Philosophizing in Africa: Problems and Prospects

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A. G. A. Bello


 There is a respectable body of literature that can legitimately claim to be about, on, or of, African philosophy. In this article, I briefly discuss some general problems in the literature on African philosophy. I will take on the problem of the language of philosophizing in Section II, the problem of the history of African philosophy in Section III, the trends, »schools« or approaches to African philosophy in Section IV, the problem of relativism in Section V, and the problem of uniqueness in Section VI. The last and concluding Section VII will round up the discussion with a relatively positive note on the prospects of African philosophy.

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Bello, A. G. A. (2016). Philosophizing in Africa: Problems and Prospects. Confluence: Journal of World Philosophies, 1. Retrieved from