A Companion to African Philosophy - download pdf or read online

By Kwasi Wiredu

ISBN-10: 0631207511

ISBN-13: 9780631207511

This quantity of newly commissioned essays offers accomplished assurance of African philosophy, ranging throughout disciplines and in the course of the a long time.

  • Offers a particular ancient remedy of African philosophy.
  • Covers the entire major branches of philosophy as addressed within the African culture.
  • Includes debts of pre-colonial African philosophy and modern political thought.

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To this might be added any insights that might be available from the foreign traditions of philosophy with which Africa has become associated by the force of historical circumstances. Of course, other traditions too can be quarried with the same motive, the shortness of time being the only constraint. At any rate, these imperatives have informed my own research efforts. In talking of the uncritical use of foreign categories in the exposition of African thought, one is thinking of such categories of thought as are embodied in the distinctions between the spiritual and the physical, the natural and the supernatural, the religious and the secular, the mystical and the non-mystical, or, by way of substantives, between substance and attribute, mind and matter, truth and fact, etc.

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