The Hatata Inquiries: Two Texts of Seventeenth-Century African Philosophy from Ethiopia about Reason, the Creator, and Our Ethical Responsibilities
Written by Zara Yaqob and Walda Heywat
Translated and edited by Ralph Lee with Mehari Worku, Wendy Laura Belcher, and Jeremy R. Brown; Preface by Dag Herbjørnsrud
Published by De Gruyter in 2024.
The Hatata (Inquiries) are two texts of early African philosophy, written by Zara Yaqob (Zärˀa Yaˁəqob) and Walda Heywat (Wäldä Heywat) in Ethiopia in Gəˁəz in the 1600s.
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