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- DescriptionThis book examines the tion of an African philosophy, beginning with a critique of the assumptions behind this phrase and of the existing debate about African philosophy. This leads to enquiry about the rise, establishment and maintenance of philosophy. Relations between consent to a theory of truth presupposed to philosophy and Western truth-claims in science, religion and human rights are studied. The relation of this to successful techlogy as vital for African development, but calling for the corresponding mental approach, is insisted upon. The book ends with stress on the central role of analogy in philosophical science and as a point of contact with African mythical tradition.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Stephen Theron was born in England in 1939. He studied philosophy at Leeds, Pittsburgh and Stockholm and has taught at universities in Colombia, Sudan, South Africa and Lesotho. He is the author of Morals as Founded on Natural Law (P. Lang 1987), The Recovery of Purpose (1993) and Philosophy or Dialectic? (1994), as well as of some forty journal and reference articles. He lives in Stockholm, where he teaches at the diocesan seminary.
- Author(s)Stephen Theron
- PublisherPeter Lang GmbH
- Date of Publication01/09/1995
- Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
- Country of PublicationGermany
- First Published1995
- ImprintPeter Lang GmbH
- Weight220 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
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