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Contemporary African social and political philosophy : trends, debates and challenges

Author: Albert Kasanda Lumembu
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores what constitutes contemporary African social and political philosophy with regard to its meaning, aims, sources, and relevance for today{u2019}s Africa. Kasanda denounces conventional approaches considering these either as a subcategory of general philosophyor as the ideological attempts of individual African leaders and professional philosophers, such as Nkrumah, Nyerere, Senghor, Fanon,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Kasanda Lumembu
ISBN: 9780815381655 0815381654 9780815381662 0815381662
OCLC Number: 1007844167
Description: xvi, 174 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Approaching contemporary African social and political philosophy --
Sources of contemporary African social and political philosophy --
Exploring the antecedents and precursors of contemporary African social and political philosophy --
Reviewing the African identity discourses: ethnophilosophy and negritude --
The pan-African movement: from race-based solidarity to political unity and beyond --
African democratic turn --
Approaching Africa civil society: paradigms and philosophical backgrounds --
African cultures and globalization --
Conclusion: Epilogue: a struggle for the right to live Mandela, in defence of pluralism and democracy --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Albert Kasanda.

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This book explores what constitutes contemporary African social and political philosophy with regard to its meaning, aims, sources, and relevance for today{u2019}s Africa. Kasanda denounces conventional approaches considering these either as a subcategory of general philosophyor as the ideological attempts of individual African leaders and professional philosophers, such as Nkrumah, Nyerere, Senghor, Fanon, Hountondji and Towa. On the contrary,Kasanda defines contemporary African social and political philosophy as an inclusive reflection of African communities with regard to power andequitable modes of social and political organization in order to promote human excellence for everyone. Thisperspective also includes the criticism of social and political concepts in use within African communities.

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