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Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka [4]Sylvanus Ifeanyichukwu Nnoruka [1]
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    Judgement in African Thought.Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka - 2003 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10 (2):51-61.
    Critical thinking plays a role in African judgement. Here, factors that influence judgement are: culture, communalism, wisdom of elders, revelation from the gods, and observation. Factors that obstruct judgement include: colonialism, modernization, and new religions. However, thanks to Kant's critical philosophy, only objectively valid knowledge is actually knowledge in African traditional thought.
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    African Culture and the Quest for Truth.Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka - 1999 - Philosophy Today 43 (4):411-422.
    In most African cultures, there is a definite and clear quest for truth through a critical method. Truth is a key value. It has moral, philosophical and social significance. One can subject an interlocutor's statements to methodic doubt and questioning. However, in some African cultures, the human intellect alone is not capable of understanding certain truth data thereby permitting the practice of divination. Nevertheless, most African cultures distinguish opinion (doxa) from (alatheia); emphasis is on objectivity rather than subjectivity. The methods (...)
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  3. Personal Identity: A Philosophical Survey.Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka - 1995 - Modern Business Press.
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  4. Solidarity, a Principle of Sociality: Phenomenological-Hermeneutical Approach in the Context of the Philosophy of Alfred Schutz and an African Culture.Sylvanus Ifeanyichukwu Nnoruka - 2007 - Iko - Verlag für Interkulturelle Kommunikation.
  5. The Paradigmatic Status of Western Philosophy in Okere's Philosophical Hermeneutics.Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka - 2005 - 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.