PHILOSOPHY AS A TOOL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICAN CULTURE

Abstract

As human beings, the first social group by which we are identified is culture. Being a way of life that brings out the uniqueness in a people, it is meant to be progressive. Philosophy is a tool that is necessarily needed to fine-tune culture in order to raise it to certain level of objectivity. Notwithstanding the influence of western civilization on Africa, critically analyzing certain concepts, we aver that the preservation of culture is hinged on progressive intellectual discourse, lest our cultures face threat of extinction and remains a dormant tradition.

 

Keywords: Culture, Dialectic, Philosophy, Reflective, Tradition


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