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Socrates and Orunmila. Two Patron Saints of Classical Philosophy, Sophie Bosede Oluwole : book review

Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2276-8386
  • E-ISSN: 2408-5987



With this book, the debate about African philosophy and the understanding of what African philosophy is about are raised to a new level. S.B. Oluwole has worked already for a long time to make clear what is specifically African in African philosophy. From a great number of publications I just mention her book: [Witchcraft, Reincarnation and the God-Head: Issues in African Philosophy], 1991. Excel Publications: Ikeja. In this connection she has drawn special attention to the problem of [Philosophy and Oral Tradition], 1999. Ark Publishers: Lagos. She uses frequently and is very familiar with the , an extensive text of Yoruba oral tradition, of which big parts have been published in print and also translated into English by Wande Abimbola. The main chapters of this text can be found in the volume, edited by Abimbola: [Sixteen Great Poems of Ifa], 1975. UNESCO: Paris.

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