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Kwasi Wiredu. Thoughts.

Munguci D. Etriga

Collections: Domuni Research
ISBN 978-2-36648-211-9
ISSN Domuni Research

In honour of Kwasi Wiredu (1931 - 2022)

He was a Ghanaian philosopher. Often called the greatest African philosopher of his generation, his works, particularly the rallying call for conceptual decolonization of African thought, have greatly contributed to the development of postcolonial African philosophy. One of Wiredu’s concerns when defining “African Philosophy” was the cognizance of the precolonial, colonial and postcolonial African thoughts that have to be linked. While recognising the central roles precolonial African cultures have towards the development of African philosophy, Wiredu maintains that African folk-beliefs and world views must be treated as heritages for the practice of philosophising. He, however, argues that the African heritages, both cultural and colonial, must be decolonised.

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Publication date: Jan. 24, 2024
Language: English
Pages: 286
Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm
Format: Paper & Digital
Munguci D. Etriga
Munguci D. Etriga

Is a Doctor of Philosophy, from the Pontifical Urbaniana University – Rome. At the time of the production of this book, he was the Director Tangaza Institute of Philosophy and a Full-Time Lecturer in the same Institute. He has taught and supervised studies in philosophy at several other institutes within Nairobi: Apostles of Jesus Institute of Philosophy (now Apostles of Jesus Institute of Philosophy and Theology), where he served as the Dean, and Director for several years; and Consolata Institute of Philosophy. He has published several books and articles among which includes: Anthropological Discourse on Person: A Lögbara Metaphysics of the Sociality of Bha (Human Person),Maximillian Kolbe Press, 2023; A Modern Lögbarati Grammar Compendium for All, Kolbe Press, 2020; Lögbarati Orthography Evaluation, Academia.edu. (2020); Philosophy in Its Profound Vocation, CUEA Press, 2017.

Keywords: African Philosophy, philosophy, Kwasi Wiredu, Africa