The Idea of Africa (African Systems of Thought). First of all, this book doesn't quite live up to its title - I expected Mudimbe to write about the invention of the concept of Africa, which he chose as a topic for his book 'The Idea of Africa.
The Idea of Africa (African Systems of Thought). It also doesn't really attempt to establish any sort of theory of how African philosophy has developed and exists today.
The invention of africa. This book evolved accidentally, as a result of an invitation to prepare a survey of African philosophy. James Fernandez Luc de Heusch John Middleton. INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS Bloomington and Indianapolis JAMES CURREY London. Strictly speaking, the notion of African philosophy refers to contributions of Africans practicing philosophy within the defined framework of the discipline and its historical tradition (Horton, 1976; Hountondji, 1977).
What is the meaning of Africa and being an African? . Mudimbe goes beyond the classic issues of African anthropology or history.
What is the meaning of Africa and being an African? What is and what is not African philosophy? Is philosophy part of Africanism? . He says that the book attempts an archeology of African gnosis as a system of knowledge in which major philosophical questions recently have arisen: first, concerning the form, the content, and the style of Africanizing knowledge; second, concerning the status of traditional systems of thought. He is directly concerned with the processes of transformation of different types of knowledge.
The Invention of Africa book. Mudimbe himself continually pulls the lines of thought together and sets the stage for our next adventure This book was received just as promised. The condition was good, and the delivery was timely. Thanks for the great product.
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The Idea of Africa, African Systems of Thought, Indiana University Press, (1994)
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International Journal of African Historical Studies "Mudimbe's description of the struggles over Africa's self-invention are vivid and rewarding. From Blyden to Sartre, Temples to Senghor, Mudimbe provides a bold and versatile resume of Africa's literary inventors. Village Voice Literary Supplement. a landmark achievement in African studies. 13. I Discourse of power and knowledge of otherness.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS Bloomington and Indianapolis JAMES CURREY London. The invention of africa.
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