n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Rorty's Deconstruction of Philosophy and the Challenge of African Philosophy, Anothy Onyemachi Agwuele : book review

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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There is indeed a school of philosophy that emerged from the University of Ibadan in the 1970's that has eventually produced a distinct orientation in the discourse that is now known as African philosophy. True, University of Ghana, Legon as well as other academic institutions in east Africa (Kenya in particular) have been important in fashioning the discursive grids on which modern African philosophical practices are based. However, the Ibadan school of African philosophy has sought to uphold the tenets of these foundational grids in ways that have made it almost impossible to operate outside these disciplinary frameworks. Both students and teachers are more or less obliged to observe the injunctions of the elementary grids.

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