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An Outline of a Theory of Destiny

Segun Gbadegesin

in African Philosophy

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195114409
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785827 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019511440X.003.0004
 An Outline of a Theory of Destiny

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This essay explores the concept of destiny in Yoruba philosophical discourse. It argues that the Yoruba concept of destiny is complex, and that this complexity may be the source of the problems encountered by scholars. References to the concept of destiny in traditional Yoruba philosophy, the problem of choice, interconnectedness of destinies, individual and communal destinies, reincarnation, and the significance of destiny are discussed.

Keywords: destiny; Yoruba philosophy; choice; responsibility; reincarnation

Chapter.  7590 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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