A Companion to African Philosophy / Edition 1

A Companion to African Philosophy / Edition 1

by Kwasi Wiredu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631207511

ISBN-13: 9780631207511

Pub. Date: 07/15/2003

Publisher: Wiley

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631207511
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series, #8
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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Table of Contents

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 P'bitek'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.

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