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Themes, Issues and Problems in African Philosophy

Editors: Ukpokolo, Isaac E (Ed.)

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  • Explores the meaning, nature and scope of particular themes within African philosophical discourse 
  • Offers insight into themes such as morality, knowledge, being, beauty, development, science, culture, language and societyProvides an up to date account of developments in African philosophy over the last 70 years
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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 subject-matter, in such areas as epistemology, moral philosophy, metaphysics, aesthetics, and social and political philosophy in the light of the African experience. The volume includes specific discourses from expert contributors on the nature, history and scope of African ethics and metaphysics, while also discussing particular themes in African epistemology, philosophy of education, existentialism and political philosophy.  Researchers seeking for new perspective on African philosophy will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

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Isaac E. Ukpokolo is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He specialises in Epistemology, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Culture. He is the author of several essays published in learned journals including the Journal of Black Studies, and Cultura: International Journal of the Philosophy of Culture and Axiology.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $159.99
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Softcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Themes, Issues and Problems in African Philosophy
Editors
  • Isaac E Ukpokolo
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40796-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40796-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40795-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82186-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 399
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