An email list for the discussion of topics related to the philosophy of African society and history, its current issues and future directions.
The primary purpose of this List is to provide a forum for the exchange of views, experiences, techniques, and professional information pertaining to the teaching and study of the philosophical thought of African and African-diaspora cultures. The principal emphasis of the List will be upon the philosophical examination of African thought and culture, though this emphasis should not be taken restrictively or in a manner excluding the consideration of other approaches (e.g., literary, historical, anthropological, etc.)
"African Philosophy" will deliberately remain a vague term. It can refer to philosophy practiced, produced or originating in Africa, philosophy as done by Africans or members of the diaspora, philosophy inspired by African concepts, or philosophy relevant to African concerns, among other things.
We anticipate and encourage discussion on this List of such topics as:
Thus, this list is primarily intended to be a forum
The list is largely unmoderated and open to anyone, from any discipline, with a serious academic interest in this area of study. Questions, shared research and insight, and relevant conference announcements/calls for papers are welcome and encouraged.
AFRI-PHIL moved from Bucknell University to Lehman College, CUNY in April of 2001. Subscription protocol, therefore, also changed, as did the location of archives (at least from that point forward). Read further for updated instructions, or contact a list-owner below.
Option 1: Go to http://lehman.listserv.cuny.edu/ and follow the instructions.
containing in the body of the message the subscription line:
SUB AFRI-PHIL <Yourfirstname Yourlastname>
SUB AFRI-PHIL Odera Oruka
When you subscribe you automatically receive explanatory information both about the group and about the "listserv" mechanisms you will use to communicate with the other members of the group.
Julie Maybee, Department of Philosophy, Lehman College, CUNY New York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org. Home Page: http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/depts/philosophy/maybee
Bruce B. Janz, Department of Philosophy, University of Central Florida. Email: bruce.janz (at) ucf.edu. Home Page: brucejanz.com
If you have any questions or difficulties regarding posting to the List or receiving messages from the List, please contact the Managers at the above email addresses. Please begin by contacting either Julie Maybee or Bruce Janz.