Existence and Consolation
Reinventing Ontology, Gnosis, and Values in African Philosophy
Jonathan O. Chimakonam
This groundbreaking book in African philosophy goes beyond the post-colonial enthno-philosophies and describes a genuine philosophy grounded in the African experience that illuminates the universal quest for happiness, meaning, and knowledge. Consolation philosophy is meant as the culmination of loose developments in African thought that stretch back to ancient Egypt, and which are found particularly in the thought of Senghor and the work of the contemporary Nigerian philosopher Asouzu (who is taken as offering a prolegomena to any future African philosophy).
Ada Agada is based at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, specializing in African philosophy, existentialism, and metaphysics. Jonathan O. Chimakonam, Ph.D., teaches at the University of Calabar. He is the editor of Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions, and the author of At??l? ?mal?: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy.