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Writing the history of philosophy in Africa: where to begin?


An article discussing studying of the philosophy of Africa (and particularly sub-Saharan Africa). It starts from discussing the ancient texts and philosophies which influenced greek philosophy. The it moves to the teaching of Vizier Ptahhotep (an influential thinker from the Fifth Dynasty), then it moves to the discussion on the tales from the Middle Kingdom and the teachings on the soul. Finally it discusses the philosophical approach to the African philosophy.

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