David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 88 (1):57-84 (2005)
In the traditional African view, knowledge is not acquired by labor but "given" by the ancestors. Second, it is immediately social: not "I" know, but "we" know. Thirdly, knowledge is not universal but local tribal : other tribes have different knowledge. Knowledge has it "biological variations" like all other things in nature. The ensuing logic is worked out in this article. Modern African society, changed as it is by the advent of western thought, should be understood in the awareness of the conflicting nature of the two ideas of knowledge.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Chukwudum Barnabas Okolo (1993). African Social & Political Philosophy: Selected Essays. Fulladu Pub. Co..
Lee M. Brown (ed.) (2004). African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
Kwame Anthony Appiah (2005). African Studies and the Concept of Knowledge. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 88 (1):23-56.
Bert Hamminga (2005). The Pozna View: How to Mean What You Say. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 88 (1):129-140.
Philip Higgs (2012). African Philosophy and the Decolonisation of Education in Africa: Some Critical Reflections. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (s2):37-55.
Michael C. Kirwen (ed.) (2005). African Cultural Knowledge: Themes and Embedded Beliefs. Mias Books.
B. Hallen (1986/1997). Knowledge, Belief, and Witchcraft: Analytic Experiments in African Philosophy. Stanford University Press.
Omedi Ochieng (2008). The Epistemology of African Philosophy. International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (3):337-359.
Bert Hamminga (2005). Language, Reality and Truth: The African Point of View. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 88 (1):85-116.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads38 ( #54,053 of 1,688,130 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #78,882 of 1,688,130 )
How can I increase my downloads?