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Over the past few decades, there has been much effort put forth by philosophers to answer the question, Is there an African philosophy? Bruce B. Janz boldly changes this central question to What is it to do philosophy in this (African) place? in Philosophy in an African Place. Janz argues that African philosophy has spent a lot of time trying to define what African philosophy is, and in doing so has ironically been unable to properly conceptualize African lived experience. He goes on to claim that such conceptualization can only occur when the central question is changed from the spatial to a new, platial one. Philosophy in an African Place both opens up new questions within the field, and also establishes philosophy-in-place, a mode of philosophy which begins from the places in which concepts have currency and shows how a truly creative philosophy can emerge from focusing on questioning, listening, and attending to difference. This innovative new approach to African philosophy will be useful not only to African and African-American philosophers, but also to scholars interested in any cultural, intercultural, or national philosophical projects.

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Philosophy in an African Place shifts the central question of African philosophy from _Is there an African philosophy?_ to _What is it to do philosophy in this (African) place?_ This book both opens up new questions within the field and also establishes _philosophy-in-place_, a mode of philosophy which begins from the places in which concepts have currency and shows how a truly creative philosophy can emerge from focusing on questioning, listening, and attention to difference.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739136683
Author:
Janz, Bruce B.
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Subject:
Philosophy, african
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x.90 in. 1.20 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Philosophy in an African Place shifts the central question of African philosophy from _Is there an African philosophy?_ to _What is it to do philosophy in this (African) place?_ This book both opens up new questions within the field and also establishes _philosophy-in-place_, a mode of philosophy which begins from the places in which concepts have currency and shows how a truly creative philosophy can emerge from focusing on questioning, listening, and attention to difference.
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