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Rorty’s Deconstruction of Philosophy and the Challenge of African Philosophy


Anthony Agwuele

Contents: Rorty’s Neo-Pragmatism – Culture and pragmatism – The Deconstruction of Philosophy – The Challenge of African Philosophy: What is African Philosophy? – The traditionalist view / The universalist view – The challenge of African Philosophy – Ethnocentrism of African Philosophy – Hountondji versus Gyekye: The bone of contention – Hountondji’s critique of ethnocentrism and Gyekye’s response – Gyekye’s discourse and Wiredu’s three evils of African culture: Anachronism, Authoritarianism, Supernaturalism – African Philosophy and world cultures.