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Title:Philosophy in Africa now
Editors:Gutema, BekeleISNI
Verharen, Charles C.ISNI
City of publisher:Addis Ababa
Publisher:Addis Ababa University Philosphical Studies
ISBN:146753157X; 9781467531573
Geographic terms:Africa
higher education
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This volume includes papers presented at a conference held at the German Cultural Institute (Goethe-Institut) in Addis Abbeba on June 23, 2010, as well as other papers selected for their expression of current thinking in Ethiopian philosophy. Following an introduction by Bekele Gutema and Charles C. Verharen, the papers are organized into five sections. Section I Philosophy of university education in Ethiopia: Philosophy and the future of African universities: ethics and imagination (Charles C. Verharen); Some thoughts on the African university (Bekele Gutema); The challenge and responsibility of universal otherness in African philosophy (Daniel Smith). Section II Philosphy and culture: Harnessing myth to rationality (Messay Kebede); The riddles of number nine among the Guji-Oromo culture (Taddesse Berisso); Sage philosophy, rationality and science: the case of Ethiopia (Charles C. Verharen). Section III Political philosophy: The spirit of Rousseau and Boorana political tradition: an exercise in understanding (Taddesse Lencho). Section IV Philosophy and religion: Encounter of Oromo with evangelical Christianity: a look at the meaning of conversion (Ezekiel Gebissa); Section V Philosophy and women: Should women love wisdom? Evaluating the Ethiopian wisdom tradition (Gail M. Presbey). Section VI Sage philosophy: The concept of peace in the Oromo 'Gadaa' system: its mechanisms and moral dimension (Tenna Dewo); Comparing Oromo and ancient Egyptian philosophy (Charles C. Verharen); Moral economy: an original economic form for the African condition (Teodros Kiros). [ASC Leiden abstract]