection

By: Safro Kwame (author)Hardback

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Centered on one ethnic group, this anthology provides a comprehensive collection of essays on African philosophy. Unlike most texts in the field, this book works to address fundamental issues about life and knowledge and it covers both traditional and current areas of philosophical research such as metaphysics, epistemology, feminism, and business ethics. Contents: INTRODUCTION: African Philosophy and the Akan Society: An Introduction; African Philosophy and the Akan Society: A Correspondence; PHILOSOPHY AND TRADITIONAL AFRICAN SOCIETIES; Philosophy and Necessary Questions; Necessary Questions and African Philosophy; A Paradigm of African Society: A Comparative Study; Ethnophilosophy and its Critics: A Trialogue; METAPHYSICS; The Akan Meaning of God; On the Absence of Sensation in the Human Mind; The Concept of Mind with Particular Reference to the Language and Thought of the Akans; The Concept of a Person; LOGIC AND EPISTEMOLOGY; Philosophy, Logic, and the Akan Language; The Concept of Truth in the Akan Language; MORAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY; Society and Ideology, and Consciencism; The Political Heritage of Africa in Search of Democracy; Business Ethics and Capitalism in a Poor Country; Polygamy and the Emancipation of Women: An African Perspective; Feminism and African Philosophy.

About Author

Safro Kwame is Assistant Professor at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780819199102
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 318
  • ID: 9780819199102
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0819199109

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