n Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions - The limitations of Bernard Matolion's "limited communitarianism" : continuing the conversations on personhood in African philosophy : book review

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2276-8386
  • E-ISSN: 2408-5987



Bernard Matolino perceives some confusion arising from the diversity of opinion on the subject of "personhood" in African philosophy, hence his latest book of that title: [Personhood in African Philosophy], described on the blurb as "the first and only monograph wholly and exclusively dedicated to the concept of person in African philosophy". The book, written in five chapters is indeed a comprehensive discussion of the concept as it has been grappled with by various philosophers on the continent in extant literature. It is worth pointing out that Matolino's style in composing the book was typical of The Conversational School of Philosophy's (The Calabar School of Philosophy's) method of conversationalism. I wish to employ this method also in this review.

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