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Sagacious Reasoning

Henry Odera Oruka in memoriam

Anke Graness and Kai Kresse

The tragic death of H. Odera Oruka on December 9th 1995 was a big loss for African Philosophy and world philosophy on the whole. This book commemorates the important philosopher by presenting and discussing eminent contributions of his to the African and global philosophical debate, among others his projects of Sage Philosophy, a Philosophy of Foreign Aid, and Parental Earth Ethics.
Contents: Essays by H. Odera Oruka (1972-1995), e.g. «Mythologies as African Philosophy» (1972), «Philosophy of Foreign Aid» (1989), «Ecophilosophy and Parental Earth Ethics» (1994) - Excerpts from his books «Sage Philosophy» (1990) and «The Philosophy of Liberty» (1991) - Discussion of challenging and crucial points of Odera Oruka's works, by Kwasi Wiredu, Dismas A. Masolo, Sophie B. Oluwole, F. Ochieng'-Odhiambo, Gail Presbey, P.M. Dikirr, Oriare Nyarwath, Muyiwa Falaiye, and Ulrich Loelke - Tribute by Chaungo Barasa - Bibliography of Odera Oruka's writings.