Search results for 'Philosophy, African' (try it on Scholar)

1000+ found
Order:
  1. Kwasi Wiredu (1980). Philosophy and an African Culture. Cambridge University Press.
    What can philosophy contribute to African culture? What can it draw from it? Could there be a truly African philosophy that goes beyond traditional folk thought? Kwasi Wiredu tries in these essays to define and demonstrate a role for contemporary African philosophers which is distinctive but by no means parochial. He shows how they can assimilate the advances of analytical philosophy and apply them to the general social and intellectual changes associated with 'modernisation' and the transition to (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   14 citations  
  2.  78
    Kwasi Wiredu, W. E. Abraham, Abiola Irele & Ifeanyi Menkiti (eds.) (2004/2006). A Companion to African Philosophy. Blackwell Pub..
    This volume of newly commissioned essays provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages. Offers a distinctive historical treatment of African philosophy. Covers all the main branches of philosophy as addressed in the African tradition. Includes accounts of pre-colonial African philosophy and contemporary political thought.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  3.  98
    F. Ochieng'-Odhiambo (2010). Trends and Issues in African Philosophy. Peter Lang.
    Introduction -- The historical phase -- Western discourse on Africa -- Egyptology : an African response to western discourse -- Afrocentricity -- African philosophy's ethnophilosophy -- Tempels on Bantu philosophy -- African religions and philosophy -- Horton on African and western thought systems -- General critiques -- Professional approach to African philosophy -- Ethnophilosophy and professional philosophy -- The myth and reality of African philosophy -- Traditional thought and modern philosophy in africa -- On (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  4.  13
    Bruce B. Janz (2009). Philosophy in an African Place. Lexington Books.
    Introduction: Philosophy-in-place -- Tradition in the periphery -- Questioning reason -- Wisdom is actually thought -- Culture and the problem of universality -- Listening to language -- Practicality : African philosophy's debts and duties -- Locating African philosophy.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  5. B. Hallen (1986/1997). Knowledge, Belief, and Witchcraft: Analytic Experiments in African Philosophy. Stanford University Press.
    First published in 1986, Knowledge, Belief, and Witchcraft remains the only analysis of indigenous discourse about an African belief system undertaken from within the framework of Anglo-American analytical philosophy. Taking as its point of departure W. V. O. Quine's thesis about the indeterminacy of translation, the book investigates questions of Yoruba epistemology and of how knowledge is conceived in an oral culture.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   7 citations  
  6.  96
    Richard H. Bell (2002). Understanding African Philosophy: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues. Routledge.
    Understanding African Philosophy serves as a critical guide to some of the most important issues in modern African philosophy. Richard Bell introduces readers to the complexity of Africa, the legacy of colonialism, the challenges of post independence Africa, and other recent developments in African Philosophy. Chapters discuss the value of African oral and written texts for philosophy, concepts of "negritude," "African socialism," and "race," as well as current discussions in international development ethics connected to poverty (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  7. Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (ed.) (1997). Postcolonial African Philosophy: A Critical Reader. Blackwell.
    Postcolonial African Philosophy: A Critical Reader sets out a timely and powerful agenda for contemporary African, Afro-Caribbean, and African American philosophy.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   4 citations  
  8.  50
    P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.) (2003). The African Philosophy Reader: A Text with Readings. Routledge.
    The African Philosophy Reader, Second Edition , is a substantially revised and greatly enhanced collection of writings on African philosophy. Editors P.H. Coetzee and A.P.J. Roux have brought together thirty-seven philosophers, thirty-three of whom are black Africans, to present the most current philosophical discussions. Divided into eight sections, each with introductory essays, the selections offer rich and detailed insights into a diverse multinational philosophical landscape. Revealed in this pathbreaking work is the way in which traditional philosophical issues related (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  9.  18
    Tsenay Serequeberhan (1994). The Hermeneutics of African Philosophy: Horizon and Discourse. Routledge.
    Hermeneutics is a crucial but neglected perspective in African philosophy. Here, Tsenay Serequeberhan engages post-colonial African literature and the ideas of the African liberation struggle with critically-used insights from the European philosophical tradition. Continuing the work of Theophilus Okere and Okonda Okolo, this book attempts to overcome the debate between ethnophilosophy and professional philosophy, demonstrating that the promise of African philosophy lies with the critical development of the African hermeneutical perspective.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  10. Maurice Muhatia Makumba (2007). An Introduction to African Philosophy: Past and Present. Paulines Publications Africa.
    ... A Contemporary History of African Philosophy, Owerri: Amamihe Publications, 1999. PARRINDER, GEOFFREY, African Traditional Religion, London: Sheldon, ...
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  11.  32
    Innocent Asouzu (2004). The Method and Principles of Complementary Reflection in and Beyond African Philosophy. University of Calabar Press.
