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By Kwasi Wiredu

This quantity of newly commissioned essays presents complete assurance of African philosophy, ranging throughout disciplines and during the a long time.

  • Offers a particular old therapy of African philosophy.
  • Covers all of the major branches of philosophy as addressed within the African culture.
  • Includes bills of pre-colonial African philosophy and modern political thought.

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E. P. (1934) ‘‘Levy Bruhl’s Theory of Primitive Mentality,’’ Bulletin of the Faculty of Arts, University of Egypt. Evans-Pritchard, E. E. P. (1937) Witchcraft and Magic among the Azande (Oxford: Oxford University Press; abridged edn. 1976). ), Postcolonial African Philosophy (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers). Fanon, Frantz (1978) The Wretched of the Earth (London: Penguin Books). Fashina, Oladipo (1989) ‘‘Frantz Fanon and the Ethical Justification of Anti-Colonial Violence,’’ Social Theory and Practice, 15(2).

Evans-Pritchard, E. E. P. (1937) Witchcraft and Magic among the Azande (Oxford: Oxford University Press; abridged edn. 1976). ), Postcolonial African Philosophy (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers). Fanon, Frantz (1978) The Wretched of the Earth (London: Penguin Books). Fashina, Oladipo (1989) ‘‘Frantz Fanon and the Ethical Justification of Anti-Colonial Violence,’’ Social Theory and Practice, 15(2). Forde, Daryll (1954) African Worlds: Studies in the Cosmological Ideas and Social Values of African Peoples (Oxford: Oxford University Press; repr.

That refers to the systems of local rules or customs by which a particular society regulates human relations. Confusion sometimes occurs because the words ‘‘ethics’’ or ‘‘morality’’ are frequently used now with the first sense, now with the second, without due notice. With respect to ethics in the broad sense, it is easy to understand from what we said in the previous section that African ethics would be of a communalistic kind. A communalist ethic is one in which the interests of the individual are placed in a reciprocal adjustment with the interests of others in the community with reference to many specific circumstances of life and beyond the call of pure morality.

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