Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Western Philosophy and the Study of Aesthetics in African Cultures

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Western Philosophy and the Study of Aesthetics in African CulturesThis paper contributes to the historiography of the relationships between African studies and other scholarly disciplines by discussing the attention that Western studies and other scholarly disciplines by discussing the attention that Western philosophical aesthetics has paid to aesthetic views in African cultures. It addresses (i) Africanist studies in aesthetics that have appeared in three major journals of philosophical aesthetics and (ii) references to African aesthetic conceptions in surveys and recent conferences in philosophical aesthetics. It is found that, having made its initial appearance in the 1960s and 70s, the interest of Western philosophy for aesthetics in African cultures seems to have dropped in the 1980s, only to rise again in the second half of the 1990s under the influence of a more general attention to cultural pluralism in the Western humanities. References to African aesthetic views have now in fact become almost standard in handbooks and encyclopedias of philosophical aesthetics.

10.1163/9789401200981_009
/content/books/b9789401200981s009
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Africa and Its Significant Others — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation