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BEYOND THE FOUR CATEGORIES OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY (Published)

The question of what can be authentically called African philosophy has been a major problem in philosophic endeavour. The four categories of African philosophy further heightened this quest as we begin to wonder if it passes for African philosophy. With the aid of critical analysis, we will investigate this trend of thought. In the final analysis, African culture being a product of the life of the African people may not pass for philosophy, but it is an essential element in the formation and constant unfolding of African philosophy.

Keywords: Bantu, Being, Categories, Force, Ntu, Ọjájálí