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 116 - Olufemi Taiwo and Olufemi Taiwo on Cabral
Two scholars of the same name join us to shed further light on Amílcar Cabral.
HAP 115 - Weapon of Choice - Amílcar Cabral
Amílcar Cabral, leader of a revolution against colonialism in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, rethinks culture and Marxist theory as bases for his struggle.
HAP 114 - Teacher Taught Me - Julius Nyerere
The first leader of independent Tanzania grounds his socialist ideas in traditional African values.
HAP 113 - A Fighting God - Black Theology
After Albert Cleage and James Cone propose a liberatory interpretation of Christianity, William R. Jones wonders whether God is a white racist. We also follow Black Theology among “Womanist” authors and in South Africa.
HAP 112 - Poems That Kill - the Black Arts Movement
African American literature of the late 1960s reflects the Black Power movement, in the works of such authors as Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Haki Madhubuti, Larry Neal, and Sonia Sanchez.
HAP 111 - A Kwanzaa Story - Maulana Karenga
The controversial career of the Pan-Africanist philosopher Maulana Karenga, inventor of the holiday Kwanzaa.
A great resource for anyone trying to break away from the exclusivity and tunnel vision of the traditional western mindset
LEARN NONWESTERN PHILOSOPHY
This is an outstanding introduction to nonwestern philosophies. As a longtime student of Buddhist and Chinese philosophies, I’m highly impressed by the depth and care that have gone into the initial series of episodes on the philosophies of India.
Unfortunately, beg and implore as I have, my philosophy study group colleagues continue to resist taking up any nonwestern philosophy seriously, so entrenched and brainwashed as they have become in their western ethnocentric and parochial mindsets. And to think these are the same people who disdain western colonialism - they in fact continue epistemic colonialism by refusing to engage the thought systems of those they colonized. How about that for irony???
So, no more excuses - learn nonwestern philosophy. You won’t be sorry - unbelievable riches await you.
The best overview available.
A bit more on the different schools of Buddhist thought would have been nice, but overall this is amazing.