The Palgrave Handbook of African Philosophy

  • Adeshina Afolayan
  • Toyin Falola

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Preliminaries and Reappraisals

  3. Philosophical Traditions and African Philosophy

  4. Issues and Discourses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Workineh Kelbessa
      Pages 371-389
    3. Adeshina Afolayan
      Pages 391-403
    4. Pieter Boele van Hensbroek
      Pages 405-416
    5. Messay Kebede
      Pages 447-459
    6. Leonhard Praeg
      Pages 493-506
    7. Oluwatoyin Vincent Adepoju
      Pages 507-523
    8. Adeshina Afolayan
      Pages 525-537
    9. Helen Lauer
      Pages 539-553
  5. African Development and African Philosophy

  6. African Philosophy and the Curriculum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 681-681
    2. Kai Horsthemke
      Pages 683-701

About this book


This handbook investigates the current state and future possibilities of African Philosophy, as a discipline and as a practice, vis-à-vis the challenge of African development and Africa’s place in a globalized, neoliberal capitalist economy. The volume offers a comprehensive survey of the philosophical enterprise in Africa, especially with reference to current discourses, arguments and new issues—feminism and gender, terrorism and fundamentalism, sexuality, development, identity, pedagogy and multidisciplinarity, etc.—that are significant for understanding how Africa can resume its arrested march towards decolonization and liberation.   


Africa African culture African history culture Hegel history history of philosophy identity Kant non-western philosophy philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Adeshina Afolayan
    • 1
  • Toyin Falola
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IbadanIbadanNigeria
  2. 2.The University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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