Ph.D in Political Science and Ph.D in Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for French Studies at the Free University of Berlin. Former President of the German Association for French Language Philosophy, and Chair of the Anton-Wilhelm Amo Society. Editor and co-author of the first German language African Encyclopaedia (2001) and author of several books and articles.
Although Anton Wilhelm Amo (c.1700-1753) and Georg Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) developed against the same cultural background, they share few common elements in their reasoning styles and are fundamentally differentiated by their perceptions of Africa. For a very long time Amo’s work developed in the shadows because it failed to attract an audience. However, he has gone down in history as the first world-class philosopher of African origin to have taken an active part in the debates...
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