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The invention of Africa: Gnosis, philosophy and the order of knowledge

Author: 
Mudimbé, V. Y.
Place: 
Bloomington
Publisher: 
Indiana University Press
Date published: 
1988
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xii, 241 p.; 24cm
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ISBN: 
0253204682
Call No: 
1(6) MUD
Abstract: 

An order of concepts and discourses (Ladrière, 1979: 14-15). I have thus preferred to speak of African gnosis. J. Fabian used the notion of gnosis in his analysis of a charismatic movement 1969). In this book, the wider frame seems better suited to the range of problems addressed, all of which are based on preliminary question: to what extent can one speak of an African knowledge, and in what sense? Etymologically, gnosis is related to gnosko, which in the ancient Greek means “to know”.

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Originally published: Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988|Africa's 100 best books of the 20th century
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CITATION: Mudimbé, V. Y.. The invention of Africa: Gnosis, philosophy and the order of knowledge . Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1988. - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/invention-africa-gnosis-philosophy-and-order-knowledge-3

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