Peter Adamson, Jonardon Ganeri, and Chike Jeffers present the philosophical traditions of India, Africa, and the African Diaspora. Further reading and info at www.historyofphilosophy.net.
HAP 105 - Meeting the Gaze - Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin White Masks
Frantz Fanon combines existentialist philosophy and psychiatry to diagnose the condition of the colonialized target of racism.
HAP 104 - In Unity Lies Strength - Kwame Nkrumah
The first leader of independent Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, writes against neocolonialism and in favor of socialism and Pan-Africanism.
HAP 103 - A Federal Case - Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo
Two Nigerian activists lead the struggle for independence, and clash over the competing values of national unity and ethnic diversity.
HAP 102 - From Cuba with Love - Juan Rene Betancourt
The Cuban activist and author Juan Rene Betancourt urges racial solidarity and reckons with the revolution under Castro and the island’s turn towards Communism.
HAP 101 - Crossing Paths - the Last Years of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr
After 1963, the views of Malcolm X and MLK came closer together, on topics including internationalism, political engagement, and economics.
HAP 100 - Chike Jeffers on the Early Twentieth Century
Chike joins Peter to look back at our coverage of Africana philosophy in the first half of the 20th century.
highly informative and intelligible; more than just an introduction both Indian and African philosophy
really looking fwd to getting stuck into this.
i absolutely abhor the racist ‘sub-saharan’ designation.
hellenic & mesopotamian myth/religion philosophy all began as oral.
colonialism eradicated traditional writing forms. kenya for example had a script called ‘gichandi’ & with it the tale of easy african cosmology.
several greeks made their way through east africa from egypt to the great rift valley.
still grateful for this resource & looking forward to more.
Engaging, succinct, informative
Enjoying this so far, easy to understand; even coming from a western, non philosophical, secular background. Looking forward to more to come.