Themes, Issues And Problems In African Philosophy by Isaac E. UkpokoloThemes, Issues And Problems In African Philosophy by Isaac E. Ukpokolo

Themes, Issues And Problems In African Philosophy

byIsaac E. Ukpokolo

Hardcover | February 10, 2017

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This volume provides the key to a deepened discourse on philosophy in Africa. Available literature and academic practice in African philosophy since the 1960s have largely featured discourses in the areas of origin, general meaning and nature of the discipline, with little attention given to specialized areas. By contrast, this book examines a noticeable shifting focus from such general concerns to more specific subject-matter, in such areas as epistemology, moral philosophy, metaphysics, aesthetics, and social and political philosophy in the light of the African experience. The volume includes specific discourses from expert contributors on the nature, history and scope of African ethics and metaphysics, while also discussing particular themes in African epistemology, philosophy of education, existentialism and political philosophy.  Researchers seeking for new perspective on African philosophy will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

Isaac E. Ukpokolo is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He specialises in Epistemology, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Culture. He is the author of several essays published in learned journals including the Journal of Black Studies, and Cultura: International Journal of the Philosophy of Culture and Axiology.
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Title:Themes, Issues And Problems In African PhilosophyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:399 pagesPublished:February 10, 2017Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319407953

ISBN - 13:9783319407951

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Table of Contents

  1. Revisiting the Terms of African Philosophy

C.B.N. Ogbogbo

  1. Metaphysics in Africa: Traditional and Modern Discussions

Wilfred Lajul

  1. Critical Notes on the Metaphysics of Metallurgy in an African Culture

Omotade Adegbindin

  1. An Overview of African Ethics

Thaddeus Metz

  1. Transnational Ethics, Justice and Anyiam-Osigwe's Philosophy of the Family

Ronald Olufemi Badru

  1. Towards an African Moral Theory

Thaddeus Metz

    An African Theory of Knowledge

Anselm K. Jimoh

  1. Epistemic Insight from an African Way of Knowing

Peter A. Ikhane

  1. The Imperative of Epistemic Decolonization in Contemporary Africa

Abosede Priscilla Ipadeola

  1. A Gendered Interrogation of Virtue Ascription in an African Thought System

Isaac E. Ukpokolo

  1. Women Agency and the Re-negotiation of Gender Depiction in an African Media Space

Benjamin Timi Olujohungbe

  1. The Imperative of Developing African Eco-philosophy

Kevin Behrens

    The Nature of African Aesthetics

Mathew A. Izibili

  1. Philosophy and Existence in an African Condition
Anthony Akinwale

  1. Human Life and the Question of Meaning in African Existentialism

Monday Lewis Igbafen

  1. Western Specifications, African Approximations: Time, Color and Existential Attitudes

Elvis Imafidon

    Probable Limits of Particularism in African Existential Discourse

Wale Olajide

  1. Philosophy in Africa and the Challenge of Development
  2. Peter A. Ikhane

    1. Political Philosophy and the African Experience
    Joseph Osei

    1. Concepts of Justice in Africa: Past and Present

    Anke Graness

      African Worldview and the Question of Democratic Substance

    Christopher O. Agulanna & Peter Osimiri

    1. Philosophy: Interrogating the Public Space and Culture

    O. B. Lawuyi