David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy East and West 47 (2):189-210 (1997)
The universalists argue that there is currently no African philosophy. Compared to Western philosophy, African philosophy does not have the requisite features of a writing tradition and a rigorous and critical analytical approach to debates over universal conceptual issues, engaged in by individuals. This stance, it is argued here, involves a parochial conception of 'philosophy' that is applied to African philosophy and captures only the contemporary analytic tradition of Western philosophy--while the ancient and medieval periods indicate that other speculative, constructive, and normative approaches to philosophy exist that are not captured by this conception. Moreover, African philosophy that is equivalent to the ancient and medieval periods does exist, and this African equivalent is a precursor to the contemporary analytic philosophy that the universalists are looking for in Africa
|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..
Richard H. Bell (2002). Understanding African Philosophy: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues. Routledge.
L. D. Keita (1994). Pearce's "African Philosophy and the Sociological Thesis" a Response. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 24 (2):192-203.
Omedi Ochieng (2008). The Epistemology of African Philosophy. International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (3):337-359.
Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (2001). African Philosophy and the Analytic Tradition. Philosophical Papers 30 (3):205-213.
Kwasi Wiredu, W. E. Abraham, Abiola Irele & Ifeanyi Menkiti (eds.) (2004/2006). A Companion to African Philosophy. Blackwell Pub..
Tsenay Serequeberhan (2009). African Philosophy as the Practice of Resistance. Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 4 (9):44-52.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads18 ( #94,308 of 1,102,762 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #46,777 of 1,102,762 )
How can I increase my downloads?