Filosofia Theoretica Vol 4 No 1

Filosofia Theoretica Vol 4 No 1 : Journal of African Philosophy

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FILOSOFIA THEORETICA was founded by Jonathan O. Chimakonam in May 2010 and the aim is to make it a world class academic journal with a global brand that would thrive on standard, quality and originality, promoting and sustaining conversational orientation in African Philosophy. It is published twice a year with maximum of ten (10) articles including book review on each volume in both print and online editions.One of the most intrusive mistakes of classical philosophy is the supposition that philosophy of any color and taste that is worth the honor of philosophy must be done through the eye and vantage point of Western philosophy. This systemic idea-funneling has to a very large extent silenced the African voice and where there is a little succor, it has led to transliteration, copycatism and philosophy of commentary. Members of the Universalist school in particular are guilty of spreading this Western agenda for some decades now. They police other African philosophers and cajole them to the path they must follow without as little as producing a specimen of what they recommend. We nonetheless acknowledge their contributions to the debate but insist at the same time that the moment has arrived when we must summon courage to say that "A" has not been good enough hence, "B." We, therefore, present Volume 4 Number 1 of Filosofia Theoretica, a journal dedicated to the promotion of conversational orientation in African philosophy. Conversational philosophizing breaks away from the perverse orientation introduced by the Universalist school in African philosophy. Papers published in the journal have phenomenological basis and thrive on productive conversations among actors. We believe that conversational philosophy represents one of the modes through which the episteme of African philosophy could grow.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.35mm | 204.12g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514712024
  • 9781514712023