Trends and issues in African philosophy

by F. Ochieng"-Odhiambo

Publisher: Peter Lang in New York

Written in English
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  • Philosophy, African -- 20th century

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementF. Ochieng"-Odhiambo.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB5320 .O24 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23981236M
ISBN 109781433107504
LC Control Number2009052184
OCLC/WorldCa489441363

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Proverbs in Africa are wise philosophical expressions, generally short and sometimes very funny, yet the messages they carry are deep. Steve Kquofi andPeace Amate from the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, carried out a study.   Words: Length: 8 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: role of African philosophy/philosopher in the anti-Colonial struggle in Africa Anti-Colonial Struggle and African Philosophers In spite of moving into a post-colonial modern world, there continue to be issues about developed nations' engagement within the Under-developed. Book Summary – African Religions and Philosophy Africa is unique among the continents. It has the longest river (Nile), the biggest desert (Sahara), and a vast wealth of natural resources. Many archeologists and other scientists argue that Africa was the birthplace of mankind. Yet Africa is also the poorest (measured by per capita GDP), most File Size: KB. Africa, at the close of the twentieth century, has witnessed a tremendous amount of social, economic, & political transformation. By tackling the issues of political instability, democratization, & economic development, this book goes to the heart of the African conundrum & makes an invaluable contribution to Africa's development.

Henry Odera Oruka (1 June , Nyanza Province – 9 December , Nairobi) was a Kenyan philosopher who is best known for "Sage Philosophy".It was a project started in the s in an attempt to preserve the knowledge of the indigenous thinkers in traditional African communities.

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This book provides an excellent orientation to, and a logical development of, the major trends and issues that have dominated discussions in African philosophy since the publication of Placide Tempels’ Bantu Philosophy in Views of some of the best-known African philosophers, such as Kwasi Wiredu, Paulin Hountondji, H.

Odera Oruka, Peter Bodunrin, and D. Masolo are discussed in by: This book provides an excellent orientation to, and a logical development of, the major trends and issues that have dominated discussions in African philosophy since the publication of Placide Tempels' Bantu Philosophy in Views of some of the best-known Trends and issues in African philosophy book philosophers, such as Kwasi Wiredu, Paulin Hountondji, H.

Odera Oruka, Peter Bodunrin, and D. Masolo are discussed in detail. This book provides an excellent orientation to, and a logical development of, the major trends and issues that have dominated discussions in African philosophy since the publication of Placide Tempels' Bantu Philosophy in /5(1).

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Trends and issues in African philosophy. [F Ochieng'-Odhiambo] -- "This book provides an excellent orientation to, and a logical development of, the major trends and issues that have dominated discussions in African philosophy since the publication of Placide.

Trends and issues in African philosophy. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or. Hermeneutical orientation in African philosophy.

This book provides an excellent orientation to, and a logical development of, the major trends and issues that have dominated discussions in African philosophy since the publication of Placide Tempels' Bantu Philosophy in Philosophy in Africa: Trends and perspectives Paperback – January 1, by P.O.

Bodunrin (Editor) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, January 1, "Please retry" Format: Paperback. In the last four decades, there has been a lively debate regarding the nature and status of African philosophy.

While some Western‐trained African philosophers maintained that African philosophy is just in the making, and that it can only emerge out of the current works of professional philosophers, others insisted that it has always been with : Segun Gbadegesin. of African philosophy that has led to a more dialectical or conversational form of philosophical thinking in Africa—there is an active dialogue going on among African thinkers.

By contrast, this book examines a noticeable shifting focus from such general concerns to more specific subject-matter, in such areas as epistemology, moral philosophy, metaphysics, aesthetics, and social and political philosophy in the light of the African experience.

The late Kenyan philosopher, Henry Odera Oruka, identified six schools of thought on what African philosophy is or could be, namely, ethno-philosophy, philosophic sagacity, nationalistic-ideological philosophy, professional philosophy, hermeneutic philosophy, and artistic or literary philosophy.

The first four are the generally well known and well explained schools of African by: 2. Four Trends in Current African Philosophy. Odera Oruka - - In Alwin Diemer (ed.), Symposium on Philosophy in the Present Situation of Africa, Wednesday, Aug Buy the book: $ used, Amazon page.

Trends and Issues in African Philosophy: Frederick Ochieng-Odhiambo: Books - African social and political philosophy is an important field of research. The paper concentrates on its panoramic presentation, evoking main trends and suggesting new debates and challenges.

