African Philosophy/Annotated Bibliography/Claude Sumner The Source of African Philosophy the Ethiopian Philosophy of Man

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Sumner, Claude:, The Source of African Philosophy: the Ethiopian Philosophy of Man, Aethiopistische Forschungen (Ed. Siegbert Uhlig), Vol. 20, 1986, Universität Hamburg, Abteilung Afrikanistik und Äthiopistik

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In-depth treatment of Ethiopian philosophy plus an anthology of several texts translated into English (from Ge'ez) by the author:

  • Sections of "The Physiologue", "The book of Philosophers" and "The life and Maxims of Skendes"

these are translations into Ge'ez adapted or augmented by the translators to Ethiopian thinking. In that sense, they can be called "Ethiopian philosophy"

The latter two are original Ethiopian philosophy.

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