Volume 10, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2003
Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka
Judgement in African Thought
Critical thinking plays a role in African judgement. Here, factors that influence judgement are: culture, communalism, wisdom of elders, revelation from the gods, and observation. Factors that obstruct judgement include: colonialism, modernization, and new religions. However, thanks to Kant's critical philosophy, only objectively valid knowledge is actually knowledge in African traditional thought.