African Philosophy : An Introduction

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The African has generally not been given his right place in the many areas of human civilization. The African is denied a will, freedom, knowledge, rational powers, etc. Yet, man is “by nature a thinking being endowed by nature itself with this unique faculty which he makes use of in his everyday experience, in organizing and interpreting the experience.” African philosophy is a rational product of the African’s intellectual, deliberate or conscious activity with all the qualities that any philosophical discipline has in itself. Acknowledged African scholars, inspite of the disagreement amongst have now accepted that there is a philosophy which is peculiarly African in character, and function. As a philo-sophia, it is a quest for African wisdom. African Philosophy: An Introduction is “the reflective and systematic investigation into the fundamental questions that confront the African such as the nature of the universe, humanity, the self, the community, etc.

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