n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Postethnophilosophy, Sanya Osha : book review

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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African philosophy at its outset grappled with a question that is a clear and reliable indicator of its existence. That is, the question of the existence of African philosophy. This and the debate it generated, I believe, are proof of the existence of African philosophy. Every philosophical system, no matter what claims it makes for itself, must derive its authenticity from self-examination. It does not matter, ultimately, whether this meta-philosophical exercise is conclusively resolved. The question of what is African philosophy, in contrast to any other kind of philosophy, is a question which permits no simple answer. Consequently, the attempt to answer this question produced two distinct discursive formations, that of universalists and traditionalists.

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