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African philosophy and thought systems : a search for a culture and philosophy of belonging

Munyaradzi Mawere author. Tapuwa R. Mubaya author.


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  • Title:
    African philosophy and thought systems : a search for a culture and philosophy of belonging
  • Author: Munyaradzi Mawere author.
  • Tapuwa R. Mubaya author.
  • Description: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 - What Philosophy Is and Is Not; Definition(s) of philosophy: An unfinished business; The two senses of philosophy; Why studying philosophy?; Fields of philosophy; a) Metaphysics; (b) Epistemology; (c) Axiology; What philosophy is not; Conclusion; Chapter 2 - Africa and its Philosophical Thought: Nature, Scope and Pragmatics; Does Africa really exist?; Nature and scope of African philosophy; African philosophy and pragmatics; Conclusion; Chapter 3 - African Philosophy, Debates, and Henry Odera Oruka's Four Trends
    Henry Odera Oruka's trends of African PhilosophyNationalistic-ideological philosophy; Conclusion; Chapter 4 - Philosophical Genres and Movements in Africa; Introduction; Ethiopian philosophy; Bantu philosophy; MA'AT philosophy; Yoruba philosophy; African philosophy and movements; Pan-Africanism; Conclusion; Chapter 5 - Ubuntu/Unhu/Vumunhu : A Principal Moral Compass for the southern African World; Introduction; Interrogating the philosophy of ubuntu/unhu/vumunhu; Ubuntu as Africa's moral compass; Applicability of ubuntu philosophy; The perceived negative side of ubuntu; Conclusion
    Chapter 6 - Pan-Africanism and the Search for Africa's Framework for Sustainable DevelopmentIntroduction; An exposition of Pan-Africanism; Ideological and philosophical development of Pan-Africanism; Objectives of Pan-Africanism; Unpacking sustainability; Understanding development; What is sustainable development?; Pan-Africanism as a driver of sustainable development in Africa: Successes and failures; Some of the successes of Pan-Africanism; Agenda 2063; Taking stock of the failures of Pan-Africanism; Conclusion; Chapter 7 - Nyerereism: A Blend of African Communalism and Socialism
    IntroductionUnmasking Nyerere's ideological background; Socialism: Conceptual analysis; African socialism: In search for a definition; The nexus between socialism and communalism; The pitfalls of African socialism; Conclusion; Chapter 8 - Nkrumahism: A Search for the Logic of African Unity and Consciencism; Profiling Kwame Nkrumah; Kwame Nkrumah's philosophical political ideas; The fall of Kwame Nkrumah; The continued relevance of Kwame Nkrumah's philosophy to Africa; Conclusion; Chapter 9 - African Philosophy, Cultural Identity and Globalisation: Confronting Fear, Terror, and Uncertainty
    African philosophy as the birth-bed of African cultural identityGlobalisation and Africa; Globalisation: Fear, terror and uncertainty; African philosophy, renaissance and education: Neutralising globalisation; Conclusion; Chapter 10 - Democracy and Human Rights Talk: Africa's Post-colonial Challenge; Introduction; Democracy and human rights: Theoretical analysis; Democracy and human as Africa's twin post-colonial problems; Conclusion; References; Back cover
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publisher: Mankon, Bamenda : Langaa Research & Publishing CIG
  • Format: 1 online resource (260 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 9956-763-15-2
  • Subjects: Philosophy, African; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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