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Supernaturalism and the Philosophical Character of the Traditional African Thinker
Owing to the prevalence of belief in spiritual beings and in the reality of some non-physical events in traditional cultures like those of Africa, the orientation of the people is typically regardedExpand
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God and the demon in Cartesian and Akan philosophies: a comparative analysis
The 16 th century French philosopher, Rene Descartes, is one of the most important Christian thinkers in modern philosophy. His ideas on dualism and metaphysics (in general) have been of greatExpand
On the Rationality of Traditional Akan Religion: Analyzing the Concept of God
This paper is an attempt to show how logically acceptable (or rational) belief in Traditional Akan religion is. The attempt is necessitated by the tendency by some scholars to (mis) treat allExpand
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The nexus between ‘person’, personhood, and community in Kwame Gyekye’s philosophy
It is not the case that ‘person’ and ‘personhood’ could always be used in the same contexts. In African philosophy, especially, they are deemed as concepts that are connected but significantlyExpand
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Reincarnation, Predestination and Moral Responsibility: Critical Issues in Akan Philosophy
African scholars such as Bolaji Idowu and John Mbiti have argued that belief in reincarnation is alien to African thought. However, this article argues that an adequate understanding of the GhanaianExpand
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Religion and the Problem of Rationality: Insights from Akan Religious Thought
Arguments against the practice of religion and, in general, against belief in metaphysical entities, have been made in different cultures and at different times in human history. This article,Expand
BOOK REVIEW: A page in African ethics: A review of Bernard Matolino’s Personhood in African philosophy
One of the most difficult intellectual problems which humans have over the ages sought to resolve is the question of personal identity. And in disparate philosophical systems, including the African,Expand
Moderate communitarianism is different : A Response to
Moderate communitarianism is a thesis introduced into African philosophical literature by the Akan philosopher Kwame Gyekye. He suggests that this thesis better accounts for the Akan and, to someExpand
Moderate communitarianism is different: A Response to J. O. Famakinwa and B. Matolino
Moderate communitarianism is a thesis introduced into African philosophical literature by the Akan philosopher Kwame Gyekye. He suggests that this thesis better accounts for the Akan and, to someExpand
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An Analysis of Kwame Gyekye???s Conception of ???Sunsum??? in Akan Philosophy
The concept of sunsum has been a subject of disagreement among Akan philosophers. Gyekye criticizes the views of Akan writers such as Kofi Busia, Joseph Danquah and Kwasi Wiredu despite hisExpand
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