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African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives

Lee M. Brown


This book features a collection of essays that seek to provide accurate and well-developed characterizations of the epistemological and metaphysical concerns that shaped the conceptual languages and philosophical thought of sub-Saharan Africa. A common theme between the essays is that a word shared by different cultures can have different extensions while being taken to have the same sense. It is argued that the ability to appreciate or understand the conceptual languages of others is influenced by the extent to which this content is viewed from the perspectives of the native users of the lang ... More

Keywords: sub-Saharan Africa, epistemology, metaphysics, conceptual language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195114409
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/019511440X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee M. Brown, editor