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African universities and Western tradition

Eric Ashby

African universities and Western tradition

by Eric Ashby

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Higher education and state,
  • Universities and colleges

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesThe Godkin lectures at Harvard University -- 1964, Godkin lectures at Harvard University -- 1964.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLA1533 .A8
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 113 p.
    Number of Pages113
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24890087M
    LC Control Number64021238
    OCLC/WorldCa186434

    Philosophy departments in African universities are under institutional pressure, just as in America, to come up with courses in African philosophy. in Wright, 5) As a matter of fact, "present-day African philosophers have been trained in the Western tradition, in the continental or Anglo-American style, depending on their colonial history. African philosophy is the philosophical discourse produced by indigenous Africans and their descendants, including African Americans. African philosophers may be found in the various academic fields of philosophy, such as metaphysics, epistemology, moral philosophy, and political particular subject that many African philosophers have written about is that on .

    The Western canon is the body of high culture literature, music, philosophy, and works of art that is highly valued in the West: works that have achieved the status of r, not all these works originate in the Western world, and such works are also valued throughout the world. It is "a certain Western intellectual tradition that goes from, say, Socrates to Wittgenstein in. The African Educational Evolution: From Traditional Training to Formal Education The paper further argues that the infiltration of Western forces during colonialism facilitated the obtrusion of western knowledge systems into African societies, which undermined the essentiality of .

    African indigenous knowledge systems and relevance of higher education in South Africa indigenous knowledge systems as a tool for making higher education relevant to the developmental challenges in South Africa and African at large (Muya, ). The call for the interfacing of iKS with other knowledge systems is based on tenetsFile Size: KB. April 1: Collected Poems by Gabriel Okara (Nebraska University Press) Along with publishing a first book by an emerging new African poet each year, the Africa Book Fund has also committed to publishing a collected edition of “a major living African poet” each year, and this year it is Gabriel Okara, the only person who could ever be called both “the elder statesman of Nigerian Author: Aaron Bady.


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African Universities and Western Tradition. He then analyzes—with quotations from the African press and from the speeches of political leaders—the pressures on higher education arising from African nationalism and the response of West African universities to these pressures.

This book, in examining the role and function of universities. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ashby, Eric, African universities and Western tradition. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, Ashby Eric.

Sir Eric Ashby, Master of Clare College, was from to Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He is the author of African Universities and Western Tradition (HUP, ) and, with Miss Anderson, of Universities: British, Indian, African - A Study in the Ecology of Higher Education (HUP, ).Cited by: COVID Resources.

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Table of Contents. Introduction. The Specter of Communism in Western Universities a. The Severe Leftist Slant of University Faculties b. Reshaping Traditional Academics With Communist Ideology. African Universities and Western Tradition Series: The Godkin Lectures on the Essentials of Free Government and the Duties of the Citizen HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

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of Political Science & Public Administration, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria)File Size: 69KB. Nigeria, I remember, but anyway, when I was preparing for that lecture I came across his own book on the issue of African universities, and it was called African Universities and the Western Tradition.

The book itself was actually the Godkin Lectures he gave at Harvard University, and in reading it I was struck by the. must be credited largely to Western social anthropologists.

During the second half of the twentieth century, Africans and their philosophical reflections have been brought into dialogue with others who have longer histories of philoso-phy.2 This cross-cultural dialogue is itself central to understanding African philosophy.

Broadening the referential world of African universities means competence in the languages which embody non-Western traditions. In exporting theory from the Western academy, colonialism brought with it the assumption that theory is the product of Western tradition and that the aim of academies outside the West is to apply it.

Debating Ideas is a new section run separately from the main African Arguments site. It aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond.

It will offer debates and engagements, contexts and controversies, and. 44 african philosophy and education 3 additional problem is the growing sense of many philosophers of education that their work is not adequately understood, appreciated, or Author: Kai Horsthemke.

This book examines the notion of an African philosophy, beginning with a critique of the assumptions behind this phrase and of the existing debate about African philosophy.

This leads to enquiry about the rise, establishment and maintenance of philosophy. Relations between consent to a theory of truth presupposed to philosophy and Western truth-claims in science, religion.

In an introduction to his essay “Mudimbe on the Nature of African Culture and Knowledge: A review of the Self and the Other”, Onyenuru Okechukwu poses the question “Who is the African. Is he the one described by history books or the one born withi. • the pressures on the tradition of philosophy in Africa engendered by the challenges of modernity • the reconstitution of the African self in its relation to changing community • the African epistemological paradigm in conflict with the Western • the continuity of religion and metaphysics in African thought.

Sir Eric Ashby, Master of Clare College, was from to Vice–Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He is the author of African Universities and Western Tradition (HUP, ) and, with Miss Anderson, of Universities: British, Indian, African - A Study in the Ecology of Higher Education (HUP, ).Cited by: AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES & WESTERN TRADITION ERIC ASHBY OUP Africa Education.

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Adult education in Africa, having experienced a comeback following the independence and increasing prosperity of many African nations, poses specific requirements on policymakers and planners to take into consideration indigenous cultural traits and a moderate backlash against Western ideals and educational traditions, many universities and other .--Choice In this incisive, original exploration of the nature and future of African philosophy, Paulin J.

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