Engaging with Aribaih Attoe’s predeterministic historicity

Keywords: African metaphysics, complementary relationship, ethnophilosophy, God, Predeterministic historicity


African Metaphysics, Groundwork for a New Kind of African Metaphysics: The Idea of Predeterministic Historicity, by reflecting on some of the philosophical issues that it provokes. Attoe contests some basic assumptions undergirding the philosophical approach to metaphysics within the African episteme in this book. His contestation leads him to a materialistic conception of reality in African metaphysics. While noting the original contribution of Attoe’s book, such as singular complementarism, and predeterministic historicity, I identify and discuss some issues in the book that deserve critical philosophical engagement.


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eISSN: 2788-7928