1. Introduction:African Philosophy for the New Millenium Teodros Kiros 2. The Proverb and Oral Society 3. Society and Democracy in Africa 3. Ibn Khaldun:A Dialectical Philosopher for the Twenty-First Century George Katsiaficas 4. Critical Rationalism and Cultural Traditions Dismas Masolo 5. Normative Instability as the Cause of African Political Disorder I.F. Menkiti 6. The Wisdon of African Sages Gail M. Presbey 7. Ideology and Political Culture in Africa Ali Mazrui 7. Civil Society Matters Ajume Wingeo 8. Chieftancy as an NGO Anthony Appiah 9. Democracy in Africa Immanuel Eze
Teodros Kiros teaches Philosophy at Suffolk University, lectures at Boston University, and is an associate of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University He is the author of four books, and numerous articles. He is an editor of the journal New Political Science. His most recent book, Self-Construction and the Formation of Human Values, won the 1999 Michael Harrington book award.
"The essays gathered in this book demonstrate how much it is true
that African philosophy can take its proper place in the academy."
-- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University
"The essays in thiis much needed volume offer encouraging signs. They are informed, insightful, and instructive. Academics and policymakers will find themselves challenged to turn political thought into political action." -- Lester P. Lee Jr. Northwestern University