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Understanding African Philosophy

Author : Richard H. Bell
ISBN : 0415939372
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Hikima Journal Of Multidisciplinary Discourses

Author : The Department of Philosophy , Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria
ISBN : 9780244046989
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The Oxford Encyclopedia Of African Thought

Author : Abiola Irele
ISBN : 9780195334739
Genre : History
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From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study.

The Death Penalty From An African Perspective

Author : Fainos Mangena
ISBN : 9781622732623
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is about an African philosophical examination of the death penalty debate. In a 21st century world where the notion of human right is primed, this book considers the question of the death penalty in two sub-Saharan African countries namely, Zimbabwe and Nigeria, notorious for their poor human right records. This edited collection comprises of 11 essays from Zimbabwean and Nigerian philosophers. As opinions continue to divide over the retention or abolition of the death penalty, these African philosophers attempt to localise this debate by raising the following questions: What is the meaning of life in the African place? Is it proper to take the human life under any guise at all? Who has the right to take the human life? Can the death penalty be justified on the bases of African cultures? Why should it be abolished? Why should it be retained? Indeed, this book is the first of its kind to engage the tumultuous issue of capital punishment in the postcolonial Africa and from the African philosophical point of view.

Saint Paul

Author : Alain Badiou
ISBN : 0804744718
Genre : Philosophy
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In this bold and provocative work, French philosopher Alain Badiou proposes a startling reinterpretation of St. Paul. For Badiou, Paul is neither the venerable saint embalmed by Christian tradition, nor the venomous priest execrated by philosophers like Nietzsche: he is instead a profoundly original and still revolutionary thinker whose invention of Christianity weaves truth and subjectivity together in a way that continues to be relevant for us today. In this work, Badiou argues that Paul delineates a new figure of the subject: the bearer of a universal truth that simultaneously shatters the strictures of Judaic Law and the conventions of the Greek Logos. Badiou shows that the Pauline figure of the subject still harbors a genuinely revolutionary potential today: the subject is that which refuses to submit to the order of the world as we know it and struggles for a new one instead.

Educations And Their Purposes

Author : Roger T. Ames
ISBN : UOM:39015076109944
Genre : Philosophy
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Education is the point of departure for the cultivation of human culture in all of its different forms. Although there are many contested conceptions of what is meant by a good education, there are few people who would challenge the premise that education is a good thing in which we should heavily invest. In this volume, representatives of different cultures and with alternative conceptions of human realization explore themes at the intersection of a changing world, the values we would choose to promote and embody, and the ways in which we educate the next generation. Chapters included in Part I, "Education, Relationality, and Diversity," examine the growing intellectual awareness of a pervasive interdependence amid diversity in all aspects of the human experience brought on by the unrelenting processes of globalization. Although the discipline of philosophy has moved over recent years to reconsider the important role of affect in the project of philosophizing, this long-neglected aspect of human experience has taken on new life within philosophies of education. One of the most distinguished voices in the philosophy of emotions offers a sustained reflection in the opening chapter to Part II, "Educating Emotions: The Phenomenology of Feelings." Like emotions, human somaticity has been an overlooked area of philosophical reflection in the important business of education. In Part III, East Asian traditions of thought that have never committed to the familiar mind-body dualism are appealed to as a resource for rethinking the body in education. The tension between personal authenticity and indoctrination in the role that education plays in preparing a person for a successful life is the subject of Part IV, "Creativity and Habilitation," followed by chapters on the mutual accommodation of different approaches to education. The final essays discuss the role of aesthetic sensibilities in moral development with the theme.

Bioethics Across Borders

Author : Chikezie Onuoha
ISBN : 9155468691
Genre : Medical
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South African Journal Of Philosophy

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ISBN : UOM:39015066110829
Genre : Philosophy
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Author : K. K. Dompere
ISBN : UCR:31210021951627
Genre : Philosophy, African
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International Studies In Philosophy

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113518513
Genre : Philosophy
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