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Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions

by Polycarp Ikuenobe

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Published by Lexington Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Social, group or collective psychology,
  • Philosophy,
  • General,
  • Africa,
  • Philosophy, African,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Communalism,
  • Ethnic Studies - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7913736M
    ISBN 100739114921
    ISBN 109780739114926

    Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, April ), xi+ pages. Reviews: (i) International Journal of African Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2, , pp. philosophical appraisal of African culture and values is not only apt and timely, but also appropriate. Moreover, the centrality of the place of values in African culture as a heritage that is passed down from one generation to another, will be highlighted.

    Traditional African communalism and the Neo-communal spirit in Africa, , , , Philosophy, Communalism in traditional African Societies has become a common theme in most discourses on African Philosophy. This has made it crucial that detailed studies be done on this way of life to establish its underlying philosophical tenets and its impact on . Brown () African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives Hallen () The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful Ikuenobe, Polycarp () Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions Jeffers, Chike () Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy.

    Ikuenobe seeks to alleviate prejudices about the culture, he says. The celebrated researcher also has published one singly authored book Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions, six edited books and more than 60 articles in books and international philosophical . The Re-Birth of African Moral Traditions Okpalike 3 Western and Eastern Moral Traditions Moral traditions are patterns of moral judgements of human actions. As traditions, they may be expected to have the character of being handed on from generation to generation but it may not be so in the sphere of western morality.


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Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions by Polycarp Ikuenobe Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book provides a philosophical analysis of the idea of communalism as a dominant philosophical theme in various African cultures. It argues that the idea of communalism, which is the basis for the now popular African saying, 'it takes a village to raise a child,' may be seen as a conceptual framework and the foundation for African ideas, values, thought and belief by: This book provides a philosophical analysis of the idea of communalism as a dominant philosophical theme in various African cultures.

It argues that the idea of communalism, which is the basis for the now popular African saying, 'it takes a village to raise a child, ' may be seen as a conceptual framework and the foundation for African ideas, values, thought and belief systems.

Philosophical perspectives on communalism and morality in African traditions. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Polycarp Ikuenobe. Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions Article (PDF Available) in African American Review 41(4) December with Reads How we.

Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, pp. $ This book is a much-needed conceptual and pragmatic study of the existence and significance of African communalism and philosophy.

Buy Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions by Polycarp Ikuenobe from Waterstones today.

Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ This book examines the idea of communalism in African cultures as a dominant philosophical theme that provides the conceptual foundation for African traditional moral thoughts, moral education, values, beliefs, conceptions of reality, practices, ways of life, and the now popular African saying, 'it takes a village to raise a child.'.

Review of Polycarp Ikuenobe, Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions. [REVIEW] Thaddeus Metz - - Journal of Contemporary African Studies 26 (2) Internationalism and the Rationality of African Metaphysical Beliefs. African Communalism: A Philosophical Analysis.

In this chapter, we shall discuss the views of various scholars on the issue of African Communalism. First of all, evidences abound that communalism is not solely African because the notion of communalism is deduced in the philosophies of those who are not Africans.

Description: This book examines the idea of communalism in African cultures as a dominant philosophical theme that provides the conceptual foundation for African traditional moral thoughts, moral education, values, beliefs, conceptions of reality, practices, ways of life, and the now popular African saying, 'it takes a village to raise a child.

Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions, 10 he identifies, beyond the standard radical versus moderate standpoints, multiple senses of communalism.

Polycarp Ikuenobe is a professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA. He is the author of Philosophical Perspectives of Communalism and Morality in African Traditions (Lexington Books ) and has published dozens of articles in many areas of philosophy.

within the oral tradition of African thought. These two developments coexist with some tension within the internal philosophical debate, but by virtue of that dialectical tension African philosophy itself begins to take on a particular shape.

Among other recent themes are African socialism, the idea of the “post-African philosophy. Moral Foundations of an African Culture.

In Person and Community: Ghanaian Philosophical Studies 1, ed. Kwasi Wiredu and Kwame Gyekye, – Washington, DC: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. The notion of ubuntu and communalism is of great importance in anAfrican educational discourse, as well as inAfrican Philosophy of Education and in Africanphilosophical discourse.

Ubuntu is aphilosophy that promotes the common good ofsociety and includes humanness as an essentialelement of human growth. In African culture the community always comesfirst. He lists about 40 characteristics of African communalism in contrast with Western individualism (Van der Walt, ).

These characteristics are what Steyne calls the “practice of community” and also “man understands community holistically”. But what is the basis of man’s communalism in Africa. Review of 'Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions,' by Polycarp Ikuenobe Department of Pan-African Studies Open Access Kent State.

African communalism is a moral doctrine that also values human dignity, rights, and responsibilities, according to philosopher Polycarp Ikuenobe. Ikuenobe argues that, "African communalism does not necessarily see a conflict between individuals and community; they are mutually supportive, and people are required to have the moral attitude of.

Philosophical perspectives on communalism and morality in African traditions. Emmanuel M Mulenga; Sociology; ; VIEW 7 EXCERPTS. HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL. No Future Without Forgiveness. Desmond Tutu; Sociology; ; VIEW 5 EXCERPTS.

HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL. Ethics in an African context, in Kretzschmar. African philosophy is the philosophical discourse produced by indigenous Africans and their descendants, including African Americans.

African philosophers may be found in the various academic fields of philosophy, such as metaphysics, epistemology, moral philosophy, and political particular subject that many African philosophers have written about is that on the. This book is a study in the methodology of philosophical inquiry.

It expounds and defends the thesis that systematization is the proper instrument of philosophical inquiry and that the effective pursuit of philosophy's mission calls for constructing a doctrinal system that answers our questions in a coherent and comprehensive s: 1.Communalism in traditional African Societies has become a common theme in most discourses on African Philosophy.

This has made it crucial that detailed studies be done on this way of life to establish its underlying philosophical tenets and its impact on the people and societies in Africa.In his Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions,10 he identifies, beyond the standard radical versus moderate standpoints, multiple senses of communalism.

But even he does not, in the final analysis, escape the lumping together of different theses. First, he seems to defend some variant of “the African.