n Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions - Ibuanyindanda (Complementary Reflection) and some Basic Philosophical Problems in Africa Today, Innocent I. Asouzu : book review

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2276-8386
  • E-ISSN: 2408-5987



Reality presents itself in different ways to different people. While this in itself is not bad, it remains the main source of error, ethnocentric reduction, divisiveness, intolerance and other problematic that stem from our tendency to exalt our own unique perception of reality to an absolute instance - ignoring and downgrading the other's viewpoint. Asouzu sees this tendency to negate the other, and raise oneself to a superior stand, as the root of most problems in inter-personal relationship and in philosophical discourse. This tendency he believes, is occasioned by the basic presupposition of Ibuanyidanda philosophy - (phenomenon of concealment) and our ambivalent laden experience of reality.

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