Understanding African Philosophy: A Cross-cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Social Science - 189 pages
This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
 

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Contents

Foundations of Modern African Philosophy
21
Liberation and Postcolonial African Philosophy
37
Community and Justice
59
Truth and Reconciliation
85
Orality and Icons
109
Some Concluding Remarks
135
Bibliography
171
Index
183
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Richard H. Bell is Professor of Philosophy at the College of Wooster. He is the author of several books including Simone Weil: The Way of Justice as Compassion (1998), co-author of Seeds of the Spirit: Wisdom of the Twentieth Century (1995) and editor of Simone Weil's Philosophy of Culture (1993).

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