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Philosophy in Africa, trends and perspectives

International Conference on African Philosophy (1981 University of Ibadan)

Philosophy in Africa, trends and perspectives

selected papers from an International Conference on African Philosophy held at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 15-19 February 1981, with assistance from UNESCO ; edited by P.O. Bodunrin.

by International Conference on African Philosophy (1981 University of Ibadan)

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Published by University of Ife Press in Ile-Ife, Nigeria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy, African -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    ContributionsBodunrin, P. O.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB5300.5 I5 1981
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv,279 p.
    Number of Pages279
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17408815M
    ISBN 109781369720

    This approach recognizes that the purpose of seeking the truth concerning violence against the people is to seek atonement and reconciliation; and that this is something that is as much needed in dealing with crimes of Africans against Africans as in crimes of Europeans against Africans. Ibadan, Nigeria: Hope Publications, As of now, the discipline has been represented by a number of introductions, anthologies, historical overviews, and encyclopaedias. The final unit of philosophy in Africa today is the professional philosophy.

    Oruka, Henry Odera. It is of course true that there are deserts, forests, nomadic peoples like the Masaithe Turkana, and the Karimojong inhabiting semi-deserts and roaming about pasturing their cattle. He was, until recently, a Laurance S. Traditional beliefs are not valuable in themselves, but have merit in modern Africa only to the extent that they contribute to this end. Translated by Yaa-Lengi Meema Ngemi. Philosophical sagacity is a sort of individualist version of ethnophilosophy, in which one records the beliefs of certain special members of a community.

    These developments show how African philosophy should not be considered the exclusive domain of men, that it need not take science as its principal exemplar, and that one need not be African in order to address issues of central importance in African philosophy. Out of these revivals, I believe, would grow schools and programs of research, in Swahili, Yoruba, French, English, etc. He has been a close collaborator with Henry Louis Gates Jr. Only if ideas are recorded can energy be focused on assessing them rather than merely recalling them Hountoundji What were the main philosophical preoccupation of traditional African cultures? His current work tackles three major areas: 1.


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Philosophy in Africa, trends and perspectives book

Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, Kaphagawani, D. Also, on this view the only difference between non-African anthropology or ethnology and African philosophy seems to be the nationality of the researcher.

Modern African philosophy Kenyan philosopher Henry Odera Oruka has distinguished what he calls four trends in modern African philosophy: ethnophilosophy, philosophical sagacitynationalistic—ideological philosophy, and professional philosophy.

Alagoa argues for the existence of an African philosophy of history stemming from traditional proverbs from the Niger Delta. Do you agree, and if so who do you think is the best example of a sage? He stresses the need to develop written modes of communication, arguing that literacy is a necessary condition of the transition from a prescientific to a scientific world view.

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In fact it would be more realistic to call them candidates for the position of African philosophy, with the understanding that more than one of them might fit the bill. Lukes, S. Critically, it can be observed that the criteria for some classifications in the book are not always clear and selections may sometimes seem random and arbitrary.

Can you in general say that most contemporary philosophers in Africa and philosophers of African origin working elsewhere have some philosophical interests in common?

World philosophy a text with readings. Oruka as lacking personal subject matter, a prolonged history of debates and literature to preserve and expand itself as well as a limited degree of self-criticism. Outlaw, S. Traditional beliefs are not valuable in themselves, but have merit in modern Africa only to the extent that they contribute to this end.

King 's introduction to African philosophy see link belowused with permission See also. It is written in an accessible language and will make a good paedagogical text. In addition to Griaule, Barry Hallen has more recently done some interesting works in the area, specifically in the Yoruba tradition.

He died in an Accra hospital in English, Parker, and Kibujjo Kalumba, eds.Contemporary Philosophy – problems, trends and perspectives. 28 August – 02 September, Varna, Bulgaria. Organized by: Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences. Jul 22,  · African philosophy: Hegel's Perspective. 1. African Philosophy: Hegel’s Perspective.

Sindiga.O. Elijah (M.A Public Administration & Public Policy, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Kisii University) The focus of this paper is on the place of Hegel‟s idea of the Absolute in African philosophy. The four philosophical trends identified by Oruka are, thus: a) Ethno-Philosophy – which he says refers to communal thoughts or myths, folklores and folk-wisdom.

This describes the world-outlook or thought-system of a particular African community or the whole of Africa.

Kwame Anthony Appiah

It is not a. moral philosophy, in its most inclusive sense, seeks to articulate, in rationally systematic form, the rules or principles involved. (p. ). With Quinton‟s definition of philosophy, which brings out its metaphysical, epistemological and ethical dimensions, it is obvious that philosophy could be.

Feb 04,  · Abstract. Although the literature on African metaphysics is growing, there is no common agreement on its meaning, nature and scope.

In addition, most discussions on African metaphysics do not separate traditional from modern African atlasbowling.com by: 2. Philosophy in Africa. likes. to develop africa philosophy and enlightenment.

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