Themes, Issues and Problems in African Philosophy

  • Isaac E. Ukpokolo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. C. B. N. Ogbogbo
    Pages 11-18
  3. Thaddeus Metz
    Pages 61-75
  4. Anselm Kole Jimoh
    Pages 121-136
  5. Peter A. Ikhane
    Pages 137-144
  6. Matthew A. Izibili
    Pages 205-216
  7. Anthony Akinwale
    Pages 217-236
  8. Christopher O. Agulanna, Peter Osimiri
    Pages 333-349
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 383-399

About this book


This volume provides the key to a deepened discourse on philosophy in Africa. Available literature and academic practice in African philosophy since the 1960s have largely featured discourses in the areas of origin, general meaning and nature of the discipline, with little attention given to specialized areas. By contrast, this book examines a noticeable shifting focus from such general concerns to more specific subject-matter, in such areas as epistemology, moral philosophy, metaphysics, aesthetics, and social and political philosophy in the light of the African experience. The volume includes specific discourses from expert contributors on the nature, history and scope of African ethics and metaphysics, while also discussing particular themes in African epistemology, philosophy of education, existentialism and political philosophy.  Researchers seeking for new perspective on African philosophy will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative.


Philosophy africa african philosophy african justice african ethics African epistemology African metaphysics African existentialism African development

Editors and affiliations

  • Isaac E. Ukpokolo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of IbadanIbadan, Oyo StateNigeria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40795-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40796-8
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