9780253210807-0253210801-Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective (African Systems of Thought)

Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective (African Systems of Thought)

ISBN-13: 9780253210807
ISBN-10: 0253210801
Author: Wiredu, Kwasi
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780253210807
ISBN-10: 0253210801
Author: Wiredu, Kwasi
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Wiredu, Kwasi wrote Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective (African Systems of Thought) comprising 256 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0253210801 and 9780253210807. Since then Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective (African Systems of Thought) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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"Wiredu's discussion of culturally defined values and concepts, as well as his attention to such timely issues as human rights, makes this book invaluable interdisciplinary reading." ―D. A. Masolo

Ghanaian philosopher Kwasi Wiredu confronts the paradox that while Western cultures recoil from claims of universality, previously colonized peoples, seeking to redefine their identities, insist on cultural particularities. Wiredu asserts that universals, rightly conceived on the basis of our common biological identity, are not incompatible with cultural particularities and, in fact, are what make intercultural communication possible. Drawing on aspects of Akan thought that appear to diverge from Western conceptions in the areas of ethics and metaphysics, Wiredu calls for a just reappraisal of these disparities, free of thought patterns corrupted by a colonial mentality. Wiredu's exposition of the principles of African traditional philosophy is not purely theoretical; he shows how certain aspects of African political thought may be applied to the practical resolution of some of Africa's most pressing problems.

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