African Philosophy in Search of Identity

by D. A. Masolo

Published by: Indiana University Press

304 pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253207753
  • Published: August 1994


  • eBook
  • 9780253113788
  • Published: August 1994


" . . . a great read. It is masterfully presented, and is an ideal text both for advanced undergraduates and graduate students." —International Journal of African Historical Studies

" . . . a detailed, critical guide to fifty years of African philosophy . . . " —Teaching Philosophy

"Masolo offers an expansive and lucidly panoramic view of the origin and developments in African philosophy." —Africa Today

"The excellence of this book lies in the wealth of perspectives that it brings to the discussion on what constitutes philosophy, rationality, and meaningful reflection. It is both thought provoking and illuminating." —Ethics

A Kenyan philosopher surveys themes and debates in African philosophy over the last five decades. Masolo's purview includes Francophone and Anglophone philosophers in both the analytic and phenomenological traditions.