Osita, Nnajiofor and Asikaogu, Joannes (2018) PHILOSOPHY AS A CATALYST FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT. IGWEBUIKE: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities, 4 (3). pp. 25-41.

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It has been said that in order to change a society, philosophy does neither deal in arms nor violence, rather its weapon is its power of moral, rational suasion and enlightenment. It can do this by questioning the moral conscience of individual within a given polity and this moral philosophical project and mission is called philosophy’s prophetic function. A critical look at post- colonial African society shows a society whose humanness is being questioned. The wisdom of our elders are at the threshold of extinction and our family values that used to form African bedrock is rendered anachronistic and the much envied egalitarian arrangements has been overtaken by institutionalized kleptomania. African leaders are skillfully perpetuating the atrocities of colonialism at the peril of the poor masses. In the midst of this imbroglio what can African philosophy offer to the development of Africa? Who can pioneer this change and with what methods? This paper employs hermeneutic method to observe that for any developmental breakthrough to manifest in African there must be first of all gneosological breakthroughs through innovative thinking.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Faculty of Arts > Faculty of Law > Faculty of Management and Social Sciences > Faculty of Education
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2020 13:54
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2020 13:54

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