    Preface In his book, African Philosophy, Theophilius Okere, after arguing that the way to African philosophy is the path of hermeneutics of culture, ...
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  12.  59
    Lee M. Brown (ed.) (2004). African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
    In the last two decades the idea of African Philosophy has undergone significant change and scrutiny. Some critics have maintained that the idea of a system of philosophical thought tied to African traditions is incoherent. In African Philosophy Lee Brown has collected new essays by top scholars in the field that in various ways respond to these criticisms and defend the notion of African Philosophy. The essays address both epistemological and metaphysical issues that are specific to (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  13. Jonathan O. Chimakonam (ed.) (2014). Atuolu Omalu: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy. Upa.
    That African philosophy began with frustration and not with wonder as it is in Western tradition is a radical statement with far-reaching implications. Implications that are, as challenging as they are intellectually refreshing thus reinvigorating interest in the African discourse. As the discipline of African philosophy vitiated in the post debate disillusionment met with a new generation critical fire; methodic, technical and theoretic demands and issues unresolved in the old order surface. Old questions re-emerge with new and (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  14.  55
    P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.) (1998). The African Philosophy Reader. Routledge.
    From early sage philosophers to Senghor of Senegal and Biko of South Africa, African thinking has challenged the way we think. As we enter a new millenium, the perspectives provided in this volume offer wise and refreshing alternatives to problems of self and society, culture, aesthetics, metaphysics and religion. Out of Africa always something new, and in these pages contemporary problems of cross-cultural cognition and post-coloniality are not only addressed, but also enacted. The reader witnesses the collision and the (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  15. Souleymane Bachir Diagne (2011). African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude. Seagull Books.
    Le;opold Se;dar Senghor (1906–2001) was a Senegalese poet and philosopher who in 1960 also became the first president of the Republic of Senegal. In African Art as Philosophy , Souleymane Bachir Diagne takes a unique approach to reading Senghor’s influential works, taking as the starting point for his analysis Henri Bergson’s idea that in order to understand philosophers one must find the initial intuition from which every aspect of their work develops. In the case of Senghor, Diagne argues that (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  16.  2
    Samuel Oluoch Imbo (1998). An Introduction to African Philosophy. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    An invaluable introduction to this dynamic and growing area of study, Imbo's book synthesizes the ideas of key African philosophers into an accessible narrative. By making cross-disciplinary and transnational connections, Imbo stakes out an important place for African philosophy.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  17. M. Akin Makinde (1988). African Philosophy, Culture, and Traditional Medicine. Ohio University Center for International Studies.
    For over two centuries, Western scholars have discussed African philosophy and culture, often in disparaging, condescending terms, and always from an alien European perspective. Many Africans now share this perspective, having been trained in the western, empirical tradition. Makinde argues that, particularly in view of the costs and failings of western style culture, Africans must now mold their own modern culture by blending useful western practices with valuable indigenous African elements. Specifically, Makinde demonstrates the potential for the development (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  18.  76
    Theophilus Okere, J. Obi Oguejiofor & Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (eds.) (2005). African Philosophy and the Hermeneutics of Culture: Essays in Honour of Theophilus Okere. Distributed in North America by Transaction Publishers.
    The Series: Studies in African Philosophy is a forum for the publication and wider dissemination of researches and reflections of value on all aspects of ...
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  19.  28
    Philip Higgs (2012). African Philosophy and the Decolonisation of Education in Africa: Some Critical Reflections. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (s2):37-55.
    The liberation of Africa and its peoples from centuries of racially discriminatory colonial rule and domination has far-reaching implications for educational thought and practice. The transformation of educational discourse in Africa requires a philosophical framework that respects diversity, acknowledges lived experience and challenges the hegemony of Western forms of universal knowledge. In this article I reflect critically on whether African philosophy, as a system of African knowledge(s), can provide a useful philosophical framework for the construction of empowering knowledge (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  20.  30
    Yusef Waghid & Paul Smeyers (2012). Taking Into Account African Philosophy: An Impetus to Amend the Agenda of Philosophy of Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (s2):1-5.
    Sceptics of an Africanisation of education have often lambasted its proponents for re-inventing something that has very little, if any, role to play in contemporary African society. The contributors to this issue hold a different view and, through the papers included in this issue, arguments are proffered in defence of an Africanisation of education on the African continent, particularly through the notion of ubuntu.Since the 1960s, Africana philosophy as an instance of Africanisation has emerged as a ‘gathering’ notion (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  21.  42
    Barry Hallen (2009). A Short History of African Philosophy. Indiana University Press.
    An historical and contemporary survey of African philosophy and philosophers, with chapters organized for the most part on the basis of methodological approaches.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  22.  43
    Jennifer LIsa Vest (2009). Perverse and Necessary Dialogues in African Philosophy 1 Perverse and Necessary Dialogues in African Philosophy. Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 1 (2):1-23.
