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    Catalogue raisonné du fonds African Spir.African Spir & Fabrizio Frigerio (eds.) - 1990 - Genève: Bibliothèque publique et universitaire.
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    Cultural Philosophy: African and Filipino Dimensions.Rolando M. Gripaldo - 2018 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 19 (1):38-52.
    This paper traces the development of “cultural philosophy,” distinguishes it from the “philosophy of culture,” discusses African and Filipino philosophical dimensions, and then makes the concluding remarks. This paper argues that while cultural philosophy is a significant development in the history of ideas, any given culture must opt to develop its own philosophical tradition.
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  3. Universals of Human Thought Some African Evidence /Edited by Barbara Lloyd, John Gay. --. --.Barbara B. Lloyd, John Gay & African Studies Centre - 1981 - Cambridge University Press, 1981.
     
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    What makes African Philosophy African? A conversation with Aribiah David Attoe on ‘the foundational myth of ethnophilosophy’.L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 7 (3):94-108.
    One of the most debated issues in African philosophy concerns the question of ethnophilosophy. While most Particularists equate it to African philosophy, the Universalists reject it as philosophy let alone being African philosophy. The rationale behind the second position is that ethnophilosophy is said to be descriptive and lacks argumentation, criticality, rigor and systematicity, which are the hallmarks of philosophy. What these two views revolve around is the question of the place of ethnophilosophy in African philosophy. Here, I focus on (...)
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    What makes African Philosophy African? A Conversation with Aribiah David Attoe on ‘The Foundational Myth of Ethnophilosophy’.L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica 7 (3):94-108.
    One of the most debated issues in African philosophy concerns the question of ethnophilosophy. While most Particularists equate it to African philosophy, theUniversalists reject it as philosophy let alone being African philosophy. The rationale behind the second position is that ethnophilosophy is said to be descriptive and lacks argumentation, criticality, rigor and systematicity, which are the hallmarks of philosophy. What these two views revolve around is the question of the place of ethnophilosophy in African philosophy. Here, I focus on two (...)
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    Indeterminancy, Ethnophilosophy, Linguistic Philosophy, African Philosophy.Barry Hallen - 1995 - Philosophy 70 (273):377-94.
    This is a paper about philosophical methodology or, better, methodologies. Most of the material that has been published to date under the rubric of African philosophy has been methodological in character. One reason for this is the conflicts that sometimes arise when philosophers in Africa attempt to reconcile their relationships with both academic philosophy and so-called African '‘traditional’ systems of thought. A further complication is that the studies of traditional African thought systems that become involved in these conflicts are themselves (...)
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  7. Indeterminancy, Ethnophilosophy, Linguistic Philosophy, African Philosophy.Barry Hallen - 1995 - Philosophy 70 (273):377 - 393.
    Various obstacles to the expression of African philosophy, arising from indeterminacies of translation, can be resolved by having recourse to the ordinary language approach to academic philosophy.
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    African philosophy: myth and reality.Paulin J. Hountondji - 1983 - Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
    In this seminal exploration of the nature and future of African philosophy, Paulin J. Hountondji attacks a myth popularized by ethnophilosophers such as Placide Temples and Alexis Kagame that there is an indigenous, collective African philosophy, separate and distinct from the Western philosophical tradition. Hountondji contends that ideological manifestations of this view that stress the uniqueness of the African experience are protonationalist reactions against colonialism conducted, paradoxically, in the terms of colonialist discourse.
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    Sage Philosophy: Indigenous Thinkers and Modern Debate on African Philosophy.H. Odera Oruka (ed.) - 1990 - New York: BRILL.
    Sage Philosophy is an anthology of three main parts: Part one contains papers by Odera Oruka clearing the way and arguing about his research over the last decade on indigenous sages in Kenya. Part Two introduces verbatim interviews with a given number of those sages, while Part Three consists of published papers by scholars who are critics or commentators on the Oruka project. The author has spent the last decade in Kenya carrying out his research. It is the general stand (...)
