Contemporary Philosophy: A New Survey

African Philosophy

Editors: Fløistad, Guttorm (Ed.)

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This publication is a continuation of two earlier series of chroni­ cles, Philosophy of the Mid-Century (Firenze 1958/59) and Con­ temporary Philosophy (Firenze 1968), edited by Raymond Klibansky. Like the other series, these chronicles provide a survey of significant trends in contemporary philosophical discussion from 1970 to 1985. The need for such surveys has, I believe, increased rather than decreased over the last years. The philosophical scene appears, for various reasons, more complex than ever before. The continuing process of specialization in most branches, the emergence of new schools of thought, the convergence of interest (thought not neces­ sarily of opinion) of different traditions upon certain problems, the increasing attention being paid to the history of philosophy in discussions of contemporary problems, and the growing signifi­ cance for philosophical discourse of the social, political and cul­ tural situation in various regions of the world are the most impor­ tant contributory factors. Surveys of the present kind are a valu­ able source of knowledge of this complexity and may as such be an assistance in renewing the understanding of one's own philo­ sophical problems. The surveys, it is to be hoped, may also help to strengthen a world-wide Socratic element of modern philosophy, the dialogue or Kommunikationsgemeinschaft. So far, five volumes have been prepared for the new series.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fløistad, Guttorm

    Pages 1-7

  • African “Philosophy”: Deconstructive and reconstructive challenges

    Outlaw, Lucius

    Pages 9-44

  • African philosophy: A brief personal history and current debate

    Oruka, H. Odera

    Pages 45-77

  • African philosophy in context: A reply to Hountondji’s “Que Peut la Philosophie”

    Keita, L.

    Pages 79-98

  • Myths, symbols and other life-worlds: The limits of empiricism

    Carew, G. Munda

    Pages 99-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Philosophy
Editors
  • Guttorm Fløistad
Series Title
Contemporary Philosophy: A New Survey
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-3517-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-3517-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-247-3422-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8071-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 312
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