New Issue: Water, Wind and Sound: Philosophy in a Different Key (Journal on African Philosophy, Issue 13) - Africa Knowledge Project

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Philosophy, African History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Music and Music History, Race Studies

The peer-reviewed Journal on African Philosophy (JAP) has just published an exciting special-issue that asks us to step outside our framework to respond to a different conceptual order. Issue 13, "Water, Wind and Sound: Philosophy in a Different Key" is guest-edited by Nkiru Nzegwu, Professor of Africana Studies at Binghamton University. This issue pivots by asking us to think how we understand philosophy, and the ways we can study philosophy. In this beautifully crafted editorial statement, Professor Nzegwu asks:

"The dominant view of philosophy installed a regime of truth that limits what philosophy could be. But what if that view is no longer ascendant? What if we step outside its influences that for decades have exerted control on our thoughts, imagination, and beliefs? Seriously, what if we forgot about Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley Hume, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Hussel, Heidegger, and all those famous names? What if we do not seek their thoughts, because our thoughts, words, and languages are responding to a different conceptual order?  How would we philosophize and engage our world—water, wind and sound?" -- Nkiru Nzegwu

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Issue 13: Water, Wind and Sound: Philosophy in a Different Key


Editorial: Water, Wind and Sound: Philosophy in a Different Key (Professor Nkiru Nzegwu)
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Between Coral Reefs - A multilayered, multimedia-scape work. Philosopher Jeffner Allen takes us on a thrilling undersea journey that de-centers our air-filled, terra-firma conceptual scheme... (Jeffner Allen)

Hurricane Katrina and the Structural Politics of Race in America - Analyzes the formidable impact of gale force winds and raging tidal surges on areas of human habitation. (Azuka Nzegwu)

Between Individualism and Communitarianism in the Quest for a Good Human Community - His vision of a good society rejects the ideological dogma of individualism in favor of an African-type communitarianism that upholds interdependence and cooperative activities. (Uwaezuoke Precious Obioha)

Review Essay
Book Review: Yoruba Art and Language: Seeking the African in African Art, by Rowland Abiodun. (London, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2014, 409, ISBN: 9781107047440). (Albert Mosley)

Soundscapes for Hurricane Katrina: Selected Works

15 compositions by Timothy Michael Rolls. (Violin Fantasia, Fragments, Memorium, Streams, Lament, Rage, Elegy, Ballade, Schizoid, Solitude, Ballade II, The City in the Sea, To the River, The late, Oligopoly)

Malik Rahim on Common Ground, the Community Advocacy Group
Malik Rahim on the History of New Orleans

Photo Essay
There is Magic in the Act of Kindness: A Photo Essay (Part I)
There is Magic in the Act of Kindness: A Photo Essay (Part II)

Common Ground
Katrina's Toxic New Orleans Art (Flux Rostrum)
Facts You Didn't Know About New Orleans

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