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African Philosophy in Search of Identity : African Systems of Thought - D. A. Masolo

African Philosophy in Search of Identity

African Systems of Thought

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Published: 22nd August 1994
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..". a great read. It is masterfully presented, and is an ideal text both for advanced undergraduates and graduate students." -- International Journal of African Historical Studies

..". a detailed, critical guide to fifty years of African philosophy... " -- Teaching Philosophy

"Masolo offers an expansive and lucidly panoramic view of the origin and developments in African philosophy." -- Africa Today

"The excellence of this book lies in the wealth of perspectives that it brings to the discussion on what constitutes philosophy, rationality, and meaningful reflection. It is both thought provoking and illuminating." -- Ethics

A Kenyan philosopher surveys themes and debates in African philosophy over the last five decades. Masolo's purview includes Francophone and Anglophone philosophers in both the analytic and phenomenological traditions.

Logocentrism and Emotivismp. i
Tempels and the Setting of Ethnophilosophyp. 46
Systematic Ethnophilosophyp. 68
Language and Realityp. 84
Cultures without Time?p. 103
Mysticism, Science, Philosophy, and Rationalityp. 124
Excavating Africa in Western Discoursep. 147
Tradition and """"Modernity""""p. 194
Conclusion: Experience and African Philosophyp. 247
Notesp. 253
Bibliographyp. 275
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780253207753
ISBN-10: 0253207754
Series: African Systems of Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 22nd August 1994
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.51