The expression African political philosophy´ will stand for African social and political Size: KB. The late Kenyan philosopher, Henry Odera Oruka, identified six schools of thought on what African philosophy is or could be, namely, ethno-philosophy, philosophic sagacity, nationalistic-ideological philosophy, professional philosophy, hermeneutic philosophy, and artistic or literary philosophy.

The first four are the generally well known and well explained schools of African philosophy. African philosophy of education (Kai and Penny ). Consequently, in this paper, we reflect on the relevance to education in Africa of the four trends in African philosophy clearly outlined by Oruka.

This undertaking is pertinent in the light of the dearth of literature on African philosophy of education.

We also take cognisance of the fact thatCited by: 2. This book provides an excellent orientation to, and a logical development of, the major trends and issues that have dominated discussions in African philosophy since the publication of Placide Tempels’ Bantu Philosophy in Views of some of the best-known African philosophers, such as Kwasi Wiredu, Paulin Hountondji, H.

Odera Oruka, Peter Bodunrin, and D. Masolo are discussed in detail. Since the independence, most African countries have adopted educational systems that are identical to those of the colonial masters, thus rejecting and denying the importance of local and indigenous culture for education (Ngara ).

The goal was to. All the trends in African philosophy are attempts to meet the challenges facing the African continent. The challenges range from the accusation that Africans are irrational and non-logical in. The book aims to generate more insights and influence national, continental, and global debates in the field of philosophy.

It is accessible and handy to a wider range of readers, ranging from educators and students of African philosophy, anthropology, African studies, cultural studies, and all those concerned with the further development of.

A Short History of African Philosophy discusses major ideas, figures, and schools of thought in philosophy in the African context. While drawing out critical issues in the formation of African philosophy, Barry Hallen focuses on recent scholarship and relevant debates that have made African philosophy critical to understanding the rich and complex cultural heritage of the continent.

Chapter 2 deals with trends in African Philosophy from two perspectives: On the one hand, readers are introduced to various trends as distinguished by different authors, and on the other, they are given an idea of debates on issues raised by such classifications.

African philosophy of the 16 th to 19 th century refers to the critical and systematic, rational analyses of the problematic of the African continent that took place with the range of the years to approximately. It is the theories that resulted from critically and systematically analyzing the issues that troubled the African mind within the and Author: MUOGBO MICHAEL (PURPLE ANT).

The late Kenyan philosopher, Henry Odera Oruka, identified six schools of thought on what African philosophy is or could be, namely, ethno-philosophy, philosophic sagacity, nationalistic-ideological philosophy, professional philosophy, hermeneutic philosophy, and artistic or literary : /tap Any person who reads the book entitled, The Savage Mind by C.

Levi-Strauss or V. Brelsford's work entitled, The Philosophy of the Savage, or Levy Bruhl's Mental Functions among Lower Societies, or C. Groves work, The Planting of Christianity in Africa, will logically understand that the picture of Africa projected by these scholars to the.

African philosophy is the philosophical discourse produced by indigenous Africans and their descendants, including African Americans. African philosophers may be found in the various academic fields of philosophy, such as metaphysics, epistemology, moral philosophy, and political particular subject that many African philosophers have written about is that on the.

The book claims that African legal philosophy exists and is intelligible in the context of African culture, just as every other legal philosophy has its cultural foundation. What law is, how it is thought, how it is interpreted, and how it is applied takes place with thing the parameters of African culture.

A Discourse on the Major Orientations in African Philosophy. Why can't your body handle a punch to the liver. - Human Anatomy | Kenhub - Duration: Kenhub - Learn Human Anatomy Recommended. J.S. Mbiti in his book, African Philosophy and Religion (), noted that the philosophical systems of many African societies are yet to be formulated, but that some could be found in the.

between African Philosophy other expressions of ideas in Africa, in particular literature and and film. Teaching 10 weeks teaching with 3 contact hours per week (2 hours lecture and 1 hour tutorial).

The course is taught in Term 1 and focuses on philosophy in Africa File Size: KB.This a version of a Study Guide the UNISA Philosophy Dept has used to introduce to students since It is intended to be used with a textbook it was written for published in under Oxford University Press as Philosophy from Africa: A.4 CHAPTER FOUR: THE AFRICAN UBUNTU PHILOSOPHY A person is a person through other persons.

None of us comes into the world fully formed. We would not know how to think, or walk, or speak, or behave as human beings unless we learned it from other human beings.

We need other human beings in order to be human. (Tutu, ). INTRODUCTION.