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Beginning African Philosophy

The Case for African Philosophy- Past to Present

Elliott Wreh-Wilson

Beginning African Philosophy explores the nature and central features of African philosophy from the perspective of African philosophers, analyzing and assessing the importance of African philosophy, its subject matter, its major themes and concerns, and how those themes and concerns compare to those of Western philosophy. Beginning African Philosophy surveys the best-known responses to the questions: What is African philosophy? What are its central themes and concerns? What does it have in common with Western philosophy?
This book is ideal for philosophy students and those who care about the social, moral, religious, and philosophical implications of African wisdom traditions, particularly those of the sub-Saharan region.

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aCknowledgments My special thanks and gratitude to Professor Edmund Abegg and the Peter Lang reviewers who provided priceless suggestions that made this book possible. I also want to extend my heartfelt love and appreciation to my beloved wife, Lucinda, and the children for putting up with me throughout the years. interior_WrehWilson 13 1/30/12 9:43 PM interior_WrehWilson 14 1/30/12 9:43 PM

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