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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.

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.
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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.

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English


Episodes

HAP 37 - Liberty, Equality, Humanity - The Haitian Revolution

10/13/2019
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In an age of revolutions and revolutionary ideas, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 stands out as the most radical of them all.

Duration:00:21:16

HAP 36 - Sons of Africa - Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano

9/29/2019
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Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano advance the goals of the abolitionist movement through a groundbreaking political treatise and an influential autobiography.

Duration:00:30:11

HAP 35 - Letters from the Heart - Ignatius Sancho and Benjamin Banneker

9/14/2019
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Ignatius Sancho and Benjamin Banneker make their mark on the history of Africana thought through letters that reflect on the power of sentiment.

Duration:00:28:31

HAP 34 - New England Patriot - Lemuel Haynes

9/1/2019
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Preacher and Revolutionary War soldier Lemuel Haynes argues that the principles of the American Revolution demand the abolition of slavery.

Duration:00:26:50

HAP 33 - Young, Gifted, and Black - Phillis Wheatley

7/21/2019
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Phillis Wheatley astonishes colonial Americans with her exquisite and precocious poetry and reflects on the liberating power of the imagination.

Duration:00:22:03

HAP 32 - Talking Book - Early Africana Writing in English

7/7/2019
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18th century black authors touch on philosophical themes in autobiographical narratives, poetry, and other literary genres.

Duration:00:25:26

HAP 31 - Justin Smith on Amo and Race in Early Modern Philosophy

6/23/2019
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Justin E.H. Smith joins us to discuss Anton Wilhelm Amo against the background of ideas about race in early modern philosophy, including Leibniz.

Duration:00:40:26

HAP 30 - Dualist Personality - Anton Wilhelm Amo

6/9/2019
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Anton Wilhelm Amo, brought to Germany from his native Ghana, defends a rigorous dualism of mind and body. Was this philosophy connected to his African origins?

Duration:00:26:56

HAP 29 - Out of Africa - Slavery and the Diaspora

5/26/2019
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An introduction to Africana philosophical thought as it emerged from the modern experience of slavery and colonization by Europeans.

Duration:00:28:00

HAP 28 - Chike Jeffers on Precolonial African Philosophy

5/12/2019
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Co-host Chike Jeffers and Peter chat about the themes and questions raised by the podcast so far.

Duration:00:44:18

HAP 27 - Beyond the Reaction - The Continuing Relevance of Precolonial Traditions

4/28/2019
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As the twentieth century draws to a close, the critique of ethnophilosophy gives way to approaches that continue to privilege the study of precolonial traditions.

Duration:00:26:49

HAP 26 - Kai Kresse on the Anthropology of Philosophy

4/14/2019
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An interview with Kai Kresse who discusses his efforts to do "anthropology of philosophy" on the Swahili Coast.

Duration:00:31:13

HAP 25 - Wise Guys - Sage Philosophy

3/31/2019
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Henry Odera Oruka’s new method for exploring philosophy in Africa, based on interviews with wise individuals.

Duration:00:20:49

HAP 24 - Professionally Speaking - The Reaction Against Ethnophilosophy

3/17/2019
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Paulin Hountondji and other African philosophers criticize ethnophilosophy and advocate a universalist approach.

Duration:00:27:50

HAP 23 - Nkiru Nzegwu on Gender in African Tradition

3/3/2019
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An interview with Nkiru Nzegwu on matriarchy and gender fluidity in Africa.

Duration:00:38:45

HAP 22 - Women Have no Tribe - Gender in African Tradition

2/17/2019
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What archeology and ethnography tell us about the diverse and often ambiguous roles of men and women in traditional African societies.

Duration:00:24:07

HAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge

2/3/2019
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Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition.

Duration:00:21:43

HAP 20 - I Am Because We Are - Communalism in African Ethics and Politics

1/20/2019
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Emphasis on the value of community as a major theme in African philosophy.

Duration:00:22:03

HAP 19 - Behind the Mask - African Philosophy of the Person

1/6/2019
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Traditional African ideas about personhood, which challenge assumptions about the relation between mind and body, self and other.

Duration:00:18:03

HAP 18 - One to Rule Them All - God in African Philosophy

12/23/2018
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Is traditional African religion in some sense monotheist, despite the worship of many divinities?

Duration:00:20:49