Maandag 17 September 2018

NL, Nijmegen - Collegezalencomplex, Radboud Universiteit - Lezing en debat
African Philosophies: A Relational Perspective | Lecture by philosopher Séverine Kodjo-Grandvaux (Lezing)
Maandag 17 September 2018 19:30 - 21:00

Lecture by philosopher Séverine Kodjo-Grandvaux. It is high time for a reappraisal of African philosophy. But to appreciate something you first need to get to know it. What is African philosophy? Come and learn from French-Ivorian philosopher Séverine Kodjo-Grandvaux why African philosophy is first and foremost a relational philosophy. As Séverine Kodjo-Grandvaux tells it, not just the individual person, but relationships are central in African philosophies. Relationality is a key concept for understanding different comprehensions of justice, economy and ethics. You see this relationality reflected in philosophical concepts such as Ubuntu, Palabre and Gacaca. These play an important role in African philosophy. After her lecture Séverine Kodjo-Grandvaux will discuss with philosopher Philippe van Haute the differences between African and Western philosophy and their influence on each other. This lecture is in English. Participation costs € 5,- |  RU Employees, students, pupils, Radboud Reflects-subscribers, Alumni Benfit Card-subscribers and members of PV Radboud are free. The registration will open on 13 August at 11.00 hrs.