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How to be a Universalist about Methods in African Philosophy

Irikefe, Paul Oghenovo 2022. How to be a Universalist about Methods in African Philosophy. The Southern Journal of Philosophy 60 (2) , pp. 154-172. 10.1111/sjp.12444
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Kwasi Wiredu argues for the metaphilosophical view, namely that an African orientation in philosophy can only be had through themes and issues of universal significance that are domesticated in African thought and culture. However, in this article, I challenge this claim. I argue that it grossly overlooks ways in which African philosophy already inherits methods of universal significance, which are applied to African problems and discourse. African philosophy so conceived is quite indistinguishable from African mathematics or physics.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0038-4283
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 June 2022
Date of Acceptance: 27 October 2021
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2022 07:12

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