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Method, substance and the future of African philosophy

Author: Edwin E Etieyibo
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes stock of the strides made to date in African philosophy. Authors focus on four important aspects of African philosophy: the history, methodological debates, substantive issues in the field, and direction for the future. By collating this anthology, Edwin E. Etieyibo excavates both current and primordial knowledge in African philosophy, enhancing the development of this growing field.
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METHOD, SUBSTANCE AND THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY.
[Place of publication not identified] : PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2018
(OCoLC)1006306078
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin E Etieyibo
ISBN: 9783319702261 3319702262
OCLC Number: 1025341279
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 365 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Intro; Preface; Contents; Notes on Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables --
Chapter 1: Introduction --
Part I: African Philosophy and History. Chapter 2: African Philosophy in History, Context, and Contemporary Times; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. African Philosophy Denied; 2.3. African Philosophy and Racism; 2.4. African Philosophy in Context; 2.5. African Philosophy in Contemporary Times; 2.6. Conclusion; References Chapter 3: The Journey of African Philosophy; 3.1. On Defining Philosophy; 3.2. On African Philosophy; 3.3. Academic African Philosophy Today; References --
Chapter 4: History of Philosophy as a Problem: Our Case; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Philosophy as Practice of Difference; 4.3. Shaaban Robert and the Idea of "Local"; in Knowledge Production; 4.4. Knowledge and Community; 4.5. Conclusion; References --
Chapter 5: The State of African Philosophy in Africa; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. The Idea of African Philosophy; 5.3. The State of African Philosophy: Some Data from Southern African Countries 5.3.1. Universities in Table 5.4; 5.3.2. Universities in Table 5.5; 5.4. The State of African Philosophy: Some Data from West African Countries; 5.4.1. Universities in Table 5.6; 5.4.2. Universities in Table 5.7; 5.4.3. Universities in Tables 5.8 and 5.9; 5.5. Some General Observations; 5.6. Some Worries and Dangers Regarding the Practice of African Philosophy; 5.7. Conclusion; References --
Part II: Method in African Philosophy. Chapter 6: Questions of Method and Substance and the Growth of African Philosophy; 6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Problems of Method and Substance in African Philosophy 6.3. The Dominant Practice in African Philosophy; 6.4. Implications for the Growth of African Philosophy; 6.5. Conclusion; References --
Chapter 7: Between the Ontology and Logic Criteria of African Philosophy; 7.1. Introduction; 7.2. Chimakonam's Survey of the Criteria Question in African Philosophy; 7.3. An Insight into Chimakonam's "Logic Criterion"; of African Philosophy; 7.4. Displacing Chimakonam's "Logic Criterion"; with the Ontology Criterion; 7.5. Ontology as the Criterion for Philosophy and African Philosophy; 7.6. Conclusion; References Chapter 8: The "Demise" of Philosophical Universalism and the Rise of Conversational Thinking in Contemporary African Philosophy; 8.1. Introduction; 8.2. Transcending Philosophical Universalism; 8.3. Toward a Conversational Revision; 8.4 Conversational Thinking: Definition and Scope; 8.5. Five Conversational Themes: My Proposal; 8.6. Conclusion; References --
Chapter 9: Is, Ought, and All: In Defense of a Method; 9.1. Introduction; 9.2. Metz's Initial Objection; 9.3 Metz's Revised Objection; 9.4. Evaluating Metz's Revised Objection; 9.5. Deriving Ought-Conclusions from Is-Premises Only; 9.6. Some Objections to My Account; 9.7. Conclusion; Notes; References Part III: Substance of African Philosophy. Chapter 10: An Examination of Menkiti's Conception of Personhood and Gyekye's Critique --
Chapter 11: Justification of Moral Norms in African Philosophy --
Chapter 12: The Importance of an African Social Epistemology to Improve Public Health and Increase Life Expectancy in Africa --
Chapter 13: The Question of Rationality in Kwasi Wiredu's Consensual Democracy --
Chapter 14: How to Ground Animal Rights on African Values: A Constructive Approach --
Part IV: African Philosophy and Its Future. Chapter 15: Philosophy and the State in Africa --
Chapter 16: Jéan-PauI Sartre and the Agenda of an Africanist Philosophy of Liberation --
Chapter 17: The Shaping of the Future of African Philosophy
Responsibility: Edwin E. Etieyibo, editor.

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