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Description - A Companion to African Philosophy by Kwasi Wiredu

This volume, comprised of 42 newly commissioned and 5 adapted essays, provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages. The essays encompass all the main branches of philosophy - logic, epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, religion, and politics, among others - as these have occupied the African mind in both communal and individual conceptions. A special feature of the volume is its historical dimension, including a substantial treatment of ancient African philosophy as encountered in ancient Egypt, an extended study of medieval North African thinkers, an enlightening discussion of pre-colonial African philosophy, and a history of African political thought in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A Companion to African Philosophy is unique in its depth and breadth of coverage. It is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to learn about African philosophy and its rich history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631207511
ISBN-10: 0631207511
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 180mm x 38mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kwasi Wiredu

Kwasi Wiredu is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida. His books include Philosophy and An African Culture (1981).

Books By Kwasi Wiredu

Philosophy African Culture by Kwasi Wiredu
Paperback, April 1980