Dr Stephen Oppong Peprah
A Complete Parsing and Translation of Amo's Philosophical Dissertations on Mind and Body
- Project status
- Visiting Fellowships
This project aims to do a complete parsing and student-friendly translation, from Latin to English, of the philosophical dissertations of Anton Wilhelm Amo.
Early in the eighteenth-century Anton Wilhelm Amo (c. 1703- c. 1759) was taken, while still a small boy, from West Africa [modern day Ghana] to Amsterdam. From there he was soon sent to Germany to work as a servant in the court of Duke Anton Ulrich of Braunschweig Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel (Menn and Smith 2020). Having been exposed to education by the Duke, Amo eventually became a philosopher, legal scholar and university lecturer in Halle and Jena universities. The project aims to make Amo’s works accessible to student both as philosophical works and material for teaching Latin.