Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya

Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2014

Adebayo A. Ogungbure
Pages 39-54

Towards an Internalist Conception of Justification in African Epistemology

In current discussions on African epistemology, the issue of justification of beliefs has mainly been considered from an externalist perspective, such that justification is described as achievable merely through the means of empirical verification and social context of discourse. However, this results in a knowledge-gap since both internalist and externalist perspectives are needed to arrive at a holistic notion of epistemic justification. Consequently, the objective of this article is to fill this gap by employing the methods of conceptual and critical analysis to attempt an internalist interpretation of epistemic justification in the quest for a more balanced view of African epistemology.