Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2014)

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Gail Presbey
University of Detroit Mercy
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African Sage Philosophy. The Sage Philosophy Project began in the mid-1970s at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Nairobi Kenya. At the University, Henry Odera Oruka (1944-1995) popularized the term “Sage Philosophy Project,” and closely related terms such as “philosophic sagacity,” both by initiating a project of interviewing African sages. This article presents the history of the project and its major accomplishments.
Keywords African philosophy  H. Odera Oruka  Kenya  Sage philosophy
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