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 73 - Vanessa Wills on Africana Marxism
Vanessa Wills speaks to us about Marx and his Africana legacy, with a special focus on black women Marxists.
HAP 72 - In A Class of Their Own - Early African American Socialism
Around the time of World War One, Hubert Harrison, A. Philip Randolph, and other black socialists argue that racial oppression is caused by capitalism.
HAP 71 - In Blyden’s Wake - West African Intellectuals of the Early Twentieth Century
West African intellectuals like J.E. Casely-Hayford and Mojola Agbebi build upon Edward Blyden’s ideas at the dawn of the twentieth century.
HAP 70 - Tommy Curry on the Early 20th Century
We chat with Tommy Curry about African-American thought between the turn of the century and the Harlem Renaissance.
HAP 69 - The Best We Have - The American Negro Academy
The ANA unites leading African American scholars of the early 20th century, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, William Ferris, Archibald Grimké, and Kelly Miller.
HAP 68 - The Problem of the Color Line - Introducing the Twentieth Century
By exploring the work and activities of W.E.B. Du Bois around the turn of the twentieth century, we introduce some of the themes of our coverage of that century.
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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???
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A bit more on the different schools of Buddhist thought would have been nice, but overall this is amazing.
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No one else is giving us such a deep dive into the history of slavery and black American Philosophy. I learn names I was never taught in school, and philosophical arguments that have new relevance in a time when the legacy of slavery is re-emerging into the national political consciousness. Everyone should learn this.
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