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
|Article Title||Ibuanyindanda (Complementary Reflection) and some Basic Philosophical Problems in Africa Today, Innocent I. Asouzu : book review|
|© Publisher:||Calabar School of Philosophy|
|Journal||Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions|
|Affiliations||1 University of Calabar, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Jul 2013|
|Pages||571 - 579|
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 - ihe mkpuchi anya (phenomenon of concealment) and our ambivalent laden experience of reality.
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