19. Behind the Mask: African Philosophy of the Person
Traditional African ideas about personhood, which challenge assumptions about the relation between mind and body, self and other.
• P.H. Coetzee and A.P.J. Roux, The African Philosophy Reader (London: 2003), ch. 3.
• K. Gyekye, “The Akan Concept of a Person,” in R.A. Wright (ed.), African Philosophy: an Introduction (Lanham: 1984), 199-212.
• K. Gyekye, An Essay on African Philosophical Thought: the Akan Conceptual Scheme (Philadelphia: 1987).
• E.L. Mendosa, “The Journey of the Soul in Sisala Cosmology,” Journal of Religion in Africa 7 (1975), 62-70.
• T. Perman, “Awakening Spirits: The Ontology of Spirit, Self, and Society in Ndau Spirit Possession Practices in Zimbabwe,” Journal of Religion in Africa 41 (2011), 59-92.
• K. Wiredu, “The Akan Concept of Mind,” Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies 3 (1983), 113-34. Reprinted in G. Floistad (ed.), Contemporary Philosophy, Vol. 5, African Philosophy (Netherlands: 1987).
• K. Wiredu and K. Gyekye (eds), Person and Community (Washington DC: 2010).
Stanford Encyclopedia: Akan Philosophy of the Person