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    African Philosophy: Traditional Yoruba Philosophy and Contemporary African Realities.Segun Gbadegesin - 1991 - P. Lang.
    The question whether or not there is African philosophy has, for too long, dominated the philosophical scene in Africa, to the neglect of substantive issues generated by the very fact of human existence. This has unfortunately led to an impasse in the development of a distinctive African philosophical tradition. In this path-breaking book, Segun Gbadegesin offers a new and promising approach which recognizes the traditional and contemporary facets of African philosophy by exploring the issues they raise. In Part I, the (...)
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  11. African religions & philosophy.John S. Mbiti - 1969 - Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann.
    Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in ...
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    Postcolonial African Philosophy: A Critical Reader.Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (ed.) - 1997 - Cambridge, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.
  13. Metaphysics, religion, and Yoruba traditional thought.in Non-Human Agencies Belief & in an African Powers - 2002 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.), Philosophy From Africa: A Text with Readings. Oxford University Press.
     
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    The African Philosophy Reader.Pieter Hendrik Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.) - 1998 - New York: Routledge.
    Divided into eight sections, each with introductory essays, the selections offer rich and detailed insights into a diverse multinational philosophical landscape. Revealed in this pathbreaking work is the way in which traditional philosophical issues related to ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology, for instance, take on specific forms in Africa's postcolonial struggles. Much of its moral, political, and social philosophy is concerned with the turbulent processes of embracing modern identities while protecting ancient cultures.
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    Philosophy in an African Place.Bruce B. Janz - 2009 - Lexington Books.
    Philosophy in an African Place shifts the central question of African philosophy from "Is there an African philosophy?" to "What is it to do philosophy in this place?" This book both opens up new questions within the field and also establishes "philosophy-in-place", a mode of philosophy which begins from the places in which concepts have currency and shows how a truly creative philosophy can emerge from focusing on questioning, listening, and attention to difference.
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  16. Understanding African Philosophy: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues.Richard H. Bell - 2002 - New York: Routledge.
    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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    African Philosophy of Education Reconsidered: On Being Human.Yusef Waghid - 2013 - Routledge.
    Much of the literature on the African philosophy of education juxtaposes two philosophical strands as mutually exclusive entities; traditional ethnophilosophy on the one hand, and ‘scientific’ African philosophy on the other. While traditional ethnophilosophy is associated with the cultural artefacts, narratives, folklore and music of Africa’s people, ‘scientific’ African philosophy is primarily concerned with the explanations, interpretations and justifications of African thought and practice along the lines of critical and transformative reasoning. These two alternative strands of African philosophy invariably impact (...)
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  18. African philosophy: an introduction to the main philosophical trends in contemporary Africa.E. A. Ruch - 1984 - Rome: Catholic Book Agency. Edited by K. C. Anyanwu.
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    Philosophy in an African Place.Bruce B. Janz - 2009 - Lexington Books.
    Introduction: Philosophy-in-place -- Tradition in the periphery -- Questioning reason -- Wisdom is actually thought -- Culture and the problem of universality -- Listening to language -- Practicality : African philosophy's debts and duties -- Locating African philosophy.
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  20. A Companion to African Philosophy.Kwasi Wiredu (ed.) - 2004 - Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    This volume of newly commissioned essays provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages. _ Offers a distinctive historical treatment of African philosophy. Covers all the main branches of philosophy as addressed in the African tradition. Includes accounts of pre-colonial African philosophy and contemporary political thought. _.
     
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  21. African Philosophy: An Anthology.Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (ed.) - 1998 - Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Bringing together canonical philosophical texts from African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Black European thinkers, this major new anthology is designed to serve both as a textbook and as the authoritative reference volume in Africana philosophical and cultural studies.
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  22. Philosophy and an African culture.Kwasi Wiredu - 1980 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    What can philosophy contribute to African culture? What can it draw from it? Could there be a truly African philosophy that goes beyond traditional folk thought? Kwasi Wiredu tries in these essays to define and demonstrate a role for contemporary African philosophers which is distinctive but by no means parochial. He shows how they can assimilate the advances of analytical philosophy and apply them to the general social and intellectual changes associated with 'modernisation' and the transition to new national identities. (...)
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  23. African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives.M. Brown Lee (ed.) - 2004 - New York: Oup Usa.
    African Philosophy is a collection of previously unpublished essays that address epistemological and metaphysical concerns that have emerged from the sub-Saharan regions of Africa. The primary focus of the book is on traditional African conceptions of mind, person, personal identity, truth, knowledge, understanding, objectivity, and reality. The collection also discusses traditional African conceptions of causation, destiny, and free will.
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  24. The Hermeneutics of African Philosophy: Horizon and Discourse.Tsenay Serequeberhan - 1994 - New York: Routledge.
    Hermeneutics is a crucial but neglected perspective in African philosophy. Here, Tsenay Serequeberhan engages post-colonial African literature and the ideas of the African liberation struggle with critically-used insights from the European philosophical tradition. Continuing the work of Theophilus Okere and Okonda Okolo, this book attempts to overcome the debate between ethnophilosophy and professional philosophy, demonstrating that the promise of African philosophy lies with the critical development of the African hermeneutical perspective.
     
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    African Philosophy of Education Reconsidered: On Being Human.Yusef Waghid - 2013 - Routledge.
    Much of the literature on the African philosophy of education juxtaposes two philosophical strands as mutually exclusive entities; traditional ethnophilosophy on the one hand, and ‘scientific’ African philosophy on the other. While traditional ethnophilosophy is associated with the cultural artefacts, narratives, folklore and music of Africa’s people, ‘scientific’ African philosophy is primarily concerned with the explanations, interpretations and justifications of African thought and practice along the lines of critical and transformative reasoning. These two alternative strands of African philosophy invariably impact (...)
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    African philosophy, culture, and traditional medicine.M. Akin Makinde - 1988 - Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Center for International Studies.
    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 (...)
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    African philosophy: critical dimensions.Wilfred Lajul - 2014 - Kampala, Uganda: Fountain Publishers.
    African philosophy has for long been rejected on the basis that it is not known, or has not been written down. Behind this view is the idealist presumption that for something to exist, it must first be perceived. However, for something to be perceived, it must first exist. African Philosophy: Critical Dimensions examines what constitutes African philosophy in terms of its meaning, foundation, sources, methodology, characteristics, and relevance. The book analyses traditional African philosophy from the political, social, ethical, epistemological and (...)
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  28. African philosophy: the essential readings.Tsenay Serequeberhan (ed.) - 1991 - New York, N.Y.: Paragon House.
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    African Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century: Acts of Transition.Jean Godefroy Bidima & Laura Hengehold (eds.) - 2021 - Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This volume explores African philosophies’ expression of transitional acts where thought interacts with history and proposes solutions to problems. Influential thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic engage with the realm of criticism and imagination, public spaces in Africa, and the relationship between historical politics and poetics.
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    African art as philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the idea of negritude.Souleymane Bachir Diagne - 2011 - New York: Seagull Books. Edited by Chike Jeffers.
    Le;opold Se;dar Senghor (1906–2001) was a Senegalese poet and philosopher who in 1960 also became the first president of the Republic of Senegal. In African Art as Philosophy , Souleymane Bachir Diagne takes a unique approach to reading Senghor’s influential works, taking as the starting point for his analysis Henri Bergson’s idea that in order to understand philosophers one must find the initial intuition from which every aspect of their work develops. In the case of Senghor, Diagne argues that his (...)
