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Author Imbo, Samuel Oluoch, 1961-
Title An introduction to African philosophy / Samuel Oluoch Imbo.
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c1998.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  B5305 .I43 1998    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  B5305 .I43 1998    AVAILABLE  
Author Imbo, Samuel Oluoch, 1961-
Subject Philosophy, African.
Description xvii, 157 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-153) and index.
ISBN 0847688402 (alk. paper)
0847688410 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 38048413
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction 
Ch. 1How Is African Philosophy to Be Defined?3
  What Is Philosophy?3
  Ethnophilosophical Approaches8
  Universalist Definitions of African Philosophy17
  Hermeneutical Orientations27
  Various Classifications of African Philosophy34
  The Politics of Defining African Philosophy43
Ch. 2Is Ethnophilosophy Really Philosophy?53
  Cheikh Anta Diop: An Afrocentric Historiography56
  John S. Mbiti: A Religious Ethnography60
  Ogotemmeli's Cosmology64
  The Critics of Ethnophilosophy68
Ch. 3Is African Philosophy Unique?75
  Uniqueness as Negative: Placide Tempels Revisited77
  Uniqueness as Positive: Leopold Sedar Senghor81
  The Dangers of Uniqueness: Paulin Hountondji85
  Africa in the House of Philosophy: Kwame Anthony Appiah88
Ch. 4What Should the Language(s) of African Philosophy Be?97
  Language as Collective Memory Bank99
  Written Language and Oral Language103
  In Defense of African Languages: Ngugi wa Thiong'o110
  In Defense of European Languages: Chinua Achebe116
Ch. 5Are There Connections Among African, African American, and Feminist Philosophies?123
  Connections with African American Philosophy: A Tradition Born Out of Struggle126
  Connections with Feminism: Feminist Critiques of Western Philosophy133
 Conclusion143
 References147
 Index155
 About the Author158