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

Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2009

Crispinous Iteyo
Pages 151-163

Belief in the Spirits of the Dead in Africa: A Philosophical Interpretation

This paper offers a philosophical interpretation of belief in the spirits of the dead in Africa, with a view to identifying rational grounds for accepting or rejecting them. This endeavour is premised on the view that in this rapidly changing world, philosophy should inquire not only in to theoretical problems, but also into practical ones. Plato and Aristotle’s theories of the soul being some of the most carefully discussed philosophical theories on immortality or lack of it, will provide the background of deliberation in this paper.