Understanding African Philosophy
A Cross-cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues
Routledge – 2002 – 240 pages
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"…this philosophy has substance, is collegial, is modest and above all is wise…Splendid! A book to think with!" -- Malcolm Ruel, recently retired from Cambridge University
"Understanding African Philosophy is a fluid, scholarly work with postmodern appeal to young researchers in African philosophy." -- Muyiwa Falaiye and Oscar Odiboh
"For Bell, 'cross-cultural understanding' is itself an interdisciplinary project that draws on different disciplines in order to position the reader 'to see' and 'to understand' the other's world. Bell deserves credit for his appreciation of this requirement and for bringing it to our attention." -- Segun Gbadegesin, Howard University/ Signs
Richard H. Bell is Professor of Philosophy at the College of Wooster. He is the author of several books including Simone Weil: The Way of Justice as Compassion (1998), co-author of Seeds of the Spirit: Wisdom of the Twentieth Century (1995) and editor of Simone Weil's Philosophy of Culture (1993).