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Introduction

Lee M. Brown

in African Philosophy

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195114409
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785827 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019511440X.003.0001
 Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the goals of this collection of essays, which include the characterization of the epistemological and metaphysical concerns that shaped the conceptual languages and philosophical thought of sub-Saharan Africa. It discusses Eurocentric characterizations of African cultures, institutionalization of racialism in the West, and the concepts of philosophy and conceptual language. It then presents an overview of the essays included in this volume.

Keywords: sub-Saharan Africa; conceptual language; Eurocentric view; African cultures

Chapter.  7257 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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