A Companion to African Philosophy

A Companion to African Philosophy

Editor(s): Kwasi Wiredu

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631207511

Online ISBN: 9780470997154

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997154

About this Book

This volume of newly commissioned essays provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages.


  • Offers a distinctive historical treatment of African philosophy.
  • Covers all the main branches of philosophy as addressed in the African tradition.
  • Includes accounts of pre-colonial African philosophy and contemporary political thought.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: HISTORY

  2. Part II: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES

  3. Part III: LOGIC, EPSTEMOLOGY, AND METAPHYSICS

  4. Part IV: THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

  5. Part V: ETHICS AND AESTHETICS

  6. Part VI: POLITICS

  7. Part VII: SPECIAL TOPICS

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