Rethinking the History of African Philosophy

  title={Rethinking the History of African Philosophy},
  author={Safro Kwame},
In this chapter, Kwame critically reengages the subtle but fundamental issues involved in outlining the history of African philosophy. Kwame argues that the claim that Africans have no philosophy is no more true than the claim that they have no history. Its assertion and denial are both a function of a conception of philosophy or, else, a misconception. The chapter contends that the history of African philosophy, as a modern or post-colonial enterprise, is a short one if one insists on a… Expand
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