African Philosophy in World History (paperback)
Product DescriptionBy Theophile Obenga
This book documents the role which Africans played in transmitting knowledge to the world. Written by on of Africa's most respected scholars, the book is an invaluable resource for those who are already converted to the truth of the centricity of African people in the development and dissemination of human knowledge and philosophy. In this phenomenal book, Theophile Obenga discusses issues that include the various philosophical movements among the peoples of Africa, the role of Imhotep as the first philosopher and architect in human history, the education of Aristotle in Egypt, the transmission of philosophy along the legendary Nile, the concept and practice of Maat, and the seminal work of Chiekh Anta Diop who linked Africa's quintessential past to the present body of human knowledge. In this work, Obenga succedds in advancing a new approach to the study and understanding of African philosophy.