Philosophy in Africa and the African Diaspora

Albert Mosley and Stephen C. Ferguson

in The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195328998
Published online September 2011 | | DOI:

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Philosophy in Africa and the African Diaspora

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This part of the book focuses on the philosophy in Africa and African Diaspora. The text here states that Africana philosophy is broadly conceived to encompass African, Afro-Caribbean, and African American philosophy. It is a species of Africana intellectual thought. It has been argued that Africana philosophy developed in response to the false universalism of Western philosophy. This part of the book aims to provide a broad introduction to a significant area of African philosophy.

Keywords: Africana; African American philosophy; Afro-Caribean philosophy; Western philosophy; intellectual thought; African Diaspora

Article.  2087 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Non-Western Philosophy

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