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The Egyptian Philosophers - by Molefi Kete Asante (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 175

Genre: Philosophy

Sub-Genre: History & Surveys

Format: Paperback

Publisher: African American Images

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Molefi Kete Asante

Language: English

Street Date: May 1, 2000
TCIN: 77487433
UPC: 9780913543665
Item Number (DPCI): 247-21-6305
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Book Synopsis

Traditional Eurocentric thought assumes that Greece was the origin of civilization. This book dispels this and other myths by showing that there is a body of knowledge that preceded Greek philosophy. The author documents how the great pyramids were built in 2800 B.C., 2,100 years before Greek civilization. The popular myth of Hippocrates being the father of medicine is dispelled by the fact that Hippocrates studied the works of Imhotep, the true father of medicine, and mentioned his name in his Hippocratic oath. Eleven famous African scholars who preceded Greek philosophers are profiled: Ptahhotep, Kagemni, Duauf, Amenhotep, Amenemope, Imhotep, Amenemhat, Merikare, Sehotepibre, Khunanup, and Akhenaten. These scholars' ideas on a variety of topics are discussed, including the emergence of science and reason, the moral order, books and education, and the clash of classes.

About the Author

Molefi Kete Asante is the author of 34 books, including The Afrocentric Idea, Afrocentricity, and Kemet, Afrocentricity and Knowledge. He is the founder of the first African studies program offering a doctorate degree and is credited with coining the term afrocentricity. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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