Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-ii

Contents

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pp. iii-iv

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Preface

R. J. Zvobgo

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pp. v-vi

As George Orwell tells us: “Writing a book is painful. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” African Philosophy and Thought Systems… is a book that came out of hardwork and the realisation...

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1. What Philosophy Is and Is Not

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pp. 1-26

Philosophy is the birthbed of all knowledge. It is the mother of all sciences. It is the beginning of all searching and theorisation. This is premised on the idea that philosophy pursues questions in every dimension of human life and its techniques apply to problems in any field...

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2. Africa and its Philosophical Thought: Nature, Scope and Pragmatics

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pp. 27-54

A critical look at disciplines across the fields of knowledge attests to the fact that philosophy has become one of the most regionalised of all disciplines. It is one discipline where, though without rendering jejune the discipline as a whole, we can talk in spacio-blocks...

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3. African Philosophy, Debates, and Henry Odera Oruka’s Four Trends

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pp. 55-72

African philosophy is a story of wonderful, courageous, resilient and high spirited people told falsely by bigotry and prejudice of the colonial monsters, neo-colonialist bustards, and the Euro-centric minds riddled with discrimination, intolerance...

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4. Philosophical Genres and Movements in Africa

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pp. 73-90

Philosophy on the continent of Africa as elsewhere is as old as humankind. This is true given that philosophy is a gift endowed to all races on earth by virtue of their ability to think abstractly and reason. However, while rich in many respects, philosophy on the continent...

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5. Ubuntu/Unhu/Vumunhu: A Principal Moral Compass for the southern African World

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pp. 91-110

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, allegedly the biggest advocate of ubuntu, gave a quite exciting contribution to the “traditional” philosophy of ubuntu. His conceptualisation of ubuntu is rooted in the belief that in African cosmology, ubuntu symbolises...

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6. Pan-Africanism and the Search for Africa’s Framework for Sustainable Development

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pp. 111-140

Pan-Africanism as a concept and ideology despite generating intense debate more than any issue, has had a very profound impact on the unity and development of the entire African continent. It is indeed true that this kind of an ideology has helped and informed...

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7. Nyerereism: A Blend of African Communalism and Socialism

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pp. 141-160

Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, one of the first crop of political thinkers to emerge from Africa as well as the first President of the United Republic of Tanzania, is arguably one of the prominent Pan-Africanist leaders who was very passionate...

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8. Nkrumahism: A Search for the Logic of African Unity and Consciencism

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pp. 161-186

The year 1957, when Ghana gained its independence from Britain, marked and ignited the fire of independence struggles across the continent of Africa. In all these tumultuous struggles, Kwame Nkrumah was a central figure, a driving...

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9. African Philosophy, Cultural Identity and Globalisation: Confronting Fear, Terror, and Uncertainty

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pp. 187-212

The way that globalisation as a process has attempted to promote unfettered international market of ideas, goods and services among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, is not only associated with positives but also negatives. This has resulted...

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10. Democracy and Human Rights Talk: Africa’s Post-colonial Challenge

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pp. 213-226

The present chapter advances the argument that democracy and human rights are contested and highly controversial terms not only when applied to Africa. This is chiefly because they can be conceptualised from a myriad of often conflicting perspectives given the diversity...

References

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pp. 227-252

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