Index
Absolute, 97, 107
Abstractions, 33, 37, 38, 39, 46, 52–
56
Achebe, Chinua, 191, 192–93, 194–
95, 201, 202, 272 n. 19
Adorno, Theodor, 1
Aesthetics, 21; abstract works, 53; art
vs. reason, 244–50; Bacon on, 29–
30, 38; meaning and, 28; quan-
tifiability of, 26
African literature, 136, 191–92, 196–
97, 201–16, 225–26
African philosophy, 130–33, 136,
142–43, 146; culture and, 137, 145;
diversity in, 131; methods in, 137–
41; postcolonialism and, 139–40,
144, 201; race and, 134–35
African Philosophy (Hountondji), 142
Agency, 31, 106, 156, 180
American Anthropological Associa-
tion, 176
Analytic Philosophy (Butler), 140
Analytics, 99, 130, 139–41, 273 n. 26
Animal nature, 82, 105–6
Antagonism: in reason, 4, 8; social, 2,
222, 280 n. 19; in thought, 4, 8, 144;
toward traditionalism, 155
Apartheid, 257–58, 261–63, 267, 268
Appearance, 104, 105, 107, 112–13
Aquinas, Thomas, 29
Arendt, Hannah, 192, 268
Aristotle, 39, 41, 43, 44, 54, 115, 150,
159, 271 n. 6
Augustine of Hippo, 113, 193–94
Authenticity, 145, 156, 216, 224–25
Autonomy: disempowerment and,
156; freedom and, 23, 100, 147,
148, 249; of mind, 83–84; rational,
52, 61, 112; reason and, 250–54;
thought and, 7, 100; universal
nature, 145; of world, 22–23, 88
Bacon, Francis, 25, 142; on abstract
reasoning, 39, 46; on aesthetics,
29–30, 38; on error in reasoning,
33–36; on human understanding,
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