An Introduction to African Legal Philosophy

An Introduction to African Legal Philosophy

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This is an introductory book on African legal 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. At a time when the imposition of Western culture on Africans has to be reckoned with, African legal philosophy is, in part, a response to this imposition. It ought to have a liberating effect.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.67g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739174665
  • 9780739174661

About John Murungi

John Murungi holds a doctorate in philosophy and a law degree. His research is in African philosophy, philosophy of law, and in Continental philosophy (Phenomenology and Existentialism), and in aesthetics. He is the Co-founder of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place. He founded and runs a series of conferences on Geo-aesthetics.show more

Table of contents

Preface Introducing African Legal Philosophy African Jurisprudence Thinking Like an African Lawyer African Legal Interpretation Otieno Case and African Jurisprudence Concluding an African Legal Philosophy Notes Bibliographyshow more

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