Philosophy and the Postcolonial Condition in Africa

@article{Irele2004PhilosophyAT,
  title={Philosophy and the Postcolonial Condition in Africa},
  author={Abiola Irele},
  journal={Research in African Literatures},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={160 - 170}
}
  • Abiola Irele
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Research in African Literatures
Paulin Hountondji is acknowledged as the most prominent figure in the debate on African philosophy, which has been, without question, the central theme of African intellectual expression in the postindependence era. He came to attention with the publication in 1976 of Sur "la philosophie africaine," a collection of essays spanning some ten years which had appeared in various journals and in which he developed a systematic critique of "ethnophilosophy," a term that he employed to designate the… Expand

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