Relevance of metaphysics in African philosophy
One pertinent question in African philosophy borders on what it is. There are scholars who are the view that it is simply love for/of wisdom. There are also those who opine that it is concerned with an inquiring into knowledge. There are still others who aver that it is the study of reality. Hence, African philosophy is seen as metaphysics. Contrary to this position, some see metaphysics as just an aspect of philosophy. This is also extended to the relationship between African metaphysics and African philosophy. But this paper seeks to go beyond this position. It argues that African philosophy is concerned with the study of reality and how they relate with one another. And that with this understanding of African philosophy one can easily equate it to African metaphysics which is simply the science of reality. Thus, the argument of this paper is that African philosophy is nothing but metaphysics and in particular African metaphysics. This paper will be expository in approach.
Keywords: Metaphysics; African Philosophy; Ontological Psychological. Anthropological, Problem