African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude

African Art as Philosophy Senghor Bergson and the Idea of Negritude L opold S dar Senghor was a Senegalese poet and philosopher who in also became the first president of the Republic of Senegal In African Art as Philosophy Souleymane Bachir Diagne take

  • Title: African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude
  • Author: Souleymane Bachir Diagne
  • ISBN: 9781906497897
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Hardcover
  • L opold S dar Senghor 1906 2001 was a Senegalese poet and philosopher who in 1960 also became the first president of the Republic of Senegal In African Art as Philosophy, Souleymane Bachir Diagne takes a unique approach to reading Senghor s influential works, taking as the starting point for his analysis Henri Bergson s idea that in order to understand philosophers oneL opold S dar Senghor 1906 2001 was a Senegalese poet and philosopher who in 1960 also became the first president of the Republic of Senegal In African Art as Philosophy, Souleymane Bachir Diagne takes a unique approach to reading Senghor s influential works, taking as the starting point for his analysis Henri Bergson s idea that in order to understand philosophers one must find the initial intuition from which every aspect of their work develops In the case of Senghor, Diagne argues that his primordial intuition is that African art is a philosophy.To further this point, Diagne looks at what Senghor called the 1889 Revolution, and the influential writers and publications of that time specifically, Nietzsche and Rimbaud, as well as Bergson s Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness The 1889 Revolution, Senghor claims, is what led him to the understanding of the Vitalism at the core of African religions and beliefs that found expression in the arts.This book offers a distinct, incisive look at an important figure in African literature and politics that will be welcomed by scholars in African Studies and philosophy.

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    One thought on “African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude”

    1. difficultes: i have not read much texts on or about negritude, or poetry, know of it primarily as a political movement of mid century africa, am neither african or french, wary of thought, politics, arts, in terms of cultural essentialism- on the other: i am pleased to read bergson's concepts applied on social rather than just personal level, pleased to find arguments valourizing art as way of knowledge, as valuable, positive values of other aesthetic values, of art production and purpose, an en [...]

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