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The contribution of philosophy to Africa’s development

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dc.contributor.author Oyedola
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-15T08:36:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-15T08:36:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01
dc.identifier.citation Oyedola, D.A., 2016. The contribution of philosophy to Africa’s development. Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(1), pp.9-20. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1888
dc.description Peer reviewed article published under Inkanyiso journal, Volume 8 Number 1, Jan 2016, p. 9 – 20 en_US
dc.description.abstract Whether Africa is compared with other continents or it is considered on its own, much of Africa is in a precarious state. Africa is known to be lagging behind in development not only in the economy, but also in philosophy, science, politics, technology, etc. This precarious state has made many scholars cynical about the contributions philosophy has made towards the development of the continent. In this study, however, it is argued that such a cynical attitude is due to a myopic conception of “development,” which excludes growth in education, the economy, politics, science, the mental aspect of culture, and/or the unawareness of the fact that Africans (including the colonial and neo-colonial interferences) led the continent to a precarious state, not because of the inability on the part of the philosophers to proffer solutions, but owing to the unwillingness and failure on the part of African leaders in their un-philosophical or unrefined political, educational, economic, and scientific policies to adopt the solutions proffered. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject philosophy en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.subject historical growth en_US
dc.title The contribution of philosophy to Africa’s development en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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