An Introduction to Africana Philosophy / Edition 1

An Introduction to Africana Philosophy / Edition 1

by Lewis R. Gordon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521675464

ISBN-13: 9780521675468

Pub. Date: 06/02/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this undergraduate textbook Lewis R. Gordon offers the first comprehensive treatment of Africana philosophy, beginning with the emergence of an Africana (i.e. African diasporic) consciousness in the Afro-Arabic world of the Middle Ages. He argues that much of modern thought emerged out of early conflicts between Islam and Christianity that culminated in the

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In this undergraduate textbook Lewis R. Gordon offers the first comprehensive treatment of Africana philosophy, beginning with the emergence of an Africana (i.e. African diasporic) consciousness in the Afro-Arabic world of the Middle Ages. He argues that much of modern thought emerged out of early conflicts between Islam and Christianity that culminated in the expulsion of the Moors from the Iberian Peninsula, and from the subsequent expansion of racism, enslavement, and colonialism which in their turn stimulated reflections on reason, liberation, and the meaning of being human. His book takes the student reader on a journey from Africa through Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean, and back to Africa, as he explores the challenges posed to our understanding of knowledge and freedom today, and the response to them which can be found within Africana philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521675468
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/02/2008
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Africana philosophy in context; Part I. Groundings: 1. Africana philosophy as a modern philosophy; 2. Classic eighteenth- and nineteenth-century foundations; Part II. From New World to New Worlds: 3. Three pillars of African-American philosophy; 4. Africana philosophical movements in the United States, Canada, and Britain; 5. Afro-Caribbean philosophy; 6. African philosophy; Conclusion.

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