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The African Philosophy Reader 0th Edition

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ISBN-13: 000-0415189055
ISBN-10: 0415189055
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"This is a major contribution to African philosophy and serves extremely well to introduce students to this wonderfully rich area." -- Richard Wright, Western Michigan University

About the Author

P.H. Coetzee is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of South Africa.
A.P.J. Roux is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Africa.
A. P. J. Roux are Professors of Philosophy at the University of South Africa, Unisa. Roux is the author of World and Meaning (1992).

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (August 25, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415189055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415189057
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,995,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher W. Chase on December 1, 2001
Format: Paperback
"The African Philosophy Reader" is an excellent collection of essays, and is intended for undergraduates and beginners in African philosophy. The volume is heavily weighted towards contemporary African intellectuals, and draws heavily from regional African philosophies such as those in Ghana, Nigeria, and Uganda. With regard to South Africa, book claims that there is no regional philosophy--rather philosophy in S. Africa follows the analytic/continental split found in Anglophone traditions in USA and Europe. Steve Biko's inclusion represents political philosophy in S. Africa. The book focuses early on on deconstructing Eurocentricity in anthropological constructions of African persons and worldviews. Elsewhere the volume aims to delineate philosophical trends in Africa and develops a crtical understanding of the "culture concept" with regard to these trends, as well as with regard to the development of mutliple rationalities by which different African philosophies proceed (Marlene Van Niekerk). There is also a useful critique of the entire subject of "Ethnophilosophy" by K. Anthony Appiah. (...)
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A comprehensive anthology of African and African American scholarly writing on the subject of the religious and philosophical thinking of the African DIaspora. The essays are short yet focused on particular aspects of African/African American epistemology.
Covers theoretical and historical perspectives up to current times.
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