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Conversations in Philosophy

Crossing the Boundaries

Editor(s): F. Ochieng’-Odhiambo, Roxanne Burton, Ed Brandon
Contributors: Clevis Headley, Kibujjo M. Kalumba, Lawrence Bamikole, Ed Brandon, Claus Dierksmeier, Fr Stephen Geofroy,

Book Description

Conversations in Philosophy: Crossing the Boundaries consists of essays that revolve around the question of the nature and meaning of philosophy, even as it demonstrates philosophy’s significance and relevance to some fundamental human problems and issues. The essays present diverse views of what philosophy might be and might aspire to be, with contributors being influenced by a wide range of philosophical approaches and traditions. The conversations also cut across disciplinary boundaries to interrogate and utilize ideas taken from ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, literary studies, cultural studies, and the sociology of science. Traversing regional boundaries, the essays show philosophical analysis at work in exploring some issues pertinent to African, Caribbean, European and American experiences, even while not ignoring Asian traditions. The collection presents interesting and intriguing views on how philosophical inquiry can illuminate various pressing problems: development, conflict, the discriminating preservation of worthwhile traditions, and the prevalence of apathy. It also reflects the vitality and multifaceted nature of philosophical discourse in grappling with live issues. Conversations in Philosophy is a comprehensive, balanced, and unique anthology of readings capturing the diversity of philosophical investigation.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8630-0
ISBN-10: 1-84718-630-0
Date of Publication: 01/08/2008
Pages / Size: 345 / A5
Price: £39.99


F. OCHIENG’-ODHIAMBO teaches philosophy at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. His research interests include African philosophy, social-political philosophy, and logic; areas in which he has published texts, essays, book chapters, and book reviews.

ROXANNE BURTON is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Her research interests include Caribbean philosophy, social philosophy and feminist philosophy.

ED BRANDON works in the Principal’s Office of the newly created Open Campus of the University of the West Indies, and assists in the Cave Hill Campus’ Philosophy programme. His area of research interest is philosophy for education, an area he has extensively published in.