The primary focus of the book on traditional African conceptions of mind, person, personal identity, truth, knowledge, understanding, objectivity, and reality.
African Philosophy is a collection of previously unpublished essays that address epistemological and metaphysical concerns that have emerged from the sub-Saharan regions of Africa. The primary focus of the book is on traditional African conceptions of mind, person, personal identity, truth, knowledge, understanding, objectivity, and reality. The collection also discusses traditional African conceptions of causation, destiny, and free will.
Contributors1: Introduction: Seeing through the Conceptual Languages of Others2: K. Anthony Appiah: Akan and Euro-American Concepts of the Person3: Kwasi Wiredu: Truth and an African Language4: Segun Gbadegesin: An Outline of a Theory of Destiny5: Leke Adeofe: Personal Identity in African Metaphysics6: D. A. Masolo: The Concept of the Person in Luo Modes of Thought7: I. A. Menkiti: Physical and Metaphysical Understanding: Nature, Agency, and Causation in African Traditional Thought8: Albert Mosley: Witchcraft, Science, and the Paranormal in Contemporary African Philosophy9: Lee M. Brown: Understanding and Ontology in Traditional African ThoughtSelected Bibliography of Epistemological and Metaphysical Perspectives in African Philosophical ThoughtIndex of NamesIndex of Subjects