1st Edition

African Philosophical Currents





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ISBN 9780367591472
August 13, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
142 Pages

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Book Description

The history of the human world has reached a stage where no philosophical community can any longer philosophize in isolation from other philosophical communities. The African philosophical community is not an exception and neither is any other philosophical community. There is a widespread notion in the West that philosophy originated in Greece and found its way throughout Europe, from where it migrated to Africa. This book argues that Philosophy did not migrate to African from anywhere but that it is radically native to all communities.



The chapters cover the erasure of African philosophy, African philosophical departures, the threat that Christianity has posed to African philosophy, African legal philosophy, African musical aesthetics and connections with classical philosophy. Arguing that the landscape of philosophy has a place not only for Africans but also for all human beings and that African philosophers are among the architects of this landscape, this book is an important read for scholars and students of African philosophy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Introduction



Chapter One



The Crisis of Philosophy: African Dimension



Chapter Two



Erasure of African Philosophy





Chapter Three



Post-colonial African Body





Chapter Four



The African and the Cost of Being a Christian





Chapter Five



Decolonizing African Legal Philosophy



Chapter Six



Musical Aesthetics in African Life





Chapter Seven



Would Socrates Recognize Us





Epilogue

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Author(s)

Biography

John Murungi is a Professor of Philosophy at Towson University, USA.