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African Philosophy: Myth and Reality (African Systems of Thought) Hardcover – September 1, 1983


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"Hountondji ... writes not as an 'African' philosopher but as a philosopher on Africa... Hountondji's deep understanding of any civilization as necessarily pluralistic, and often even self-contradicting as it evolves, is simply magisterial... This is a precious gem of a book for anyone who wishes to reflect on civilization and culture." Choice --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Series: African Systems of Thought
  • Hardcover: 221 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr (September 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253302706
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253302700
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,625,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Sesh on June 25, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book is an attempt by a mental slave to appease his masters by denoucing the reality of an African philosophy that is different from European and Asian philosophy. It is another sad defense of why African people cannot do or even think without a European or Asian guide.
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1 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 19, 1999
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...an implicit philosophy conceived as an unthinking, spontaneous and colective system of thought, common to all africans our to all members past present and future.
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