THE ESSENTIALS OF AFRICAN SAGE PHILOSOPHY

  • Kibujjo Kalumba

Abstract

As an academic discipline, African philosophy was born some six decades ago as a set of reactions to the disparaging attitude toward Africans (and other non-European “natives”) entertained by leading European anthropologists of the first four decades of the 20th Century. I regard the set of reactions to said disparaging outlook as comprising three types: ethnophilosophy, interlocutor-based systematizations, and sage philosophy. I will discuss them in this order because sage philosophy arose as an attempt to remedy what its advocates saw as shortcomings of the first two types of reactions.

Published
2022-08-24
How to Cite
Kalumba, K. (2022). THE ESSENTIALS OF AFRICAN SAGE PHILOSOPHY. Prometheus - Journal of Philosophy, 14(39). https://doi.org/10.52052/issn.2176-5960.pro.v14i39.18052
Section
Dossiê Filosofia, Estética e Juventude