Existence and Consolation

Existence and Consolation : Reinventing Ontology, Gnosis and Values in African Philosophy

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This groundbreaking book in African philosophy goes beyond the post-colonial enthno-philosophies and describes a genuine philosophy grounded in the African experience that illuminates the universal quest for happiness, meaning, and knowledge. Consolation philosophy is meant as the culmination of loose developments in African thought that stretch back to ancient Egypt, and which are found particularly in the thought of Senghor and the work of the contemporary Nigerian philosopher Asouzu (who is taken as offering a prolegomena to any future African philosophy).
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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 20mm | 454g
  • English
  • 1557789142
  • 9781557789143
  • 1,754,418

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...a sustained critique of major currents and orientations in African philosophy thus inaugurating a new order with the universal vision of consolation. It recaptures the ontology, gnosis and values determined by the weltanschauung of the African. The message is new and clear--and the style irresistible.
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About Ada Agada

Ada Agada is based at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, specializing in African philosophy, existentialism, and metaphysics. Jonathan O. Chimakonam, Ph.D., teaches at the University of Calabar. He is the editor of Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions, and the author of At l? ?mal?: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy.
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