Cinderella, Survivor and Saviour: African Ethics and the Quest for a Global Ethic. Martin H. Prozesky – – In Munyaradzi Felix Murove (ed.), African Ethics: An. THE AFRICAN PHILOSOPHER KWAME GYEKYE explores how the Akan people of. Ghana conceive of a person. He uses this exploration to argue that there is. Kwame Gyekye – – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy details Kwame Gyekye – – International Philosophical Quarterly 18 (3)

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University of Kwazulu-Natal Press. Chukwudum Barnabas Okolo – – Fulladu Pub. Sign in Create an account. History of Western Philosophy. Implications for Research on Morality. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The Ant Trap Brian Epstein. He cites an Akan proverb, “All persons are children of God; no one is a child of the earth” in support of his argument that a person is conceived as a theomorphic being, having in their nature an aspect of God.

Kwame Gyekye – – Ghana Universities Press. This soul known as okra to the Akan is described as divine and originating with God. War and Individual Rights Kai Draper.


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This intrinsic value, it is argued, makes nonsense of the view that the individual’s value stems solely from the community. Languages Deutsch Eesti Edit links. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: An Essay on African Philosophical Thought: The Hermeneutics of African Philosophy: Instead, Gyekye argues that African thought ascribes keame value to the individual.

He was educated at Mfantsipim School. Failing to distinguish between the two senses, the translators translated the phrase literally, often with unsatisfactory results. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Tsenay Serequeberhan – – Routledge.

African Ethics and the Quest for a Global Ethic. Critically employing Western political and philosophical concepts to clear, comparative advantage, Gyekye addresses a wide range of concrete problems afflicting postcolonial African states, such as ethnicity and nation-building, the relationship of tradition to modernity, the nature of political authority and gyekyd legitimation, political corruption, and the threat to traditional moral and social values, practices, and institutions in ,wame wake of rapid social change.


The Akan Conceptual Scheme Aug 28, Gyekye challenges the view that in African thought, community confers personhood on the individual kwaame thus the individual’s identity is merely derivative of the community.

Retrieved from ” https: Similarly, he argues that the person is conceived as a unique individual as in the proverb “antelope’s soul is one, duiker’s another”so that each individual is self-complete, and the reality of the kwamf cannot be derivative and posterior to that of the community.

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