On Delimiting African Philosophy and the Equalization Scheme
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ogiris 8 (2011)
Abstract The discourse on the meaningfulness of Africans has taken various dimensions over the decades, especially as it has to do with asserting that Africans had her civilizations, and so were inherently dignified people. One of these dimensions is African Philosophy where lots of African scholars have invested their time and mind on examining the African universe and bringing forth various descriptions of the African life. And in line with this, some schools of thought in African Philosophy have developed. It seems to me that these schools may not be thorough and principle-based; they appear to have been fuelled by sentiments and ego-protection principle. How valid and sound are these schools of thoughts? Do these schools exhaust all there is to African Philosophy in the present? In this paper, the researcher thinks that the various schools of African Philosophy were not well-founded, and that there still exists another school of thought deducible from the various contributions of contemporary scholars in African thought; it also demonstrates that even this school of thought is an exercise in contradiction to the aspirations of these scholars in particular and of Africans in general.
|Keywords||African Philosophy, Equalization Scheme. Cultural Past. Great Debate|
|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
Munyaradzi Felix Murove (ed.) (2009). African Ethics: An Anthology of Comparative and Applied Ethics. University of Kwazulu-Natal Press.
Maurice Muhatia Makumba (2007). An Introduction to African Philosophy: Past and Present. Paulines Publications Africa.
Chukwudum Barnabas Okolo (1993). African Social & Political Philosophy: Selected Essays. Fulladu Pub. Co..
Kwasi Wiredu, W. E. Abraham, Abiola Irele & Ifeanyi Menkiti (eds.) (2004). A Companion to African Philosophy. Blackwell Pub..
Tsenay Serequeberhan (1994). The Hermeneutics of African Philosophy: Horizon and Discourse. Routledge.
Kwame Gyekye (1995). An Essay on African Philosophical Thought: The Akan Conceptual Scheme. Temple University Press.
Richard H. Bell (2002). Understanding African Philosophy: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues. Routledge.
Albert Mosley (1999). An Introduction to African Philosophy. Teaching Philosophy 22 (4):399-402.
Egbeke Aja (1994). Time and Space in African (Igbo) Thought. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 1 (1):1-8.
L. D. Keita (1994). Pearce's "African Philosophy and the Sociological Thesis" a Response. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 24 (2):192-203.
Bruce B. Janz (2009). Philosophy in an African Place. Lexington Books.
Kwasi Wiredu (1996). Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective. Indiana University Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-11-20
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?