Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy
by George Yancy
Publication Date: Jul 02, 2014
List Price: $41.99
Format: Paperback, 214 pages
Imprint: State University of New York Press
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Parent Company: State University of New York
A groundbreaking contribution to the discipline of philosophy, this volume presents a collection of philosophical essays written in indigenous African languages by professional African philosophers with English translations on the facing pages—demonstrating the linguistic and conceptual resources of African languages for a distinctly African philosophy.
Hailing from five different countries and writing in six different languages, the seven authors featured include some of the most prominent African philosophers of our time. They address a range of topics, including the nature of truth, different ways of conceiving time, the linguistic status of proverbs, how naming practices work, gender equality and inequality in traditional society, the relationship between language and thought, and the extent to which morality is universal or culturally variable.