Introduction to Contemporary African Philosophy


The objective of this course is to provide a critical overview of contemporary African thought as expressed in philosophical discourse, social sciences, literature and the humanities. The course will explore the questions raised by contemporary thinkers from the African continent and its diasporas, by raising the stakes of a philosophizing in and about Africa, starting from Africa and its diasporas. We will examine the extent to which these thoughts shed light on the political, cultural and civilizational problems of Africa and the contemporary world. Taught in French.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • FL
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 571S
  • LIT 573S
Typically Offered
Spring Only