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Tradition and modernity : philosophical reflections on the African experience

Author: Kwame Gyekye
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Kwame Gyekye examines postcolonial African experience from a viewpoint receptive to aspects of both traditional African cultures and Western political and moral theory. African people, in their attempt to evolve ways of life compatible with an increasingly globalized world cultural, intellectual, and political scene, face a number of unique societal challenges, some stemming, Gyekye argues, from  Read more...
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Named Person: Tradition
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kwame Gyekye
ISBN: 0195112253 9780195112252 0195112261 9780195112269
OCLC Number: 34912648
Description: xix, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Philosophy and human affairs --
Person and community : in defense of moderate communitarianism --
Ethnicity, identity, and nationhood --
Traditional political ideas, values, and practices : their status in the modern setting --
The socialist interlude --
Quandaries in the legitimation of political power --
Political corruption : a moral pollution --
Tradition and modernity --
Epilogue : which modernity? whose tradition?
Responsibility: Kwame Gyekye.
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This work offers a philosophical interpretation and critical analysis of the African cultural experience in modern times. Gyekye attempts to show the usefulness of Western philosophical concepts in  Read more...

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