    This article examines the concerns and debates that have arisen in African philosophy over the last few decades, and asks whether it continues to be necessary for African philosophyto take on what the author calls “perverse questions” or “perverse preoccupations” with the West. The author argues that to engage and respond to questions about the intellectualcapabilities of African thinkers or the possible existence of philosophical resources in Africancultures is to respond to perverse questions. To engage in academic (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  23.  14
    M. S. C. Okolo (2007). African Literature as Political Philosophy. Zed Books.
    This book looks in particular at Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah and Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, but situates these within the broader context of developments in African literature over the past half-century, discussing writers from Ayi Kwei Armah to Wole Soyinka. M.S.C. Okolo provides a thorough analysis of the authors' differing approaches and how these emerge from the literature. Okolo argues that these authors have been profoundly affected by the political situation of Africa, but have also (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  24. Paulin J. Hountondji (1983). African Philosophy: Myth and Reality. Indiana University Press.
  25.  14
    Kai Horsthemke & Penny Enslin (2009). African Philosophy of Education: The Price of Unchallengeability. Studies in Philosophy and Education 28 (3):209-222.
  26. John S. Mbiti (1990). African Religions & Philosophy. Heinemann.
    Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in ...
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   5 citations  
  27.  17
    D. A. Masolo (1994). African Philosophy in Search of Identity. Edinburgh University Press.
    " -- Africa Today "The excellence of this book lies in the wealth of perspectives that it brings to the discussion on what constitutes philosophy, rationality, ...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  28. John S. Mbiti (1970). African Religions and Philosophy. Doubleday.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   35 citations  
  29. Segun Gbadegesin (1991). African Philosophy Traditional Yoruba Philosophy and Contemporary African Realities.
  30.  46
    Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (ed.) (1998). African Philosophy: An Anthology. Blackwell Publishers.
    The volume will be useful for all those in gender and race theory as well as cultural, post-colonial, and black studies.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  31. Olusegun Oladipo (1998). The Idea of African Philosophy: A Critical Study of the Major Orientations in Contemporary African Philosophy. Hope Publications.
  32.  51
    Barry Hallen (1995). Indeterminancy, Ethnophilosophy, Linguistic Philosophy, African Philosophy. Philosophy 70 (273):377 - 393.
    This is a paper about philosophical methodology or, better, methodologies. Most of the material that has been published to date under the rubric of African philosophy has been methodological in character. One reason for this is the conflicts that sometimes arise when philosophers in Africa attempt to reconcile their relationships with both academic philosophy and so-called African '‘traditional’ systems of thought. A further complication is that the studies of traditional African thought systems that become involved in these (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  33. Olusegun Oladipo (1996). Philosophy and the African Experience: The Contributions of Kwasi Wiredu. Hope Publications.
  34. Jim Unah (ed.) (1996). Metaphysics, Phenomenology, and African Philosophy. Hope Publications.
  35. Kwasi Wiredu & Olusegun Oladipo (1995). Conceptual Decolonization in African Philosophy Four Essays.
  36. E. A. Ruch (1984). African Philosophy: An Introduction to the Main Philosophical Trends in Contemporary Africa. Catholic Book Agency.
  37. C. S. Momoh (ed.) (1989). The Substance of African Philosophy. African Philosophy Projects' Publications.
  38. G. E. Azenabor (2002). Understanding the Problems in African Philosophy. First Academic Publishers.
  39. Kwame Gyekye (1988). The Unexamined Life: Philosophy and the African Experience. Ghana Universities Press.
  40. Chukwudum Barnabas Okolo (1987). What is African Philosophy?: A Short Introduction. C.B. Okolo.
  41. Parker English & Kibujjo M. Kalumba (1996). African Philosophy a Classical Approach.
  42. B. Abanuka (1994). A New Essay on African Philosophy. Spiritan Publications.
  43. Chukwudum Barnabas Okolo (1987/1993). African Philosophy: A Short Introduction. Cecta.
  44. Richard A. Wright (1984). African Philosophy: An Introduction. Upa.
    To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  45. B. Abanuka (2011). A History of African Philosophy. Spiritan Publications.
  46. Leo Apostel (1981). African Philosophy: Myth or Reality? Story-Scientia.
  47. Cletus N. Chukwu (2002). Introduction to Philosophy in an African Perspective. Zapf Chancery.
  48. A. O. Echekwube (1994). An Introduction to African Philosophy. Kraft Books.
  49. Benjamin Ike Ewelu (ed.) (2008). African Problems in the Light of Philosophy. Fourth Dimension Publishing Co..
  50. Benjamin Ike Ewelu (2010). Language and Thought: A Problématique in African Philosophy. Delta Publications.
1 — 50 / 1000