Core issues in African philosophy

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Hope Publications , Ibadan, Nigeria
Philosophy, Af
Statementedited by Olusegun Oladipo.
ContributionsOladipo, Olusegun.
LC ClassificationsB5305 .C67 2006
The Physical Object
Pagination156 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24056886M
ISBN 109788080146
ISBN 139789788080145
LC Control Number2006432564

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Issues in the definition of African philosophy / Olusegun Oladipo --The language question in African philosophy / Adeshina Afolayan --The issue of African self-definition in the contemporary world / Olusegun Oladipo --Metaphysical issues in African philosophy / Adebola B.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in. Available literature and academic practice in African philosophy since the s have largely featured discourses in the areas of origin, general meaning and nature of the discipline, with little attention given to specialized areas.

By contrast, this book examines a noticeable shifting focus from such general concerns to more specific subject Format: Hardcover. Similar books and articles. The Issue of African Self-Definition in the Contemporary World. Olusegun Oladipo - - In Core Issues in African Philosophy.

Hope Publications. Challenges of African Philosophy in the Twenty-First the book: $ new, Amazon page. By contrast, this book examines a noticeable shifting focus from such general concerns to more specific subject-matter, in such areas as epistemology, moral philosophy, metaphysics, aesthetics, and social and political philosophy in the light of the African experience.

A Short History of African Philosophy discusses major ideas, figures, and schools of thought in philosophy in the African context. While drawing out critical issues in the formation of African philosophy, Barry Hallen focuses on recent scholarship and relevant debates that have made African philosophy critical to understanding the rich and complex cultural heritage of the continent.

The present volume, Themes, Issues and Problems in African Philosophy, contributes to the discussion about the shifting focus of the discourse of philosophy in : Isaac Ukpokolo. standing African philosophy: • that as a non-African approaching African philosophy we must begin with those issues central to cross-cultural understanding itself.

Central to our thesis here is that philosophy is a product of an aesthetic consciousness and that those issues that are genuinely philosophical arise from the very pro.

African philosophy of the 16 th to 19 th century refers to the critical and systematic, rational analyses of the problematic of the African continent that took place with the range of the years to approximately. It is the theories that resulted from critically and systematically analyzing the issues that troubled the African mind within the and Author: MUOGBO MICHAEL (PURPLE ANT).

study of values rightly belongs to the discipline of philosophy. Axiology as a branch of philosophy deals with values embracing both ethics and aesthetics. This is why philosophical appraisal of African culture and values is not only apt and timely, but also appropriate.

Moreover, the centrality of the place of values in African culture asCited by: Understanding African Philosophy: A Cross-cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues (Philosophy and the Human Situation) Richard H.

Bell out of 5 stars 14/4(1). African continent.” 34 The main argument of the book is that “an African philosophy of education as a practice has three constitutive aspects: rst, to beAuthor: Kai Horsthemke. The second edition of this book is a celebration of the success that the Department of Philosophy at the University of South Africa has had with its efforts to advance the cause of African Philosophy in South Africa after the Apartheid Era.

The University of South Chapter 3 takes up issues in African metaphysics. Metaphysics concerns itself. Organized topically rather than historically, this book provides an excellent introduction to the subject of African Philosophy.

Samuel Oluoch Imbo synthesizes the ideas of key African philosophers into an accessible narrative. The author focuses on five central questions: What are the definitions of African philosophy.

Is ethno-philosophy really philosophy. The book claims that African legal philosophy exists and is intelligible in the context of African culture, just as every other legal philosophy has its cultural foundation.

What law is, how it is thought, how it is interpreted, and how it is applied takes place with thing the parameters of African culture. Philosophers in the African context address such issues as the methodologies best suited to the study of Africa's indigenous intellectual and cultural heritages, how philosophy can contribute to the understanding and solution of contemporary African social and political concerns, as well as core issues and problems of international academic philosophy.

African Worlds, Studies in the Cosmological Ideas and Social Values of African Peoples, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Gbadegesin, Segun, African Philosophy: Traditional Yoruba Philosophy and Contemporary African Realities, New York: Peter Lang.

