Postethnophilosophy

Postethnophilosophy

by Sanya Osha
     
 
This book makes a bold announcement for the beginning of a postethnophilosophical phase in modern African thought. It re-considers the question: "What is African philosophy," and introduces a strategy for setting a broad and productive agenda for contemporary African philosophical thought.

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This book makes a bold announcement for the beginning of a postethnophilosophical phase in modern African thought. It re-considers the question: "What is African philosophy," and introduces a strategy for setting a broad and productive agenda for contemporary African philosophical thought.

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Honorable mention, New York African Sudies Association (NYASA) 2013 book award.
“Osha’s Postethno-Philosophy is a wonderful review of what has happened in African philosophy. It addresses new issues and offers new directions. It provides an appreciation of a tremendously rich history of debates … Postethno-Philosophy is a great contribution to debates about what kind of theories and issues philosophy in general, and African philosophy in particular, should address in a world not confined to neat categories of what is original. It will certainly help shift the ground upon which contemporary discourse stands.” in: Journal of Asian and African Studies 47(4), 2012
“… in a bold move – the kind that gives rise to discursive rupture and instantiates paradigm shift – Osha tries to set a broad new agenda for African philosophy. … Osha offers criticism of philosophers before him and his contemporaries too on a very high theoretical level. This results in an entirely new and highly original approach to the understanding of African philosophy. … Osha’s book provides a tool to understand African philosophy. It challenges all the authoritative positions in the domains of African philosophy and offers new ones. As such it is sure to give rise to debate beyond African continent and African philosophy.” in: Africa Insight, Vol. 41(3), December 2011

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789042033177
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Value Inquiry Book Series / Social Philosophy Series , #227
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
0.59(w) x 0.87(h) x 0.02(d)

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