First released in 1995, I Am simply because we're has been well-known as a massive, canon-defining anthology and followed as a textual content in a large choice of faculty and collage classes. Bringing jointly writings via famous black thinkers from Africa, the Caribbean, and North the US, Fred Lee Hord and Jonathan Scott Lee made the case for a practice of "relational humanism" special from the philosophical preoccupations of the West.

Over the prior two decades, even though, new scholarly learn has exposed different contributions to the self-discipline now commonly known as "Africana philosophy" that weren't integrated within the unique quantity. during this revised and increased variation, Hord and Lee construct at the strengths of the sooner anthology whereas enriching the choice of readings to convey the textual content into the twenty-first century. In a brand new advent, the editors think about the main arguments of the book's vital thesis, refining them in gentle of newer philosophical discourse. This version contains vital new readings via Kwame Gyekye, Oyèrónké Oyewùmí, Paget Henry, Sylvia Wynter, Toni Morrison, Charles turbines, and Tommy Curry, in addition to wide feedback for additional examining.

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