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Understanding African Philosophy: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues / Edition 1

Understanding African Philosophy: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues / Edition 1

by Richard H. Bell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415939372

ISBN-13: 9780415939379

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415939379
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Series:
Philosophy and the Human Situation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Understanding Another Culture
Understanding Others and Ourselves
A Procedure from an Aesthetic Point of View
"Found in Translation"
2. Foundations of Modern African Philosophy
Ethnophilosophy and the "Negritude" Movement
Critical, Scientific Philosophy
Sage Philosophy
3. Liberation and Postcolonial African Philosophy
African Humanism and Socialism
Postcolonial African Thought
The Question of "Race"
4. African Moral Philosophy I: Community and Justice
Persons, Individualism, and Communalism
Suffering and Injustice
Poverty and Human Development
5. African Moral Philosophy II: Truth and Reconciliation
Linking Communalism, Ubuntu, and "Restorative Justice"
Understanding the Grammar of Justice after Apartheid
"Not All Storytelling Heals": Criticisms of the TRC Process
Justice and Political Transformation
6. Narrative in African Philosophy: Orality and Icons
The Philosophical Significance of Oral Narratives
Rational Dialogue, Democracy, and the Village Palaver
Finding Pictures and Fictitious Narratives "Surprising"
Iconic Forms and the Aesthetic Consciousness Revisted
7. Some Concluding Remarks
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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