The Uniqueness of African Philosophy

  • JM Jaja
  • PB Badey


To Western scholars, Africa has no history no philosophy and as such do not possess the cognitive power of philosophizing. This falsehood has relegated Africa to the backdoor of world development and history. However, the history of world development reveals Africa as the cradle of world civilization. It becomes more glaring when we view development as multi-dimensional. In all facets of development, Africa and Africans have made tremendous contributions. Africans through their reflective attitudes to society, environment and nature have helped to add value to African societies and the world at large. This paper therefore, attempts at reflective activities (philosophy) thus adding value to our society (development). It also attempts to establish a historical foundation for its existence and how it has furthered development in various facets of human existence.

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eISSN: 2070-0083
print ISSN: 1994-9057