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Themes, issues and problems in African philosophy

Author: Isaac E Ukpokolo
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer Science and Business Media : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] ©2017
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This volume provides the key to a deepened discourse on philosophy in Africa. Available literature and academic practice in African philosophy since the 1960s have largely featured discourses in the areas of origin, general meaning and nature of the discipline, with little attention given to specialized areas. By contrast, this book examines a noticeable shifting focus from such general concerns to more specific  Read more...
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Themes, issues and problems in African philosophy.
Cham, Switzerland : Springer Science and Business Media : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
(OCoLC)950954300
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac E Ukpokolo
ISBN: 9783319407968 3319407961
OCLC Number: 971541853
Notes: Includes index.
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Contents: Acknowledgments; Contents; Notes on Contributors; 1: Introduction: The Shifting Focus of Philosophy in Africa; 2: Revisiting the Terms of African Philosophy; Introduction; Nature of the Poverty; Recalibrating the Discipline; Conclusion; 3: African Metaphysics: Traditional and Modern Discussions; Introduction; The Meaning of African Metaphysics; The Nature of African Metaphysics; The Scope of African Metaphysics; Traditional African Metaphysics; The Concept of Being; African Ontology; African Cosmology; God in African Cosmology; The African Concept of the Person The Person as Relational The Person as Dualistic; The Person as Triadic; The Person and Destiny; Modern African Metaphysics; Science Versus Mythological Metaphysics; African Metaphysics as a Cul de Sac Preventing Innovation; Ubuntu-African Metaphysics in Economics; Destiny in African Metaphysics; Pan-African Metaphysical Epistemology; West African, East African and South African Conceptions of a Person; The West African Conception of a Person; The East and South African Conception of a Person; Conclusion; Bibliography 4: Critical Notes on the Metaphysics of Metallurgy in an African Culture Introduction; Metaphysics of Metallurgy in Yorùbá (African) Belief; Bibliography; 5: An Overview of African Ethics; Introduction; Nature and History of the Profession; Normative Ethics: Good and Bad Character; Normative Ethics: Right and Wrong Action; Applied Ethics; Metaethics; Bibliography; 6: Transnational Ethics, Justice and Anyiam-­Osigwe's Philosophy of the Family; Introduction and Issue Statement; Conceptual Prologue Skewed Global Human Relations and the Debate Between Proponents and Opponents of Transnational Justice The Proponents of Transnational Justice and Their Theses; The Opponents of Transnational Justice and Their Theses; Applying Anyiam-Osigwe's African Philosophy of the Family: An Argument from Transnational Ethics to Transnational Justice; Conclusion; Bibliography; 7: Toward an African Moral Theory (Revised Edition); Clarification of the Project; Ubuntu as a Moral Theory; Developing the Favoured Account; Conclusion: Topics for Future Work; 8: An African Theory of Knowledge Introduction The African Cultural and Ontological Reality; The Nature of African Epistemology; An African Theory of Knowledge; The African Homo-cultural Theory of Justification of Knowledge; Conclusion; Bibliography; 9: Epistemic Insight from an African Way of Knowing; Introduction; Ignorance and an African Epistemological Framework; An African Way of Knowing; Conclusion; 10: The Imperative of Epistemic Decolonization in Contemporary Africa; Introduction; The African Colonial Experience and Emergence of a New Epistemological Order
Responsibility: Isaac E. Ukpokolo, editor.

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