Journal of
Philosophy and Culture

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
  • Abbreviation: J. Philos. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0855-6660
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPC
  • Start Year: 2004
  • Published Articles: 41

On the historical evalution of schools in African Philosophy

Francis Ogunmadede
  • Francis Ogunmadede
  • Department of Philosophy, Seminary of All Saints, Ekpoma, 31001, Edo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 01 November 2004
  •  Accepted: 30 November 2004
  •  Published: 31 December 2004

Abstract

Since William E. B. Dubois1 wrote The Negro in 1915, Black Folk: Then and Now in 1939, as well as The World and Africa in 1946, scientific facts of the Leakeys and other2 have demonstrated that African is th actual cradle of Homo sapiens. According to Cheikh Anta Diop, (1923-1986), the foremost Sengalese Africanist, the Nile Valley of Egypt, not Greece, was the cradle of Philosophy, and other human sciences, culture and civilization. His first of ten theses which were postulated in his doctoral work at the University of Paris, Sorbonne, Paris in 1954 went thus: “Our investigations have convinced us that the West has not been calm enough and objective enough to teach us out history correctly, without crude falsification. Today, what interests me most is to see the formation of teams, not passive readers, but of honest bold research workers, allergic to complacency and busy substantiating and exploring our ideas express in our work, such as: