Dr Stephen Oppong Peprah

A Complete Parsing and Translation of Amo's Philosophical Dissertations on Mind and Body
Project status

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.

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'A Complete Parsing and Translation of Amo’s Philosophical Dissertation on Mind and Body'

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