African Strategic Heritage Resource and the Challenge of Modernism

Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 47:83-88 (2018)
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This paper is an attempt to enter the discourse from an Africanist perspective. It draws attention to African Knowledge Systems as a critical resource in the continent’s transformation challenge. The paper articulates the logic for African transformation and argues why the continent must reclaim its lost and threatened knowledges for integration into development efforts. It explores the ‘African’ educational system as a major challenge facing the acceptance and integration of AKS in the transformation process and concludes that the continent is better off if the development initiative is first and foremost foregrounded on African heritage and ways of knowing. The paper concludes by suggesting three major aspects of such an educational system that promotes knowledge through wisdom.

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