Talk:African philosophy

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It would be interesting to observe the differences of African philosophy pre and post colonialism. The mindset of a people drastically change after an invasion, a peace, or a defeat and it is almost always reflected in the words of their 'thinkers'.

The philosophy of nations tends to go as such - From Optimism to Gratefullness when the bounty is good and the army is strong, or if there are no armies the lack of any real external threat. When the state has been established for some time a 'scapegoat', which is usually a minority group is sought out by the thinkers while still others find another problem (creating the dialectic) to the status quo, during this same period the other arts display a sort of arrogance towards those on the outside. - And finally when the nation state is severly threatened the philosophers talk of 'unity' and urge that more morality (traditional) and intellectualism take place within the borders...

I wonder - does African philosophy follow this pattern? If even roughly...? (The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 11:16, 8 February 2008)

I just hope this does not remain a one man show :-)Nannus 20:25, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

I know what you mean :-) To be fair, it's a fairly obscure topic for probably the majority of current contributors, but I, for one, am fascinated in what you could turn up in this topic. Links for reading would be especially welcome - and perhaps you could highlight this project/topic on School:Philosophy or at the Philosophy message board..? Otherwise, please feel free to advertise this project's existence at Wikipedia, or other relevant spaces/fora - in order to encourage further participation.. Cormaggio beep 01:24, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the encouragement. I am going to advertise in different places (including the relevant Wikipedia pages). But I want to get some examples of how I think it should be done before too many people come here. The basic structure of the project should be there first. There is a comunity for this kind of stuff and I have to get them here. I am sure most of the people in the School of Philosophy (were a link to this place exists already) will hear about this stuff for the first time. I don't expect much contribution from their side for now, but I want it to be under their noses :-). Once more material has been put here, maybe some of them will see that interesting things are going on here. Thanks for hinting at the message board. Nannus 20:50, 18 February 2007 (UTC)