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ISSN 1011-226X Q UEST An African Journal of Philosophy/ Revue Africaine de Philosophie Vol. XVIII, No. 1-2, 2004 The principal challenge facing the African philosopher today Table of Contents EDITORIAL: The principal challenge facing the African philosopher today ..................................... 3 Articles ...................................................................................................................................................... 9 AUTOCHTHONY AND CITIZENSHIP: New Modes in the Struggle over Belonging and Exclusion in Africa, by Peter Geschiere ........................................................................................ 9 FROM AN AFRICAN ONTOLOGY TO AN AFRICAN EPISTEMOLOGY: A critique of J.S. Mbiti on the time conception of Africans, by Moses Òkè ....................................................... 25 POUR UNE NOUVELLE ORIENTATION DE LA PHILOSOPHIE AFRICAINE: A propos de Philosophie et pouvoir politique en Afrique de P. Ngoma-Binda, par Kasereka Kavwahirehi ....................................................................................................................................... 37 IDEOLOGIES OF WOMEN’S NAMES AMONG THE NSO’ OF CAMEROON: A Contribution to the Philosophy of Naming, Decolonization and Gender, by Bongasu Tanla Kishani ..................................................................................................................................... 57 MODERNITÉ ET MONDIALISATION: Rupture historique ou mutation?, par Hamidou Talibi Moussa ..................................................................................................................... 83 POPPER WITTGENSTEIN: LA PHILOSOPHIE ET SES NOMS PROPRES, par Ahmadou Tidiane Talla ...................................................................................................................... 97 © 2005 Q UEST : An African Journal of Philosophy / Revue Africaine de Philosophie – ISSN 1011-226 for reprinting, anthologising, reproduction, subscriptions, back issues, submission of articles, and directions for authors:
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Table of contents A THEMATIC COMPARISON BETWEEN FOUR AFRICAN SCHOLARS: IDOWU, MBITI, OKOT p’BITEK & APPIAH: What do they tell us about the existence of ‘truth’ and a ‘High God’, and why is their work significant?, by Louise Muller ........................................ 109 ETRUSCAN ADDS FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF HISTORY TO AFRICA AS A NAME, A CONCEPT AND A CONTINENT, by Fred C. Woudhuizen ......................................... 125 Q UEST laboratory ........................................................................................................................... 129 AFRICAN NOTES ON THE UNESCO STRATEGY ON PHILOSOPHY, by Wim van Binsbergen ........................................................................................................................................ 129 THE SOCIETY FOR AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY (GESELLSCHAFT FÜR AFRIKANISCHE PHILOSOPHIE – GAPH) INTRODUCES ITSELF .......................................... 141 Reviews Section ............................................................................................................................... 143 FOREGROUNDING AFRICAN SEXUALITIES: A Review of Re-thinking Sexualities in Africa , Signe Arnfred, ed., Uppsala, Nordistika Afrikainstituet, 2004, 276 pp., by Sanya Osha ....................................................................................................................................... 143 A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY , BARRY HALLEN, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 134 pp., ISBN 0 – 253 – 21531 – 5, a Review by Frederick Ochieng’-Odhiambo ......................................................................................................... 147 RIGHTS AND THE POLITICS OF RECOGNITION IN AFRICA , ENGLUND, HARRI, & NYAMNJOH, FRANCIS B. EDS., Zed Books Ltd, 2004, pp. xiv, + 283, a Review by Mohammad Hossein Seifikar ...................................................................................................... 153 Notes on contributors ................................................................................................................. 157 2
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Q UEST : An African Journal of Philosophy / Revue Africaine de Philosophie XVIII: 3-8 EDITORIAL The principal challenge facing the African philosopher today In this volume of Q UEST (XVIII-2004), we have once more (like in Volume XVII) chosen to let the kaleidoscopic riches of philosophising in and about Africa, be represented in their wide-ranging variety, without imposing any particular thematic emphasis or selection. Meanwhile we have found that, by and large, the contributions as sub- mitted to Q UEST fall in a relatively limited number of categories, most of which are represented in this volume: the debate on the nature and the possibility of an African philosophy
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