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Jean-Godefroy Bidima

Jean-Godefroy Bidima received a PhD in Philosophy at l'Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in Aesthetics and Sciences of Arts. He was previously Visiting Associate Professor at Bayreuth University (Germany) and Programme Director at the International College of Philosophy. Bidima has been the Yvonne Arnoult Chairholder and professor in French and Francophone Studies at Tulane University (New Orleans) since 2004.

His fields of research include Continental Philosophy, Arts and Literature of the Francophone World, African Philosophies, Juridical Anthropology and Medical Ethics.

 

PROPOSED LIST OF LECTURE THEMES

-La question esthétique et le problème des emblèmes en Afrique  

-Diversité des cultures et réconciliations; que faire après les "Commissions" en Afrique du Sud

-Ethique narrative et la question des soins en Afrique 

-Gadamer, Gracian, Jankélévitch et la question de la manière.

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

In English
-Law and the Public Sphere in Africa, (Indiana University Press, 2013)

In French

-Réalités et représentations de la violence dans les postcolonies, with L. Zoungbo Victorien, (Presses de l’université de Perpignan, 2010)

-Philosophies africaines : Traversées des Expériences, (ed.), (Collège International de Philosophie de Paris / Presses universitaires de France, 2002)

-L'art négro-africain (Presses universitaires de France, 1997)

-La palabre: Une juridiction de la parole (Editions Michalon, 1997)

-La philosophie négro-africaine (Presses universitaires de France, 1995)

-Théorie critique et modernité négro-africaine: De l'Ecole de Francfort à la "Docta spes africana" (Publications de la Sorbonne, 1993)

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Law and the Public Sphere in Africa
(Indiana University Press, 2013)
translated by Laura Hengehold
La Palabre examines the traditional African institution of palaver as a way to create dialogue and open exchange in an effort to resolve conflict and promote democracy. In the wake of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and the gacaca courts in Rwanda, Bidima offers a compelling model of how to develop an African public space where dialogue can combat misunderstanding. This volume, which includes other essays on legal processes, cultural diversity, memory, and the internet in Africa, offers English-speaking readers the opportunity to become acquainted with a highly original and important postcolonial thinker.

 

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