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Akan and Euro‐American Concepts of the Person

K. Anthony Appiah

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.003.0002
 Akan and Euro‐American Concepts of the Person

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This essay explores the theories of the person within Western and Akan traditions. It identifies six obstacles to theory comparison. It argues that there may be no non-question begging way of comparing theories since these theories themselves play key roles in understanding how each is to be used.

Keywords: person; Western tradition; theory comparison; Akan

Chapter.  5757 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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