24. Professionally Speaking: The Reaction Against Ethnophilosophy

Posted on 17 March 2019

Paulin Hountondji (pictured) and other African philosophers criticize ethnophilosophy and advocate a universalist approach.

Further Reading

• P.O. Bodunrin, "The Question of African Philosophy," in T. Serequeberhan (ed.), African Philosophy: The Essential Readings (New York: 1991).

• A. Césaire, Discours sur le colonialisme (Paris: 1955), English trans. by J. Pinkham, Discourse on Colonialism (New York: 2001).

• F. Dübgen and S. Skupien, P.J. Hountondji: African Philosophy as Critical Universalism (London: 2019).

• K. Gyekye, Essay on African Philosophical Thought: the Akan Conceptual Scheme (Cambridge: 1986).

• P.J. Hountondji, African Philosophy: Myth and Reality, 2nd edition (Bloomington: 1996).

• K. Wiredu, Philosophy and an African Culture (Cambridge: 1980).

• M. Towa, Essai sur la problematique philosophique dans l’Afrique actuelle (Yaounde: 1971).


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