Society of African Journal Editors

Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions

Post-modern thinking and African philosophy

Authors: E Etieyibo

Journal: Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions

I want to do a couple of things in this essay. First, I want to articulate the central direction that postmodern thinking or philosophy (or postmodernism or postmodernity) takes. Second, I want to present a brief sketch of African philosophy, focusing mostly on some aspects of African ethics. Third, I want to gesture towards the view that while postmodern thinking seems to suggest that African philosophy is a legitimate narrative or “language game” it could be argued that given its central ideas and doctrines African philosophy may be open to some of the worries facing modern thinking (or modernism or modernity). KEYWORDS : Post-modern, modern, modernity, African philosophy