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

Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2009

Godwin Azenabor
Pages 69-86

Odera Oruka’s Philosophic Sagacity: Problems and Challenges of Conversation Method in African Philosophy

This paper examines the implications and challenges of Odera Oruka’s conversation approach to the study of contemporary African philosophy as enunciated in his “Philosophic sagacity”. In Oruka’s method, African philosophy is conceived as a joint venture and product of both the ancient (traditional) and modern African philosophers. Consequently, it utilizes interview, discussion and dialogue.