oa Journal of Education - (South) African(a) philosophy of education: a reply to Higgs and Parker

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-479X



There is a growing interest in African philosophy in South Africa following the dismantling of legal apartheid. In recently published works we also witnessed arguments presented for/against African philosophy�s centrality in a new vision for philosophy of education in South Africa. In this paper I respond to these debates by raising some of the difficulties with the term African philosophy and the potential danger of a single philosophy dominating education theory and practice in South Africa.

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