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Foundations of African Philosophy

A Definitive Analysis of Conceptual Issues in African Thought

by Godwin Sogolo

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 systems that are particular to Africa. His thesis illustrates the need for a new orientation of thinking amongst African scholars, both those in search of an African philosophical tradition and those in search of a new order.

ISBN 9789781212376 | 244 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 1993 | Ibadan University Press, Nigeria | Paperback

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