Title Information

A Companion to African Philosophy

eISBN: 9781405145671
Print publication date: 2005

Subject Philosophy

Place Africa

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405145671.2005.x

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A Companion to African Philosophy

This volume, comprised of 42 newly commissioned and 5 adapted essays, provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages.

The essays encompass all the main branches of philosophy — logic, epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, religion, and politics, among other — as these have occupied the African mind in both communal and individual conceptions. A special feature of the volume is its historical dimension, including a substantial treatment of ancient African philosophy as encountered in ancient Egypt, an extended study of medieval North African thinkers, an enlightening discussion of pre-colonial African philosophy, and a history of African political thought in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

A Companion to African Philosophy is unique in its depth and breadth of coverage. It is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to learn about African philosophy and its rich history.

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WIREDU, KWASI (ed). A Companion to African Philosophy. Blackwell Publishing, 2005. Blackwell Reference Online. 22 May 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405145671_9781405145671>

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