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African Metaphysics

Keywords: Metaphysics , African metaphysics , harmonious monism , complementarity , duality

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Do Africans have a metaphysics that is unique to them? If they do, what differentiates it from Metaphysics of other continents? This is the task that this paper sets to investigate and evaluate. This paper, however, holds that denying the existence of African metaphysics based on its primal pre-literate and non-documentary culture is to be unfair to the Africans, as this does not substantially inhibit the possibility of the capacity for logical reasoning and reflective capacity that are the pre-requisites for such a philosophical enterprise. The dexterity of African reasoning can best be appreciated after pains-taking analysis of African thinking pattern, which this paper sets to undertake.

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