Title

African Philosophy as the Practice of Resistance:

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

Publication Date

2009

Date Added

2022-05-16

Abstract

The basic concern of the paper is to state what the practice of African Philosophy is and should be in view of the contemporary dismal situation of postcolonial Africa. The attempt is to articulate a conception of African philosophy as a critical un-packing of the ideas and conceptions that legitimated European expansion and to this day–having been internalized by the Westernized African elite–sanction Western hegemony. And so, along with the critique of Eurocentrism the paper explores what it means to “return to the source” and to reclaim our “generic human identity.” The aim, in all of this, is to articulate a conception of African philosophy as a critical and combative hermeneutics of the contemporary African situation.

DOI

10.5840/jphilnepal20094914

Keywords

Anti-colonialism

Disciplines

Philosophy

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