Kwasi Wiredu Theorist of Conceptual Decolonization

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Sanya Osha


Kwasi Wiredu was a pivotal modern African philosopher who passed on in 2022. In 2021, Barry Hallen published a monograph on this revered Ghanaian thinker that analyzes his various discursive preoccupations and conceptual development. However, Hallen seems more concerned with establishing Wiredu’s merits as an analytic philosopher than with focusing on his contributions to African philosophy as a whole. In evaluating Wiredu as a first-rate thinker, this essay critiques the somewhat limited focus of Hallen’s book while also offering a much broader analysis of Wiredu’s contributions to modern African philosophy.

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Osha, S. (2023). Kwasi Wiredu: Theorist of Conceptual Decolonization. Journal of World Philosophies, 8(1). Retrieved from