A Companion to African Philosophy

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Kwasi Wiredu
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Philosophy - 608 pages
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This volume of newly commissioned essays provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages.

  • Offers a distinctive historical treatment of African philosophy.
  • Covers all the main branches of philosophy as addressed in the African tradition.
  • Includes accounts of pre-colonial African philosophy and contemporary political thought.

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Contents

Introduction African Philosophy in Our Time
1
Part I HISTORY
29
PART II METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES
261
PART III LOGIC EPISTEMOLOGY AND METAPHYSICS
283
PART IV THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
353
PART V ETHICS AND AESTHETICS
385
PART VI POLITICS
433
PART VII SPECIAL TOPICS
527
Index
570
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Kwasi Wiredu is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida. His books include Philosophy and An African Culture (1981).

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