Teaching African Philosophy alongside Western Philosophy: Some Advice about Topics and Texts

South African Journal of Philosophy 35 (4):490-500 (2016)
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In this article, I offer concrete suggestions about which topics, texts, positions, arguments and authors from the African philosophical tradition one could usefully put into conversation with ones from the Western, especially the Anglo-American. In particular, I focus on materials that would make for revealing and productive contrasts between the two traditions. My aim is not to argue that one should teach by creating critical dialogue between African and Western philosophers, but rather is to provide strategic advice, supposing that is a sensible goal to adopt.

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Thaddeus Metz
University of Pretoria


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