African Philosophical Thought

Maria Louise Storm Svendsen, Cecilie Rudbeck, Mireille Jakobsen, Zaida Berndorff-Nybo, Iona Denise Eberle & Rikke Faaborg Edvardsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Abstract In this project we have aimed at covering the dimension of Humanities, Science and Philosophy, by looking at the debate of African philosophy. By making use of hermeneutic approaches, we have analysed texts from four different African philosophers. We have chosen to use two texts from the 1960s and two texts from the 1980s. This is done in order to relate the debate to the socio-historical context of Africa, and to discuss the development that has occurred in the debate. The texts from the sixties are John Mbiti´s African Religions and Philosophy(1968) and W.E. Abraham´s In the Mind of Africa(1962). The texts from the eighties are The Question of African Philosophy by P.O. Bodunrin (1984) and What Philosophy can do by Paul Hountondji (1987).

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2006
VejlederePreben Kaarsholm


  • Africa
  • Philosophy