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    The Palgrave Handbook of African Philosophy.Adeshina Afolayan & Toyin Falola (eds.) - 2017 - New York, NY, U.S.A.: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This handbook investigates the current state and future possibilities of African Philosophy, as a discipline and as a practice, vis-à-vis the challenge of African development and Africa’s place in a globalized, neoliberal capitalist economy. The volume offers a comprehensive survey of the philosophical enterprise in Africa, especially with reference to current discourses, arguments and new issues—feminism and gender, terrorism and fundamentalism, sexuality, development, identity, pedagogy and multidisciplinarity, etc.—that are significant for understanding how Africa can resume its arrested march towards decolonization (...)
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    Foundations of African philosophy: a definitive analysis of conceptual issues in African thought.Godwin Sogolo - 1993 - Ibadan, Nigeria: Ibadan University Press.
    The Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ibadan addresses the controversial question as to whether or not there is something distinctive which can be described as African philosophy. He goes beyond this and lays out a foundation for an emerging indigenous African philosophy. Based on his belief that a modern African philosophical tradition can be nourished within the context of African culture, history and experience, he conducts a philosophical analysis of the conceptual implications of major issues, beliefs and thought (...)
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    African Philosophy of Religion and Western Monotheism.Kirk Lougheed, Motsamai Molefe & Thaddeus Metz - 2024 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are typically recognized as the world’s major monotheistic religions. However, African Traditional Religion is, despite often including lesser spirits and gods, a monotheistic religion with numerous adherents in sub-Saharan Africa; it includes the idea of a single most powerful God responsible for the creation and sustenance of everything else. This Element focuses on drawing attention to this major world religion that has been much neglected by scholars around the globe, particularly those working (...)
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    Debating African Philosophy: Perspectives on Identity, Decolonial Ethics and Comparative Philosophy.George Hull (ed.) - 2018 - New York: Routledge.
    In African countries there has been a surge of intellectual interest in foregrounding ideas and thinkers of African origin--in philosophy as in other disciplines--that have been unjustly ignored or marginalized. African scholars have demonstrated that precolonial African cultures generated ideas and arguments which were at once truly philosophical and distinctively African, and several contemporary African thinkers are now established figures in the philosophical mainstream. Yet, despite the universality of its themes, relevant contributions from African philosophy have rarely permeated global philosophical (...)
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    African philosophy: myth or reality?Leo Apostel - 1981 - Gent, Belgium: Story-Scientia.
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    African Philosophy: Selected Readings.Albert G. Mosley (ed.) - 1995 - Prentice-Hall.
    A collection of historical and contemporary writings that chronicle the development of the African critical response to attempts to ascribe a peculiar nature to the African character, and the debate in contemporary African philosophy on issues such as magic, witchcraft, aesthetics, and morality. Other topics include contemporary thought in French speaking Africa, and African traditional thought and Western science. Each selection is preceded by a synopsis. No index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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    African philosophy in the global village: theistic panpsychic rationality, axiology and science.Maduabuchi F. Dukor - 2021 - Lagos, Nigeria: Malthouse Press.
    In this book, Maduabuchi Dukor presents a comprehensive interpretation of African Philosophy that is informed by the idea that everything in the universe includes a 'spiritual' dimension, what he calls theistic humanism. Imperceptible agents such as God, lesser divinities, and ancestors, as well as forces such as witchcraft and magic, play prominent roles in Dukor's accounts of not just metaphysics, but also ethics, aesthetic, and epistemics. By highlighting the diversity in intellectual world currents philosophy stimulates intercultural dialogue, African Philosophy in (...)
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    How African is philosophy in Africa?Paulin J. Hountondji - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 7 (3):9-18.
    Let me straight from the beginning confess one thing: I am not happy with the phrase “African Philosophy” used to describe a subject-matter, a specific discipline in the university curriculum. Why? Because it seems to particularize a kind of intellectual production taking place in Africa and to deny its universal validity. It apparently means, to use the words by Jonathan Chimakonam himself, “a bordersensitive, culture-bound exclusive system that holds only in Africa and is not universally applicable” This particularization, however, has (...)
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  39. The hermeneutics of African philosophy: horizon and discourse.Tsenay Serequeberhan - 1994 - New York: Routledge.
