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The Resource La rationalité, une ou plurielle?, sous la direction de Paulin J. Hountondji, (electronic resource)

La rationalité, une ou plurielle?, sous la direction de Paulin J. Hountondji, (electronic resource)

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La rationalité, une ou plurielle?
Title
La rationalité, une ou plurielle?
Statement of responsibility
sous la direction de Paulin J. Hountondji
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
Summary
Reason is not the monopoly of any particular group or culture. It is a universal human quality. Nevertheless, it should be recognised that reason manifests itself differently from one culture to another. Do we therefore admit that these forms are distinctly plural or should we, on the contrary, recognise the possibility of a meeting and, if need be, of an ordered confrontation that would guarantee, beyond this obvious diversity, a unity of human reason? This book with contributions in both English and French is the result of a debate on this question, during a conference co-organised by UNESCO and the 'Centre Africain des Hautes Etudes de Porto-Novo' on the theme 'The Meeting of Rationalities' held in Porto-Novo in Benin in September 2002, during the 26th General Assembly of the International Board of Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPH). Several well-known researchers participated in that debate, amongst whom Richard Rorty (United States), Meinrad Hebga (Cameroon), Harris Memel-Fot? (C?te d'Ivoire), and more than seventy philosophers, historians, anthropologists, literary critics, and psychoanalysts from various countries. Paulin J. Hountondji is a Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Benin Republic, joint-laureate of Mohamed El Fasi 2004 prize. He is the Director of the African Centre of Higher Education in Porto-Novo. The American version of his book? philosophie africaine? : critique de l'ethnophilosophie (Paris, Maspero 1976) (African philosophy, Myth and Reality, Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1983) was awarded the Herskovits Prize in 1984. The book is part of the 100 best African books of the 20th century selected in Accra in the year 2000. Hountondji has recently published The Struggle for Meaning: Reflections on Philosophy, Culture and Democracy in Africa (Ohio University Press, 2002) and edited several publications, including Endogenous Knowledge: Research Trails, (Dakar: CODESRIA, 1997). Paulin J. Hountondji has served as the Vice-President of the International Board of Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPH) and also of CODESRIA
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Action
digitized
Dewey number
149/.7
Index
no index present
Language note
In French and English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hountondji, Paulin J.
Series statement
Série de livres du Codesria
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  • Rationalism
  • Philosophy
Label
La rationalité, une ou plurielle?, sous la direction de Paulin J. Hountondji, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Papers from a colloquium held Sept. 19-21, 2002, in Porto Novo, Benin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn646849283
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 467 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9782869784086
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646849283
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
La rationalité, une ou plurielle?, sous la direction de Paulin J. Hountondji, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Papers from a colloquium held Sept. 19-21, 2002, in Porto Novo, Benin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn646849283
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 467 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9782869784086
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646849283
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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