This rich collection brings together many of the leading authorities on African political philosophy to present a variety of perspectives on this rapidly growing field. They seek to show that African philosophy can serve African people as a moral activity guided by the principles of practical reason in addressing problems of the basic structures of social, political, and economic institutions.
Teodros Kiros teaches Philosophy at Suffolk University, lectures at Boston University, and is an associate of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University He is the author of four books, and numerous articles. He is an editor of the journal New Political Science. His most recent book, Self-Construction and the Formation of Human Values, won the 1999 Michael Harrington book award.
"The essays gathered in this book demonstrate how much it is true that African philosophy can take its proper place in the academy." -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University
"The essays in thiis much needed volume offer encouraging signs. They are informed, insightful, and instructive. Academics and policymakers will find themselves challenged to turn political thought into political action." -- Lester P. Lee Jr. Northwestern University