    Hermeneutics is a crucial but neglected perspective in African philosophy. Here, Tsenay Serequeberhan engages post-colonial African literature and the ideas of the African liberation struggle with critically-used insights from the European philosophical tradition. Continuing the work of Theophilus Okere and Okonda Okolo, this book attempts to overcome the debate between ethnophilosophy and professional philosophy, demonstrating that the promise of African philosophy lies with the critical development of the African hermeneutical perspective.
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    African Philosophy: The Analytic Approach.Barry Hallen - 2006 - Africa World Press.
  41. Philosophie africaine: une étude bibliographie = African philosophy: a bibliographic survey, 1729-2000.A. J. Smet - 2004 - [Kinshasa]: Facultés catholiques de Kinshasa.
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    Identity and the Question of African PhilosophyAfrican PhilosophyContemporary Philosophy: African PhilosophyAfrican Philosophy, Culture, and Traditional MedicineAn Essay on African Philosophical Thought.Robert E. Birt, Richard A. Wright, Guttorm Floistad, M. Akin Makinde & Kwame Gyekye - 1991 - Philosophy East and West 41 (1):95.
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  43. African philosophy in search of identity.D. A. Masolo - 1994 - Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    " -- Africa Today "The excellence of this book lies in the wealth of perspectives that it brings to the discussion on what constitutes philosophy, rationality, ...
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  44. African-American Philosophers: 17 Conversations.George Yancy (ed.) - 1998 - New York: Routledge.
    _African-American Philosophers_ brings into conversation seventeen of the foremost thinkers of color to discuss issues such as Black existentialism, racism, Black women philosophers within the academy, affirmative action and the conceptual parameters of African-American philosophy.
     
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    African problems in the light of philosophy.Benjamin Ike Ewelu (ed.) - 2008 - Enugu, Nigeria: Fourth Dimension Publishing Co..
  46. African traditional religion, philosophy and sustainable development.Elizabeth Onyedinma Ezenweke (ed.) - 2014 - Jos, Nigeria: Published by Fab Anieh Nig. Ltd. for Association of African Traditional Religion and Philosophy Scholars - AATREPS.
     
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    An African Philosophy of Personhood, Morality, and Politics.Motsamai Molefe - 2019 - New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    This book explores the salient ethical idea of personhood in African philosophy. It is a philosophical exposition that pursues the ethical and political consequences of the normative idea of personhood as a robust or even foundational ethical category. Personhood refers to the moral achievements of the moral agent usually captured in terms of a virtuous character, which have consequences for both morality and politics. The aim is not to argue for the plausibility of the ethical and political consequences of the (...)
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    African-American Philosophy: Selected Readings.Tommy Lee Lott (ed.) - 2002 - Prentice-Hall.
    This anthology brings together a selection of historical and contemporary writings on topics in African-American Philosophy. Questions regarding a wide range of issues--including slavery and freedom, social progress, self-respect, alienation, sexuality, cultural identity, nationalism, feminism, Marxism and violence--are critically examined from different perspectives by well-known philosophers and by non-philosophers from many disciplines. It emphasizes the historical significance of the philosophical arguments within very specific social and political contexts. Features substantial extracts, and in some cases complete works by important 19th- and (...)
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    Rethinking African Analytic Philosophy: A Perspectival Approach.Grivas Muchineripi Kayange - 2019 - Journal of World Philosophies 4 (2):40-54.
    In this paper I put together insights from the ordinary-language approach and perspectival realism, and use them in developing and clarifying themes in African philosophy. I therefore appeal to language and how African individuals are using it in a particular context. In order to achieve this, I will firstly introduce the analytic philosophical framework in the context of Anglophone African philosophy. This exposition also aims at identifying gaps in the general studies that build on this approach. Secondly, I will clarify (...)
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    Philosophy, culture and vision: African perspectives: selected essays.Kwame Gyekye - 2013 - Accra: Sub-Saharan Publishers.
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