A Companion to African Philosophy by Kwasi Wiredu

By Kwasi Wiredu

This quantity of newly commissioned essays offers accomplished assurance of African philosophy, ranging throughout disciplines and during the a while.

  • Offers a particular historic remedy of African philosophy.
  • Covers all of the major branches of philosophy as addressed within the African culture.
  • Includes money owed of pre-colonial African philosophy and modern political thought.

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Relativism in this sense is the view that the soundness, or even intelligibility, of any set of categories of thought is relative to its time, place, or context of origin. And this relativity is intended to exclude the possibility of critical evaluation from the standpoint of another time, place, or context. Relativism is, in itself, an issue of great interest. In contemporary African philosophy it is an unavoidable one. The most obvious argument against it is based on the empirically verifiable biological unity of the human species.

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Wiredu, Kwasi (1995) ‘‘Knowledge, Truth and Fallibility,’’ in I. Kucuradi and R. S. ), The Concept of Knowledge (Boston: Kluwer Academic). Wiredu, Kwasi (1996a) Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press). Wiredu, Kwasi (1996b) ‘‘Time and African Thought,’’ in D. Tiemersma and H. A. F. ), Time and Temporality in Intercultural Perspective (Atlanta: Rodopi). Wiredu, Kwasi (1998) ‘‘African Philosophy: Anglophone,’’ in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1998 (London: Routledge).

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