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Author Masolo, D. A.

Title Self and community in a changing world / D.A. Masolo
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 343 pages)
Contents Philosophy and indigenous knowledge -- Philosophy and the orders of consciousness -- Revaluation of values and the demand for liberties -- Understanding personhood : an African philosophical anthropology -- Juok as the moral foundation of personhood -- Two forms of communitarianism : a comparison -- In lieu of a conclusion : a village symposium on experience
Summary Revisiting African philosophy's classic questions, D.A. Masolo advances understandings of what it means to be human -- whether of African or other origin. Masolo reframes indigenous knowledge as diversity: How are we to understand the place and structure of consciousness? How does the everyday color the world we know? Where are the boundaries between self and other, universal and particular, and individual and community? From here, he takes a dramatic turn toward Africa's current political situation and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communitarianism -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Philosophical anthropology -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253004527 (electronic bk.)
9780253004529 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)