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One Level-I course in Philosophy OR PH26A.

Mr. Paschal Mmere




PH26B: Introduction to African Philosophy II
Course Description

This is an introductory course in the emerging field of African Philosophy. In the course controversies surrounding the ontological status of African philosophy is critically considered. Students are encouraged to investigate philosophical issues that have African Diaspora peculiarities, with a view to understand how life experiences, expectations and orientations influence philosophical ideas.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Deepen their awareness in the emerging field of African philosophy.
  2. Critically assess ontological issues that give rise to African-Caribbean philosophy.
  3. Analytically develop distinctive comparisons and contrasts between Africa and Western philosophies.
  4. Develop theoretical and practical skills for philosophical enterprise.
  5. Develop appreciation of Afro-Caribbean philosophy in particular and philosophy in general.
Course Requirements


  • Lectures: Two per week
  • Tutorials: One per week – PLEASE NOTE CAREFULLY: Tutorial Attendance, Participation and Presentation marked out of 10%.


  • One class test .. .. .. .. .. .. 10%
  • Tutorial attendance, participation and presentation .. .. 10%
  • One coursework essay (1,200-1,400 words) .. .. 20%
  • Final Examination (2 hours) .. .. .. .. 60%
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