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Hountondji, Paulin J. 1942-

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Works: 50 works in 145 publications in 5 languages and 4,674 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Publishing director
Classifications: B5305, 199.6
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Most widely held works about Paulin J Hountondji
 
Most widely held works by Paulin J Hountondji
African philosophy myth and reality by Paulin J Hountondji( )
25 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La rationalité, une ou plurielle? by Paulin J Hountondji( )
9 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reason is not the monopoly of any particular group or culture. It is a universal human quality. Nevertheless, it should be recognised that reason manifests itself differently from one culture to another. Do we therefore admit that these forms are distinctly plural or should we, on the contrary, recognise the possibility of a meeting and, if need be, of an ordered confrontation that would guarantee, beyond this obvious diversity, a unity of human reason? This book with contributions in both English and French is the result of a debate on this question, during a conference co-organised by UNESCO and the 'Centre Africain des Hautes Etudes de Porto-Novo' on the theme 'The Meeting of Rationalities' held in Porto-Novo in Benin in September 2002, during the 26th General Assembly of the International Board of Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPH). Several well-known researchers participated in that debate, amongst whom Richard Rorty (United States), Meinrad Hebga (Cameroon), Harris Memel-Fot? (C?te d'Ivoire), and more than seventy philosophers, historians, anthropologists, literary critics, and psychoanalysts from various countries. Paulin J. Hountondji is a Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Benin Republic, joint-laureate of Mohamed El Fasi 2004 prize. He is the Director of the African Centre of Higher Education in Porto-Novo. The American version of his book ? philosophie africaine ? : critique de l'ethnophilosophie (Paris, Maspero 1976) (African philosophy, Myth and Reality, Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1983) was awarded the Herskovits Prize in 1984. The book is part of the 100 best African books of the 20th century selected in Accra in the year 2000. Hountondji has recently published The Struggle for Meaning: Reflections on Philosophy, Culture and Democracy in Africa (Ohio University Press, 2002) and edited several publications, including Endogenous Knowledge: Research Trails, (Dakar: CODESRIA, 1997). Paulin J. Hountondji has served as the Vice-President of the International Board of Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPH) and also of CODESRIA
The struggle for meaning reflections on philosophy, culture, and democracy in Africa by Paulin J Hountondji( )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Struggle for Meaning is a landmark publication by one of African philosophy's leading figures, Paulin J. Hountondji, best known for his critique of ethnophilosophy in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In this volume, he responds with autobiographical and philosophical reflection to the dialogue and controversy he has provoked. He discusses the ideas routed in the work of such thinkers as Husserl and Hountondji's former teachers Derrida Althusser and Ricoeur, that helped shape his critique and applies them to such issues as the nexus between scientific extraversion and economic dependence, and between the emergence of philosophies of the subject in Africa and political pluralism." "While the book's immediate concern is with Africa, the theoretical nature of its analyses and its bearing on postmodern theories of the "Other" will make this translation of great interest to many disciplines especially ethnic gender and multicultural studies."--Jacket
Sur la philosophie africaine : critique de l'ethnophilosophie by Paulin J Hountondji( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in French and English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many contemporary African writers remain trapped in the quest for a worldview, philosophy, supposing a single "African" demesne to explain the entire continent, referring to a mythical past. Paulin Hountondji shows how these strange conceptual constructions have played a positive role in the resistance led by intellectuals of colonial rule: they responded to the negation of the oppression that it comprised of, but it was an ambiguous answer, especially because it was built on the principles derived from the works of European ethnologists, particularly the Pere Tempels. Independence opened a new historical period; these philosophical elaborations changed direction: once an expression of anti-colonial resistance, they are nowadays an ideology that justifies and reinforces the dominance of the contemporary state; the intellectuals who create them are today only the "griots" of the regimes in place. Analysing without complacency the work of Nkrumah, of the Cameroonian Towa, and of the Rwandan Kagame, amongst others, Hountondji exposes and denounces this antagonism. To him, the critical project proposed in this book seems a necessary step on the way to "the liberation of theoretical creativity," the peoples of Africa and their full participation in the universal intellectual debate!
Endogenous knowledge : research trails ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combats pour le sens un itinéraire africain by Paulin J Hountondji( )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Struggle for Meaning is a landmark publication by one of African philosophy's leading figures, Paulin J. Hountondji, best known for his critique of ethnophilosophy in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In this volume, he responds with autobiographical and philosophical reflection to the dialogue and controversy he has provoked. He discusses the ideas, rooted in the work of such thinkers as Husserl and Hountondji's former teachers Derrida, Althusser, and Ricoeur, that helped shape his critique. Applying his philosophical ideas to the critical issues of democracy, culture, and development in Af
L'ancien et le nouveau : la production du savoir dans l'Afrique d'aujourd'hui ( )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How are the 'old' and the 'new' expressed in the field of knowledge and know-how? What did we know yesterday, and what do we know today? What was, yesterday, and what is, today, the mythical part in what we believe we know? And how do we define, in each case, the core of concrete and universally valid knowledges? What rights and duties do we acclaim as human beings, as women, as children, as peoples or nations, and what understanding do we today have of these rights and duties? What is the impact, of what we today call globalisation, on the evolution of knowledge, know-how, and the awareness of such rights and duties? To these questions, and to other related ones, this book provides some answers. It is the result of a conference held in Cotonou in October 2006, on the theme "Traditional knowledges and modern science". It is dedicated to the memory of Georg Elwert, a German Africanist who passed away in 2005, and whose work on Benin, Africa and the Third World remains a source of inspiration for many
Les savoirs endogènes : pistes pour une recherche ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economie et société au Bénin : d'hier à demain ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au XIXe siècle, le Dahomey avait donné la preuve d'une capacité d'ajustement positif à la mondialisation de l'époque. En détruisant l'autonomie du commerce dahoméen, la colonisation a brisé ce potentiel. Après la décennie perdue des années 1960, qui prolonge la stagnation coloniale, la scène était dressée pour un changement radical, tenté par le régime national et populiste de Kérékou. Le retournement de cette conjoncture a mis un terme à cette seconde tentative du Bénin de s'insérer dans une mondialisation contrôlée
Afrikanische Philosophie : Mythos und Realität by Paulin J Hountondji( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Libertés : contribution à la révolution dahoméenne by Paulin J Hountondji( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in French and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recherche théorique africaine et contrat de solidarité by Paulin J Hountondji( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'ancien et le Nouveau La production du savoir dans líAfrique díaujourdíhui by Paulin J Hountondji( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How are the ëoldí and the ënew' expressed in the field of knowledge and know-how? What did we know yesterday, and what do we know today? What was, yesterday, and what is, today, the mythical part in what we believe we know? And how do we define, in each case, the core of concrete and universally valid knowledges? What rights and duties do we acclaim as human beings, as women, as children, as peoples or nations, and what understanding do we today have of these rights and duties? What is the impact, of what we today call globalisation, on the evolution of knowledge, know-how, and the awareness o
La production du savoir dans l'Afrique d'aujourd'hui : l'ancien et le nouveau ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bilan de la recherche philosophique africaine : répertoire alphabétique ( Book )
in French and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Znanost v tretjem svetu in prihodnost socializma by Paulin J Hountondji( )
1 edition published in 1986 in Slovenian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cavtat 85: socializem na pragu XXI.stoletja
Pour une sociologie des représentations collectives by Paulin J Hountondji( )
1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le passage à l'écriture mutation culturelle et devenir des savoirs dans une société de l'oralité by Geoffroy A. Dominique Botoyiyê( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il existe des systèmes de connaissances organisés dans les sociétés de l'oralité. Leur contribution à la résolution des problèmes existentiels est considérable. En Afrique noire, la rencontre avec l'Occident n'a pas favorisé l'accroissement de ces savoirs. Les " savoirs endogènes ", en dépit de leur prise directe sur les expériences de la vie quotidienne, ne reçoivent aucune reconnaissance officielle à côté de la culture moderne. La question est la suivante : Comment accroître le savoir des systèmes endogènes dans les sociétés de l'oralité? Le passage à l'écriture est il une solution suffisante pour leur mutation? On montrera que la valorisation des savoirs endogènes doit être prise en charge par les nouveaux lieux du savoir. L'appropriation des épistémologies endogènes par les réseaux de recherche au Sud contribuera à leur réel développement et sera un pas décisif dans le processus de réhabilitation des sociétés du Sud comme productrices de savoirs universalisables
Africa and the problem of its identity = L'Afrique et le problème de son identité by International Philosophical Symposium on Culture and Identity of Africa( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Producing knowledge in Africa today : the second Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola distinguished lecture by Paulin J Hountondji( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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