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This considerably revised second edition of Philosopy from Africa presents the current philosophical debate in Africa to a diverse, multicultural world. Its major themes include decolonization, Afro-centrism vs. Euro-centrism, the struggle for cultural freedoms on the continent, and the historic role of Black Consciousness in the liberation struggle. Writers and thinkers, Steve Biko, Kwasi Wiredu, Abiola Irele, Mogobe Ramose, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o and Wole Soyinka, among others, explore the debate surrounding: restitution and reconciliation in the post-colonial milieu, pressures on the tradition of Philosophy in the modern world, the reconstitution of the African self, the conflict between African and Westwern epistemological paradigms, justice and globalization, and the continuity of religion and metaphysics in African thought. Africa is reconstituting its post-colonial character; much of its moral, political, and social thought is concerned with the turbulent process of embracing its modern identity while protecting its ancient cultures. Reflecting this process, this new edition of Philosophy from Africa also addresses provocative ideas about gender and race in Africa. When was the African woman 'invented'? What is the political morality of race? Africa's place in the global context, and the much publisized 'African Renaissance', are put under the prism of critical analysis. These pressing and increasingly urgent issues are eloquently addressed in a fascinating interplay of voices from both Africa and the West. Philosophy from Africa is the perfect guide to the fascinating world of African thought.
|Keywords||Philosophy, African Discourses on Africa Trends in African Philosophy Metaphysical thinking in Africa Epistemology and the tradition in Africa Morality in African thought Race and gender in Africa Justice and restitution in African political thought Africa in the global context|
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