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Introduction to Africana Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0521675464

ISBN-13: 9780521675468

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lewis R. Gordon

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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…    
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Introduction: Africana philosophy in context
Africana philosophy as a modern philosophy
Classic eighteenth- and nineteenth-century foundations
Anton Wilhelm Amo
Quobna Ottobah Cugoano
From David Walker's Appeal to the founding of the American Negro Academy
Two Caribbean men of letters: Antenor Firmin and George Wilmot Blyden
From New World to new worlds
Three pillars of African-American philosophy
Anna Julia Cooper and the problem of value
W. E. B. Du Bois and the problem of double consciousness
Fanon's critique of failed dialectics of recognition
Africana philosophical movements in the United States and Britain
Prophetic and other recent forms of African-American pragmatism
Black feminist and womanist thought
Afrocentrism and Afrocentricity
African-American analytical philosophy
African-American and Afro-British European continental philosophy
Cedric Robinson's anthropology of Marxism
African-American existential philosophy, phenomenology, and their influence
Afro-Caribbean philosophy
African philosophy
African humanism
The theme of invention in recent African philosophy
African critiques of invention
Recent African political thought
Guide to further reading