Rethinking Sage Philosophy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on and beyond H. Odera Oruka (African Philosophy: Critical Perspectives and Global Dialogu) (Hardcover)

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By Kai Kresse (Editor), Oriare Nyarwath (Editor)
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Rethinking Sage Philosophy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on and beyond H. Odera Oruka discusses a variety of aspects of Henry Odera Oruka's sage philosophy project, rethinking it with a view to current demands and recent debates in scholarship across several disciplines. Edited by Kai Kresse and Oriare Nyarwath, the collection engages perspectives and interests from within and beyond African philosophy and African studies, including anthropology, literature, postcolonial critique, and decolonial scholarship. The chapters focus on: studies of women sages; sage philosophy in relation to oral literature; an Acholi poem on 'being human' in context; takes on aesthetics and gender in Maasai thought; a comparative discussion of Oruka's and Gramsci's approaches to the relevance of philosophy in society; a critical review of method; a comparative discussion dedicated to the project of decolonization, with a South African case study; and a conceptual reconsideration of Oruka's understanding of sages, presenting the 'pragmatic sage' as typical of the late phase of the sage philosophy project.

About the Author


Kai Kresse is professor of anthropology at Free University, Berlin. Oriare Nyarwath is senior lecturer of philosophy at the University of Nairobi.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781666903850
ISBN-10: 166690385X
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: November 16th, 2022
Pages: 302
Language: English
Series: African Philosophy: Critical Perspectives and Global Dialogu