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African origin of Greek philosophy

Innocent C. Onyewuenyi

African origin of Greek philosophy

an exercise in Afrocentrism

by Innocent C. Onyewuenyi

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Published by University of Nigeria Press in Nsukka, Nigeria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy, Ancient -- Egyptian influences.,
  • Philosophy, Egyptian.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-303) and index.

    Other titlesExercise in Afrocentrism
    Statementby Innocent Chilaka Onyewuenyi.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB178.5 .O59 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 320 p. :
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1211200M
    ISBN 109782299308
    LC Control Number94207452

    In the early sixteenth century the famous medieval traveller and scholar Leo Africanus (al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazan), who had travelled across most of North Africa giving detailed accounts of all that he saw there, suggested that the name ‘Africa’ was derived from the Greek word ‘a-phrike’, meaning ‘without cold’, or ‘without. The view of philosophy as a critical activity whose function embraces an interrogation of its own nature and meaning is undoubtedly a legacy of the Greek philosophers[2]. It is worth noting that African philosophy according to Hountondji, bears a direct relation to history and culture and that the reflection of African intelligentsia upon.

      The Memphite Theology is an African authoritative statement that contains the cosmology, theology and philosophy of the Ancient Egyptians (older than any religious text in the history of humanity) and should form the basis of classic African philosophy and taught in our universities, and not the carbon copies from Greece and elsewhere. chapter would study first the nature of philosophy, and analyse the meaning of the concept African. It would further enquire into the factors that stimulated the debate on African philosophy, the universality of philosophy and the philosophiness of African philosophy. 2. THE NATURE OF PHILOSOPHY Philosophy is from two Greek words: φιλο.

    Since the independence, most African countries have adopted educational systems that are identical to those of the colonial masters, thus rejecting and denying the importance of local and indigenous culture for education (Ngara ). The goal was to. Origen, the most important theologian and biblical scholar of the early Greek church. His greatest work is the Hexapla, which is a synopsis of six versions of the Old Testament. Origen was born of pagan parents, according to the Neoplatonist philosopher Porphyry, but of Christian parents.


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Have you ever doubted Greek origin of Western Philosophy or wondered about the irony that Greek government persecuted Socrates and Plato for corrupting the youth. This volume shows that African priest-scholars of the Egyptian Mystery System originated philosophy; that Thales, Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle lived in Africa and studied under these priests.

articulate a singular issue in this evolution—the originality of African philosophy, through Ancient Egypt and its influence on Greek philosophy. The African origin of Greek philosophy book sets about this task by first exposing the historical debate on the early beginnings of the philosophical enterprise.

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Philosophy was used to make sense out of the world in a non-religious way. It dealt with a wide variety of subjects, including astronomy, mathematics, political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, ontology.

Not only is the word philosophy not Greek, the practice of philosophy existed long before the Greeks. Imhotep, Ptahhotep, Amenemhat, Merikare, Duauf, Amenhotep, son of Hapu, Akhenaten, and the sage of Khunanup, are just a few of the African philosophers who lived long before there was a Greece or a Greek philosopher.

A Short History of African Philosophy discusses major ideas, figures, and schools of thought in philosophy in the African context. While drawing out critical issues in the formation of African philosophy, Barry Hallen focuses on recent scholarship and relevant debates that have made African philosophy critical to understanding the rich and complex cultural heritage of the continent.

Author: Ivan Van Sertima,Larry Obadele Williams; Publisher: Transaction Publishers ISBN: Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» This book, the first in a series of work on Africans, whose life and thought have left a major impact on the world, is devoted to the Senegalese physicist, historian and linguist, Dr.

Cheikh Anta Diop, who was born in Diourbel, Senegal. The African Origin of Greek Philosophy: An Exercise in Afrocentrism. Innocent C. Onyewuenyi. University of Nigeria Press () Buy the book $ used Amazon page: Call number BO59 ISBN(s) Emergent and Contentious Issues in African Philosophy: The Debate Revisited.

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This book reflects many years of engagement with the philosophical and —have long traditions of written history and civilizations older than Greek civilization; they also have a philosophical and religious literature of we look at a selection of recent critical developments in the history of African philosophy that has led to a more.

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.

of Greek philosophers is mere speculation; 4. The compilation of the history of Greek philosophy was the plan of Aristotle executed by his school. Chapter II So-called Greek Philosophy was Alien to the Greeks and their Conditions of Life The period of Greek philosophy (– B.C.) was a period of internal and external wars and.

The sitcoms you watch on TV have their roots in classical Greek comedy. The algorithms that fuel the Internet infrastructure you use are based on Greek mathematics.

The doctors that save lives every day first take an oath based on a treatise written by the Greek physician Hippocrates. Even the scientific method dates back to ancient Greece. this book will not concentrate on the debate over whether Egyptian culture A Short History of African Philosophy 4 1.

I use the term “African” to refer to scholarship that is speci¤cally concerned with the African continent and its cultures. “Africana” is a more inclusive term for scholarship re-lated to both Africa and the diaspora. These men's works together with Aristotle's metaphysics, which contained a critical summary of the doctrines of all preceding philosophers, seem to form the nucleus of a compilation of what has been called, the history of Greek philosophy (Zeller's Hist.

of Greek Phil.: Introduction p. 7–14). - The African Origin of Greek Philosophy: An Exercise in Afrocentrism: Innocent C. Onyewuenyi: : Books.

There were books in circulation that claimed that Socrates and Cleopatra were of African descent, and that Greek philosophy had actually been stolen from Egypt. Not only were these books being read and widely distributed; some of these ideas were being taught in schools and even in universities.The African origin of Greek philosophy: an exercise in Afrocentrism.

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You may have already requested this item.These included European intellectual and cultural icons who sat at the feet of African masters and went back to their native lands to spread the light they had seen from the so-called "dark continent". They came to learn the rudiments of science, mathematics, philosophy and all.

But don't expect to find this in orthodox history books.