ERIC Number: ED117020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Philosophical Inquiry: (An Investigation of Basic Philosophical Presuppositions) Teacher's Manual.
Institute for Services to Education, Inc., Washington, DC.
This guide provides teaching techniques for an undergraduate philosophy course. Students examine specific philosophic issues related to the black person's experience. They are required to apply critical and analytical procedures leading to philosophical investigations of topics of both philosophical and nonphilosophical origins. The teaching techniques used in the course range from informal classroom discussion to formal philosophical reading. In general, the emphasis is on student inquiry into philosophical problems before the class is presented with philosophers' reflections on the subject. The course, divided into four units, including epistemology, the African world view, religion, and social and political philosophy, is designed to help students become acquainted with and examine the (1) bases and structure of knowledge; (2) mythology, religion, philosophy, and social system of black Africa; (3) nature of religion and the relationship of black theology to black power; and (4) traditional problems of the relation between man and state as well as the philosophical basis for black liberation. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Services to Education, Inc., Washington, DC.