Cultural universals and particulars an African perspective / Kwasi Wiredu

Author(s): Wiredu, Kwasi
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Philosophy, Akan
Akan (African people)--Religion
Akan (African people)--Social conditions
Philosophy, African
Universalism
Particularism (Theology)
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1996
Series: African systems of thought
LC Classification: B
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: The Universal and the Particular 1
2. A Philosophical Perspective on the Concept of Human Communication 13
3. Are There Cultural Universals? 21
4. The Biological Foundation of Universal Norms 34
5. Universalism and Particularism in Religion from an African Perspective 45
6. Custom and Morality: A Comparative Analysis of Some African and Western Conceptions of Morals 61
7. Formulating Modern Thought in African Languages: Some Theoretical Considerations 81
8. The Concept of Truth in the Akan Language 105
9. African Philosophical Tradition: A Case Study of the Akan 113
10. The Need for Conceptual Decolonization in African Philosophy 136
11. Post-Colonial African Philosophy 145
12. An Akan Perspective on Human Rights 157
13. Philosophy and the Political Problem of Human Rights 172
14. Democracy and Consensus: A Plea for a Non-Party Polity 182
15. Postscript: Reflections on Some Reactions 191
Notes 211
Index 231
Alternate Titles: Issued in other form: Original (DLC) 96014528 (OCoLC)34474364
Additional Authors: NetLibrary, Inc
Notes: Invalid LCCN: 96014528
ISBN: 0585001375 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0253332095
ISBN: 0253210801
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-229) and index
Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 1999. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries
Physical Description: 237 p. ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 42854074
ISBN/ISSN: 0585001375
0253332095
0253210801

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