An Introduction to African Philosophy

Taal: Engels
An Introduction to African Philosophy
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780847688418
  • Druk: 1
  • maart 1998
  • 176 pagina's
Alle productspecificaties


Organized topically rather than historically, this book provides an introduction to the subject of African philosophy, Samuel Oluoch Imbo synthesizes the ideas of key African philosophers into an accessible narrative. The author focuses on five central questions: What are the definitions of African philosophy? Is ethnophilosophy really philosophy? What are the dangers of an African philosophy that claims to be "unique"? Can African philosophy be done in foreign languages such as English and French? Are there useful ways to make connections between African philosophy, African American philosophy, and women's studies?


Throughout the book, Imbo's choice of issues and exposition of pro and con positions is excellent. He writes clearly and without jargon. As a concise and readable introduction to African philosophy, I can think of no better text. -- Albert Mosley, professor of philosophy, Smith College * Teaching Philosophy * Scholars in history, literature and cultural studies should find this book very useful as both a teaching tool and reference tool . . . There is essentially no work like this. It should have wide market appeal and be useable in a wide variety of academic contexts. The study questions at the end of each chapter are really useful. -- Bill E. Lawson, Michigan State University A helpful companion to any of the excellent anthologies currently available. It would fill a gap for a brief accessible introductory text. There is no other text I know of that does what this author does at the introductory level . . . The book could be used in any of these courses: Topics in African Philosophy, and African-American Philosophy . . . -- Jeffrey Crawford, Central State University Well organized. . . -- T.L. Lott, San Jose State University * CHOICE, February, 1999, Vol. 36, N0. 6 * As an introductory text to African philosopy, Imbo's book is commendable for two reasons. First, it has great simplicity, clarity, and elegance. Second, it panoramically explores, analyzes, and synthesizes several key issues within African philosophy. . . . Imbo's volume will be an indispensible companion for those studying African philosophy and a necessary addition for any library monitoring the subject. -- F. Ochieng-Odhiambo, University of Nairobi * International Philosophical Quarterly * Dr. Imbo's book provides a thoughtful survey of the controversies regarding the nature of African philosophy that have been raging among African philosophers in the last thirty years or so. The writing is clear and the approach, by comparison with some of the literature covered, calm . . . This book should give students a smooth introduction to the study of African philosophy and supply scholars with considerable food for thought. -- Kwasi Wiredu, University of South Florida An introduction, but a rich one in that it gives the reader a good insight into the many problems and different aspects which touch on African Philosophy. -- HH * Theology In Context * A provocative and well-written book. This book is highly reccomened. * International Journal of African Historical Studies * Imbo's book does an excellent job of linking questions that have had their origins in the study of African philosophy to questions about the nature of philosophy in general. Imbo's book takes up an impressive array of questions, introduces readers to debates about nature of the philosophy generally, and deals openly and refreshingly with the political implications of the topics it takes up. Imbo's book is to be admired for its innovative treatment of the commonalities between African and feminist philosophy. His book itself is a political statement: it is calling for a place for African philosophy in the profession and the teaching of philosophy. And it recognizes that in demanding a place for African philosophy, we are ultimately asking philosophy to open doors not only to us but to the many philosophies and points of view it has previously excluded. * Journal of African Philosophy * The book includes useful study questions at the end of each chapter, and should make a fine text for a variety of courses. * Philosophy East and West * A particularly welcome addition. It sets out to constitute an undergraduate introduction, and is accordingly equipped with Study Questions, which will inevitably prompt students to further thought and reading. * Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security *



23 x 15,1 cm
Aantal pagina's
176 pagina's


Samuel Oluoch Imbo
Rowman & Littlefield



Overige kenmerken

Extra groot lettertype
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
Thema Subject Code

Je vindt dit artikel in

Boek, ebook of luisterboek?
Studieboek of algemeen
Algemene boeken
Nog geen reviews
39 99
2 - 3 weken Tooltip
Verkoop door
  • Gratis verzending
  • 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren
  • Ophalen bij een afhaalpunt mogelijk
  • Dag en nacht klantenservice