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Innocent I. Asouzu

The Heavy Burden Of Philosophy Beyond African Philosophy

ISBN 978-3-8258-0538-8
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2007
Seiten 336
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studies in African Philosophy

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-0538-8 Kategorien: , ,


The book explores the phenomenon of unintended ethnocentric commitment as
the Ibuaru (heavy burden) of philosophy, as a culture-related enterprise
in the age of globalization. With examples, the author shows the special
character of the problem beyond the classical issue of value-oriented bias
in inquiry. He delves into the consequences of the problem by relating it
to what he calls the „Tempelsian damage“ in African philosophy. Expounding
the thematic, he inquires into „the universal and categorical character
statements“, „raw and complementary cognitive ambiences“, „encrypted
phenomena“, „the arusi controversy“, „conceptual decolonization“,
„meaning, understanding and language“, „copycat-philosophy“, „origin and
nature of ideas“, etc.