Gyekye, Kwame, Since the independence, most African countries have adopted educational systems that are identical to those of the colonial masters, thus rejecting and denying the importance of local and indigenous culture for education (Ngara ). The goal was to.

The book, Essays in African philosophy, thought and Theology has good title, the cover is well designed and the map at the cover front page is an indication that Africa is the focal point of the book.

our core values will be safeguarded. If we should express ourselves in African language, then the problems of expressing ourselves in a. This a version of a Study Guide the UNISA Philosophy Dept has used to introduce to students since It is intended to be used with a textbook it was written for published in under Oxford University Press as Philosophy from Africa: A.

“Africana philosophy” is the name for an emergent and still developing field of ideas and idea-spaces, intellectual endeavors, discourses, and discursive networks within and beyond academic philosophy that was recognized as such by national and international organizations of professional philosophers, including the American Philosophical Association, starting in the s.

This text includes 25 readings from African thinkers such as Biko, Appiah, Wiredu, Sogolo Gyekye and Senghor. The readings are organized under seven headings: African culture; African epistemology; African metaphysics and religion; rationality and explanation in an African context; African political philosophy; African ethics; and African aesthetics.

African philosophy is the philosophical discourse produced by indigenous Africans and their descendants, including African Americans. African philosophers may be found in the various academic fields of philosophy, such as metaphysics, epistemology, moral philosophy, and political particular subject that many African philosophers have written about is that on the.

The book aims to generate more insights and influence national, continental, and global debates in the field of philosophy.

It is accessible and handy to a wider range of readers, ranging from educators and students of African philosophy, anthropology, African studies, cultural studies, and all those concerned with the further development of.

20 I argued this way in my ‘Problems and Prescriptions for an Action Philosophy in Africa’, Proceedings of the Inter-African Council of Philosophy, Proceedings of the Accra Conference. 21 See R.

Wright's arguments in his book cited in note 19 above, pp. 21–Cited by: In terms of reference works, the new Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy has good entries on African philosophy; so has the recent Encylopedia of Africa South of the Sahara, edited by John Middleton.

In terms of books, works by the following authors, in addition to the names mentioned earlier, are readily available: D.A. Masolo, V.Y. Mudimbe. The chapter discusses issues surrounding the African socio-cultural framework. The chapter gives some background on the African R.

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Ubuntu philosophy, the significance of this philosophy in practice, some of the The Ubuntu optimises the African philosophy of respect and human dignity that is fundamental to being able to transcend.

Any person who reads the book entitled, The Savage Mind by C. Levi-Strauss or V. Brelsford's work entitled, The Philosophy of the Savage, or Levy Bruhl's Mental Functions among Lower Societies, or C.

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Groves work, The Planting of Christianity in Africa, will logically understand that the picture of Africa projected by these scholars to the. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages ; 25 cm: Contents: Introduction: the shifting focus of philosophy in Africa / Isaac E.

Ukpokolo --Revisiting the terms of African philosophy / C.B.N. Ogbogbo --African metaphysics: traditional and modern discussions / Wilfred Lajul --Critical notes on the metaphysics of metallurgy in an African culture.

African Religions and Philosophy is a good book and Mbiti is a good man to write it. The similarities of folk beliefs and practices worldwide provide amazing insight into the ible, especially the Old Testament.

Africa’s geographic and cultural proximity to the Holy Land makes African folk religion even more interesting to a student of Size: KB. A Reflection on the African Traditional Values of Marriage and Sexuality Dr.

Paul Kyalo Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Kenyatta University, P.O. BoxNairobi, Kenya Abstract It is the ‘opinion consensuses of a few scholars that the institution of marriage has continued to. Words: Length: 8 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: role of African philosophy/philosopher in the anti-Colonial struggle in Africa Anti-Colonial Struggle and African Philosophers In spite of moving into a post-colonial modern world, there continue to be issues about developed nations' engagement within the Under-developed.African Philosophy is a disputed term, partly because it is not clear if it refers to philosophies with a specifically African theme or context (such as distinctively African perceptions of time, personhood, etc.), or just any philosophizing carried out by Africans (or even people of African descent).

One of the earliest works of political philosophy was the Maxims of the Egyptian official.