Philosophy Faculty Publications

Title

Negritude and Bergsonism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Publication Source

Journal on African Philosophy

Abstract

It is generally admitted that both the form and the content of Negritude owe much to Western philosophical discourses, especially to French intellectual influence. The fact that the two most outstanding exponents of Negritude, namely Lpold S. Senghor and AimCaire, are deeply impregnated with French culture is taken as a case in point. And among the French roots, some scholars single out the profound impact of Henri Bergson. Thus, Abiola Irele maintains that it is largely the epistemology of Bergson that Senghor has adopted in his formulation of Negritude.

Inclusive pages

1-18

ISBN/ISSN

1533-1067

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Africa Resource Center

Issue

3

Peer Reviewed

yes