Religion, Voodoo, Witchcraft and the Development of Science and Technology: A Philosophical Diagnosis

  • S Ekanem


Human knowledge, we realized is growing exponentially, and so too, by implication is the development of the various sphere of socio – natural activities that encompassed and encapsulate reality in its totality. Reality from historical perspective is a complex conceptual phenomenon that has posed serious difficulties for humanity to grasp and interpret with a mono-epistemic approach. Hence, reality has been approached through diverse epistemological activities ranging from religion, Voodoo, witchcraft, science and technology. In this paper, a systematic effort will be made to philosophically examine these five basic human epistemological activities towards establishing the foundation that these constitute the five pillars of human development. Our approach will be analytical.

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