18th century black authors touch on philosophical themes in autobiographical narratives, poetry, and other literary genres.
Justin E.H. Smith joins us to discuss Anton Wilhelm Amo against the background of ideas about race in early modern philosophy, including Leibniz.
Co-host Chike Jeffers and Peter chat about the themes and questions raised by the podcast so far.
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.
An interview with Kai Kresse who discusses his efforts to do "anthropology of philosophy" on the Swahili Coast.
Paulin Hountondji and other African philosophers criticize ethnophilosophy and advocate a universalist approach.
An interview with Nkiru Nzegwu on matriarchy and gender fluidity in Africa.