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Beginning African philosophy : the case for African philosophy past to present

Author: Elliott Wreh-Wilson
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2012.
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Beginning African Philosophy

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Named Person: Afrika.; Philosophie.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott Wreh-Wilson
ISBN: 9781433116438 143311643X 9781453905937 1453905936
OCLC Number: 733546777
Description: xii, 173 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. African Philosophy --
1.1. Introduction --
1.2. African Philosophy: An Historical Sketch --
1.3. Defining African Philosophy: Various Philosophers --
1.4. Critique of Ethno-Philosophy --
1.5. One Final Thought --
2. Case against African Philosophy --
2.1. Questions of Method and Content --
2.2. Is African Philosophy Critical Enough? --
2.3. Initial Response --
2.4. Second Response --
2.5. Third Response --
2.6. On Tempels' Bantu Philosophy --
2.7. On the Critical Nature of Philosophy --
2.8. Inventing African Philosophy --
2.9. Idea of a Folk Philosophy --
2.10. Concluding Remarks --
3. Tempels' Project of Analyzing Bantu Wisdom --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Force and the Hierarchy of Being --
3.3. Some Conceptual Problems --
3.4. Further Analysis --
3.5. One More Word --
4. Anatomy of African Folk Thought --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Reconfiguring African Folk Thought --
4.3. Myth Dimension of Folk Narratives --
4.4. Metaphysical Dimension of Folk Narratives --
4.5. Social/Moral Dimension of Folk Narratives --
4.6. Last Word --
5. Demythologizing African Folk Thought --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Understanding Folk Mythology --
5.3. Mythical Consideration --
5.4. Ritual Consideration --
5.5. Social/Moral Consideration --
5.6. Mythology: A Flawed Memoire? --
5.7. Beyond Mythology --
5.8. From Mythology to Metaphysics --
5.9. Summing Up --
6. African Conceptions of the Human Person --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. What are persons? --
6.3. Persons as Living Forces --
6.4. Persons as rooted in Community --
6.5. Persons as embodying commitment to Community --
6.6. Persons as Self-actualizing Entities --
6.7. Sorting It All Out --
6.8. Conclusion --
7. Moral Knowledge in African Folk Life --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Good Life and the Moral Life --
7.3. Some Answers --
7.4. Is there an Ideal Moral Theory for Africans? --
7.5. Is Religion the Source of African Moral Ideas? --
7.6. Is Culture the Source of African Moral Ideas? --
7.7. Is reason a source of African moral ideas? --
7.8. Interpersonal Dimension of African Moral Life --
7.9. Is There Room for Religion in African folk Life? --
7.10. Last Word --
8. African Ethos --
8.1. Introduction --
8.2. Personal Sphere Vs Group Sphere --
8.3. Religion and Moral Discourse --
8.4. Moral Life vs. the Religious Life --
8.5. On Values --
8.6. On Sharing --
8.7. Children --
8.8. On Maturity --
8.9. Where does this leave us? --
8.10. Conclusion --
9. African Talk of God --
9.1. Introduction --
9.2. Preliminary Observations --
9.3. Big Question --
9.4. Answering the Big Question --
9.5. God as Ultimate Cause --
9.6. Assessing Gbadegesin's Case --
9.7. Crux of the Problem --
9.8. Last Word.
Responsibility: Elliott Wreh-Wilson.

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