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Title:African philosophy
Editor:Rettová, AlenaISNI
Periodical:Journal of African Cultural Studies (ISSN 1369-6815)
City of publisher:Abingdon
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Geographic term:Africa
political philosophy
Swahili language
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjac20/28/2
Abstract:African philosophy constitutes a rich intellectual field with a great inner diversity. It presents original perspectives on humanity, on knowledge and truth, and on the world as such. To understand and develop especially these trends of African philosophy which are independent of Western philosophy, it is important to understand how African traditions of thought are anchored in African cultures, histories, literatures, and internal power dynamics. This special issue contains contributions to several areas of African philosophy: the history of African philosophy (Graness); political philosophy (Kasanda, Marzagora, and Žák); and the intersection between philosophy and literature (Coughlin, Rettová, and Vierke). Contributions: Writing the history of philosophy in Africa: where to begin? (Anke Graness); Applying the weapon of theory: comparing the philosophy of Julius Kambarage Nyerere and Kwame Nkrumah (Tomás Frantisek Žák); The humanism of reconstruction: African intellectuals, decolonial critical theory and the opposition to the 'posts' (postmodernism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism) (Sara Marzagora); Exploring Pan-Africanism's theories: from race-based solidarity to political unity and beyond (Albert Kasanda); Dancing in their own style? Philosophy in Euphrase Kezilahabi's Nagona/Mzingile and the uses of postcolonial discourse in its analysis (David Coughlin); A solitary war? Genre, community and philosophy in Swahili culture (Alena Rettová); From across the ocean: considering travelling literary figurations as part of Swahili intellectual history (Clarissa Vierke). [ASC Leiden abstract]