Celebrating 9 of Africa’s legendary philosophers of all time

Mildred Europa Taylor November 15, 2018

Celebrating 9 of Africa’s legendary philosophers of all time

Souleymane Diagne

The field of research of this Senegalese philosopher includes the history of logic, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy, history of philosophy and literature. Having received his academic training in France, Diagne has written numerous books such as La fidélité et le mouvement dans la pensée de Muhammad Iqbal (2001) and Léopold Sédar Senghor. L’Art africain comme philosophie (2007). The professor was once an advisor for education and culture for Senegal from 1993 to 1999 and has served on numerous boards related to mathematics and social sciences. He is the co-director of Éthiopiques, a Senegalese literature and philosophy journal, and on the editorial board of Revue d’Histoire des Mathématiques published by the Mathematical Society of France, Présence Africaine and more.

Having taught in the humanities department at Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar for 20 years, Diagne’s teaching interests include the history of early modern philosophy, philosophy and Sufism in the Islamic world, African philosophy and literature, and 20th-century French philosophy.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: November 15, 2018


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