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What is African philosophy?

a short introduction

by Chukwudum Barnabas Okolo

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Published by C.B. Okolo in [Nigeria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy, African.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 52-54).

    StatementChukwudum B. Okolo.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB5305 .O54 1987
    The Physical Object
    Pagination54 p. ;
    Number of Pages54
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2078487M
    LC Control Number88113539

    Professional philosophy. Professional philosophy is usually identified as that produced by African philosophers trained in the Western philosophical tradition, that embraces a universal view of the methods and concerns of philosophy.


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