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Filosofia Theoretica

Volume 5, Issue 1, 2016

Innocent I. Asouzu
Pages 2-16

Fidelity to Western Metaphysics: A Challenge to Authentic African Existence

In this paper, I tried to show how Western attitude to reality can be traced to the divisive exclusivist type of mind-set behind Aristotle’s conception of the world. I gesture toward some of the severest consequences of approaching the world with such a mind-set, and how such has complicated matters in some of the major debates in African philosophy. By recourse to ibuanyidanda or complementary philosophy, the author explores ways of addressing some of the challenges approaches of this kind present in view of resolving issues that have relevance for authentic existence.