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    DescriptionTraditional Eurocentric thought assumes that Greece was the origin of civilization. This book dispels this and other myths by showing that there is a body of knowledge that preceded Greek philosophy. The author documents how the great pyramids were built in 2800 B.C., 2,100 years before Greek civilization. The popular myth of Hippocrates being the father of medicine is dispelled by the fact that Hippocrates studied the works of Imhotep, the true father of medicine, and mentioned his name in his Hippocratic oath. Eleven famous African scholars who preceded Greek philosophers are profiled: Ptahhotep, Kagemni, Duauf, Amenhotep, Amenemope, Imhotep, Amenemhat, Merikare, Sehotepibre, Khunanup, and Akhenaten. These scholar's ideas on a variety of topics are discussed, including the emergence of science and reason, the moral order, books and education, and the clash of classes.


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    Title
    The Egyptian Philosophers
    Subtitle
    Ancient African Voices from Imhotep to Akhenaten
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Molefi K. Asante
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 175
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780913543665
    ISBN 10: 0913543667
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: PHI003000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 181.2
    DC22: 181.2, 181/.2
    LC classification: B141 .A63 2000
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    illus
    Publisher
    African American Images
    Imprint name
    African American Images
    Publication date
    01 March 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL