African Philosophy: Traditional Yoruba Philosophy and Contemporary African Realities

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Contents
Prefacexi

Part I Traditional Yoruba Philosophy
1. On the Idea of African Philosophy1
2. Enìyàn: The Yoruba Concept of a Person27
3. Individuality, Community and the Moral Order61
4. Traditional African Religiosity: Myth or Reality?83
5. Causality and the Concept of Health and Illness105

Part II Contemporary African Realities
6. The Concept of Ultimate Reality and Meaning and Contemporary African Realities: The Religious View137
7. Contemporary African Realities: The Cultural View161
8. Contemporary African Realities: The Politico-Economic View189
9. The Ethics and Politics of Work215
10. Concluding Remarks: Development and Human Values255
Endnotes263
Bibliography283
Index295

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