The African Philosophy Reader
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. The book can be used as an introduction for students coming to African philosophy for the first time and and should be of interest to those studying literature, religion, anthropology and philosophy courses.
- Paperback | 448 pages
- 170.7 x 243.1 x 26.2mm | 694.01g
- 16 Jul 1998
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. Preface. 1. Categories of Cross-Cultural Cognition and the African Condition 2. Using Culture in African Contexts 3. Understanding Trends in "African Thinking" - A Critical Discussion 4. Metaphysical Thinking in Africa 5. African Epistemology 6. Particularity in Morality and its Relation to Community 7. The Problem of Political Self-Definition in South Africa: Marxism and Pluralism 8. Using and Abusing African Art 9. African and European Philosophising: Senghor's "Civilization of the Universal" Glossary. Index.