The African Philosophy Reader

The African Philosophy Reader

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Divided into eight sections, each with introductory essays, the selections offer rich and detailed insights into a diverse multinational philosophical landscape. Revealed in this pathbreaking work is the way in which traditional philosophical issues related to ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology, for instance, take on specific forms in Africa's postcolonial struggles. Much of its moral, political, and social philosophy is concerned with the turbulent processes of embracing modern identities while protecting ancient cultures.Let us for a moment then take ourselves as being in this vast space which must lie between a pure state of nature and that in which languages had become necessary. ... structure than the family, no laws but those of nature, no language but that of gesture and some inarticulate soundsa#39;. ... In fact, Rousseaua#39;s first Discourse was written for an Academy of Dijon essay competition on the question : a#39;whetheranbsp;...

Title:The African Philosophy Reader
Author: P.H. Coetzee, A.P.J. Roux
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-03-01

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