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African Philosophy Reader

ISBN-10: 0415968097
ISBN-13: 9780415968096
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: This text includes readings from 37 philosophers, including 33 black Africans, and features the likes of Biko, Appiah, Wiredu and Senghor. It can be used as an introduction for students coming to African philosophy for the first time.

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Book details

List price: $57.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

This text includes readings from 37 philosophers, including 33 black Africans, and features the likes of Biko, Appiah, Wiredu and Senghor. It can be used as an introduction for students coming to African philosophy for the first time.

Preface
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgements
Copyright acknowledgements
Discourses on Africa
The Struggle For Reason in Africa
Categories of Cross-Cultural Cognition and the African Condition
On Decolonizing African Religions
Negritude: Literature and Ideology
Moving the Centre: Towards a Pluralism of Cultures
Ideology and Culture: The African Experience
The Critique of Eurocentrism and the Practice of African Philosophy
Black Consciousness and the Quest for a True Humanity
Is There an African Philosophy in Existence Today?
References
Trends in African Philosophy
The Status of Father Tempels and Ethnophilosophy in the Discourse of African Philosophy
Francophone African Philosophy
Four Trends in Current African Philosophy
An Alienated Literature
African 'Philosophy': Deconstructive and Reconstructive Challenges
Metaphysical Thinking in Africa
Themes in African Metaphysics
Eniyan: The Yoruba Concept of a Person
The Concept of Cause in African Philosophy
Metaphysics, Religion, and Yoruba Traditional Thought
Self as a Problem in African Philosophy
References
Epistemology and the Tradition in Africa
African Epistemology
The Philosophy of Ubuntu and Ubuntu as a Philosophy
The Concept of Truth in the Akan Language
Logic and Rationality
African Heritage and Contemporary Life
References
Morality in African Thought
Particularity in morality and its relations to community
The Moral Foundation of an African Culture
Person and Community in African Thought
An Akan Perspective on Human Rights
The Ethics of Ubuntu
Primacy of the Ethical Order Over the Economic Order: Reflections for an Ethical Economy
References
Race and Gender
South African Women and the Ties That Bind
Should Women Love 'Wisdom'?
Race, Culture, Identity: Misunderstood Connections
Visualizing the Body
Essence of Cultures and a Sense of History: A Feminist Critique of Cultural Essentialism
The Color of Reason: The Idea of 'Race' in Kant's Anthropology
References
Justice and Restitution in African Political Thought
Historic Titles in Law
I Conquer, Therefore I am the Sovereign: Reflections Upon Sovereignty, Constitutionalism, and Democracy in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Producing Knowledge in Africa Today
Reconciliation and Social Justice in Southern Africa: The Zimbabwe Experience

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