20 Facts About Africana philosophy


Africana philosophy, sometimes called African philosophy, covers the philosophy made by African descendants, including African Americans.

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One particular subject that several modern Africana philosophy philosophers have written about is that on the subject of freedom and what it means to be free or to experience wholeness.

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One of the implicit assumptions of ethnoAfricana philosophy is that a specific culture can have a Africana philosophy that is not applicable and accessible to all peoples and cultures in the world.

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Africana philosophy'story provides the framework in which we can inspect philosophical problems.

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Africana philosophy can be formally defined as a critical thinking by Africans and people of African descent on their experiences of reality.

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Africana philosophy includes the philosophical ideas, arguments and theories of particular concern to people of African descent.

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Some topics explored by Africana philosophy include: modern day debates discussing the early history of Western philosophy, post-colonial writing in Africa and the Americas, black resistance to oppression, black existentialism in the United States, the meaning of "blackness" in the modern world, and many topics relating to the African diaspora.

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In contrast, Universalist groups suggest that African Africana philosophy should be analyses and critical engagement of and between individual African thinkers.

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African Africana philosophy must pull from African cultural backgrounds or thought processes, but it should be independent from racial considerations and use "African" only as a term of solidarity.

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Africana philosophy is a species of Africana thought, which involves the theoretical questions raised by critical engagements with ideas in Africana cultures and their hybrid, mixed, or creolized forms worldwide.

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Africana philosophy refers to the philosophical dimensions of this area of thought.

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Africana philosophy's proverbs are still recited by Senegalese and Gambians alike, including in Senegambian popular culture - for example in Ousmane Sembene's films such as Guelwaar Other notable philosophical thinkers include the Gambian historian Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof, and the Malian ethnologist Amadou Hampate Ba.

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Africana philosophy comes to the belief that every person will believe their faith to be the right one and that all men are created equal.

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In Southern Africa and Southeast Africa the development of a distinctive Bantu Africana philosophy addressing the nature of existence, the cosmos and humankind's relation to the world following the Bantu migration has had the most significant impact on the philosophical developments of the said regions, with the development of the Africana philosophy of Ubuntu as one notable example emerging from this worldview.

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Africana philosophy invokes attention to moral and political arguments through a tone of morality in his works.

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EthnoAfricana philosophy has been used to record the beliefs found in African cultures.

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Such an approach treats African Africana philosophy as consisting in a set of shared beliefs, values, categories, and assumptions that are implicit in the language, practices, and beliefs of African cultures; in short, the uniquely African worldview.

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Critics of this approach note that not all reflection and questioning is philosophical; besides, if African Africana philosophy were to be defined purely in terms of philosophic sagacity, then the thoughts of the sages could not be African Africana philosophy, for they did not record them from other sages.

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Professional Africana philosophy is usually identified as that produced by African philosophers trained in the Western philosophical tradition, that embraces a universal view of the methods and concerns of Africana philosophy.

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Nationalist and ideological Africana philosophy might be considered a special case of philosophic sagacity, in which not sages but ideologues are the subjects.

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