African Philosophy, Culture, and Traditional Medicine
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ohio University Center for International Studies (1988)
For over two centuries, Western scholars have discussed African philosophy and culture, often in disparaging, condescending terms, and always from an alien European perspective. Many Africans now share this perspective, having been trained in the western, empirical tradition. Makinde argues that, particularly in view of the costs and failings of western style culture, Africans must now mold their own modern culture by blending useful western practices with valuable indigenous African elements. Specifically, Makinde demonstrates the potential for the development of African philosophy and even African traditional medicine. Following the lead of a number of countries with government policies of incorporating indigenous medicine with orthodox Western medicine, Makinde argues that traditional African practices should be taken seriously, both medically and scientifically. Further, he charges African scholars with the responsibility of investigating these and other elements of traditional African culture in order to dispel their mystery and secrecy through modern research and useful publications
|Keywords||Philosophy, African Traditional medicine|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$6.45 used (76% off) $19.31 new (26% off) $23.35 direct from Amazon (11% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B5375.M35 1988|
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
J. Obi Oguejiofor (2005). Ethnophilosophy and Hermeneutics : Reviewing Okere's Critique of Traditional African Philosophy. In Theophilus Okere, J. Obi Oguejiofor & Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (eds.), African Philosophy and the Hermeneutics of Culture: Essays in Honour of Theophilus Okere. Distributed in North America by Transaction Publishers
Lee M. Brown (ed.) (2004). African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
Godfrey B. Tangwa (2002). The HIV/AIDS Pandemic, African Traditional Values and the Search for a Vaccine in Africa. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27 (2):217 – 230.
Lucinda Domoko Manda (2008). Africa's Healing Wisdom : Spiritual and Ethical Values of Traditional African Healthcare Practices. In Ronald Nicolson (ed.), Persons in Community: African Ethics in a Global Culture. University of Kwazulu-Natal Press
Olusegun Oladipo (1996). The Commitment of the African Philosopher. Journal of Philosophical Research 21:417-432.
Godfrey B. Tangwa (2007). How Not to Compare Western Scientific Medicine with African Traditional Medicine. Developing World Bioethics 7 (1):41–44.
J. C. A. Agbakoba (2005). An Evaluation of Theophilus Okere's Conception of the Place of African Traditional Values in Contemporary African Societies. In Theophilus Okere, J. Obi Oguejiofor & Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (eds.), African Philosophy and the Hermeneutics of Culture: Essays in Honour of Theophilus Okere. Distributed in North America by Transaction Publishers
Maurice Muhatia Makumba (2007). An Introduction to African Philosophy: Past and Present. Paulines Publications Africa.
David Okpako (2001). How Do We Know?: A Reflection on Theoretical Thinking in Traditional African Medicine. Nigerian Academy of Science.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #779,360 of 1,906,923 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?