by Kevin Currie-Knight
In this discussion, Bruce Janz (Central Florida) talks about his interest in African philosophy, and the importance of recognizing that all philosophy is affected by — and done from — a “place.” We talk about what that means for how African philosophy can differ from philosophy in “the West” and the challenges this poses for Western philosophy.
5:29 – Why and How a White Canadian Became Taken with African Philosophy 18:53 – How and why African philosophy has had to prove that it has a valid place in philosophy 26:31 – How African philosophy can help us highlight the importance of place/location to a philosophy’s shape. 36:45 – The underrated importance of audience to how philosophy is done 49:07 – What does it mean to do philosophy from an African (and often colonized) place? 1:00:02 – Does the importance of place and “positionality” in philosophy mean the Genetic fallacy isn’t a fallacy?