n Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions - Philosophy and Method of Integrative Humanism, Godfrey Ozumba : book review
|Article Title||Philosophy and Method of Integrative Humanism, Godfrey Ozumba : book review|
|© Publisher:||Calabar School of Philosophy|
|Journal||Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions|
|Affiliations||1 Cross River State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Dec 2011|
|Pages||209 - 216|
It is the occupation of philosophers to discover ways by which our knowledge is acquired, the depth of our knowledge, and the standards or criteria by which we can reliably judge the truth or falsity of our knowledge.
Often, we are apt to accept without questioning, what we think we know about our environment and indeed the whole universe. Sometimes, we are shuddered to learn that what we thought was certain are proved to be erroneous or false. When this scenario repeats itself, we tend to become doubtful or suspicious to all our claims to certainty.
When for instance, a teacher we have enormous faith in, comes along to confess that all he's been teaching us are spurious theories because he did not want us to know the truth, we might begin to doubt not only this man and his theories but other men, their theories and even ourselves. In this discomfort, we would ultimately begin to wonder what kind of evidence and condition we would need to help us discover the states of truth and falsity. Indeed, we would begin to ask the sort of questions which, to this day, have landed philosophers in a postmodern impasse, in attempts to develop a theory of knowledge.
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