Physical and Metaphysical Understanding

I. A. Menkiti

in African Philosophy

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195114409
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785827 | DOI:
 Physical and Metaphysical Understanding

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This essay contends that traditional African culture is largely misunderstood. It is not rooted in supernaturalism and its metaphysics are empirically grounded. Westerners should acquire a more informed perspective on traditional African thought and have much to learn from traditional African thought that will help them solve salient philosophical concerns within Western philosophy.

Keywords: African culture; supernaturalism; metaphysics; Western philosophy

Chapter.  12835 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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