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Hountondji, Paulin J. 1942-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 172 publications in 5 languages and 5,227 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  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( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle for meaning : reflections on philosophy, culture, and democracy in Africa by Paulin J Hountondji( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 236 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 )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in French and English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many contemporary African writers remain trapped in the quest for a worldview, philosophy, supposing a single ìAfricanî 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 PËre Tempels. Independence opened a ne
Endogenous knowledge : research trails( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les savoirs endogènes : pistes pour une recherche( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economie et société au Bénin : d'hier à demain( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 49 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
La rationalité, une ou plurielle? by Paulin J Hountondji( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 )

7 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afrikanische Philosophie : Mythos und Realität by Paulin J Hountondji( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 42 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 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combats pour le sens : un itinéraire africain by Paulin J Hountondji( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and English and held by 22 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 ethno-philosophy 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 Africa today, he addresses three crucial topics: the nexus between scientific extraversion and economic dependence; the nature of endogenous traditions of thought and their relationship with modern science; and the implications' for political pluralism and democracyóof the emergence of 'philosophies of subject' in Africa. While the book's immediate concern is with Africa, the densely theoretical nature of its analyses, and its bearing on current postmodern theories of the 'other,' will make this timely and elegant translation of great interest to many disciplines, especially ethnic, gender, and multicultural studies
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

L'ancien et le nouveau : la production du savoir dans l'Afrique d'aujourd'hui( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and English and held by 15 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
Bilan de la recherche philosophique africaine : répertoire alphabétique( Book )

in French and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching and research in philosophy : Africa by Unesco( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour une sociologie des représentations collectives by Paulin J Hountondji( )

2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 4 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
L'appropriation collective du savoir : tâches nouvelles pour une politique scientifique by Paulin J Hountondji( )

3 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 3 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 0 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
 
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African philosophy : myth and reality
Alternative Names
Hountondji, Paulin 1942-

Hountondji, Paulin Jidenu 1942-

Paulin Hountondji

Paulin J. Hountondji Beninese philosopher

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The struggle for meaning : reflections on philosophy, culture, and democracy in AfricaEndogenous knowledge : research trailsLa rationalité, une ou plurielle?