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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.

History of Indian and Africana Philosoph‪y‬ Peter Adamson

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    • 4.5 • 179 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 35 min
    HAP 72 - In A Class of Their Own - Early African American Socialism

    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.

    • 21 min
    HAP 71 - In Blyden’s Wake - West African Intellectuals of the Early Twentieth Century

    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.

    • 24 min
    HAP 70 - Tommy Curry on the Early 20th 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.

    • 33 min
    HAP 69 - The Best We Have - The American Negro Academy

    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.

    • 26 min
    HAP 68 - The Problem of the Color Line - Introducing the Twentieth Century

    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.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

rigpasword ,

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.

P. Rowe ,

The best overview available.

A bit more on the different schools of Buddhist thought would have been nice, but overall this is amazing.

Aless Nox ,

Essential American History

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.
- R Hunter

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