27. Beyond the Reaction: The Continuing Relevance of Precolonial Traditions
As the twentieth century draws to a close, the critique of ethnophilosophy gives way to approaches that continue to privilege the study of precolonial traditions, including the approach promoted by Kwasi Wiredu (pictured).
Note: we dedicate this episode to the memory of Kwame Gyekye, who passed away earlier this month.
• K. Gyekye, An Essay on African Philosophical Thought: The Akan Conceptual Scheme (Cambridge: 1987).
• P. Hountondji (ed.), Endogenous Knowledge: Research Trails (Dakar: 1997).
• P. Hountondji, The Struggle for Meaning: Reflections on Philosophy, Culture, and Democracy in Africa (Athens OH: 2002).
• K. Wiredu, “On Defining African Philosophy,” in T. Serequeberhan (ed.), African Philosophy: The Essential Readings (New York: 1991).
• K. Wiredu, Conceptual Decolonization in African Philosophy (Ibadan: 1995).
• K. Wiredu, Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective (Bloomington: 1997).
• R.A. Wright (ed.), African Philosophy: An Introduction (Washington: 1977).