Thinking Across Borders
In February the LSE Department of Government hosted a two-day mini-course as part of a three-year Leverhulme Trust funded research project. Led by Dr Martin Odei Ajei from the Philosophy Department of the University of Ghana and organized by project director Professor Katrin Flikschuh, ‘Thinking Across Borders’ gave a group of graduate students, including myself, the opportunity to discuss some of the key concepts and ideas of contemporary African philosophy.
Each session invited us to discuss two key themes in African philosophy: the meaning of the ‘person’ and the notion of the ‘self’ in African metaphysics, and the challenges of ‘statehood’ and post-colonial mentality in African political theory. Having studied the articles on the carefully selected course reading list, we embarked on an exciting discussion that pushed us well beyond theoretical concerns. Read more…
Published in LSE Goverment.