African Philosophy–without gaps

Chike Jeffers (Halifax) looks to be starting off quite a comprehensive set of podcasts on Africana philosophy. It’s ecumenical (seemingly not slanted to Francophone or Anglophone Africa, or any so-called analytic ordinary language/hermeneutic sides) and it takes up the great controversies within that “area” of philosophy. It starts off April 1st. Here are the planned episodes (interviews will also be made) for the first part of the series. I really look forward to listening:

Part One: Locating and Debating Precolonial African Philosophy

Introducing Africana Philosophy

Prehistoric Africa

Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia [as context for Egypt]

Philosophy in Ancient Egypt

Moral and Political Philosophy in Egyptian “Instructions”

Philosophy in Egyptian Narratives and Dialogues

Early Philosophy in Ethiopia

Zera Yacob and Walda Heywat

Islamic Philosophy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Philosophy in African Oral Traditions

African Philosophy of Time

God in African Philosophy

African Philosophy of the Person

Communalism in African Ethics and Politics

Gender in African Tradition

Knowledge and Destiny in African Philosophy

African Philosophy’s Emergence in Academia

The Reaction Against Ethnophilosophy

Sage Philosophy

Beyond the Reaction

Part Two will cover “Slavery and the Creation of Diasporic African Philosophy”

Part Three will cover “Africana Philosophical Thought in the 20th Century and Beyond”