An Essay on African Philosophical Thought

An Essay on African Philosophical Thought

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Defining the main principles of a distinct African philosophy, this work rejects the idea that an African philosophy consists simply of the work of Africans writing on philosophy. It argues that critical analyses of specific traditional African modes of thought are necessary to develop a distinctively African philosophy.(some of which are embodied in proverbs) would therefore become a philosophy of life, offering rational guidance on questions of individual action and social policy. Philosophy thus provides people with a fundamental system of beliefs to liveanbsp;...

Title:An Essay on African Philosophical Thought
Author:Kwame Gyekye
Publisher:Temple University Press - 1995


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