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Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Kwame Gyekye


This book offers philosophical interpretation and critical analysis of the African cultural experience in modern times. In their attempt to evolve ways of life appropriate to our modern world culture, African people and their society face a number of challenges; some stem from the values and practices of their traditions, while others rise from the legacy of European colonialism. Defending the cross-cultural applicability of philosophical concepts developed in Western culture, the book attempts to show the usefulness of such concepts in addressing a wide range of African problems. Among the is ... More

Keywords: African cultural experience, European colonialism, economic development, political institutions, political corruption, moral standards, social change, modernity, Western values

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780195112252
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kwame Gyekye, author
University of Ghana