The Dialectics of Praxis and Theoria in African Philosophy
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English
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This book is a clarion call for African renaissance informed by African spirituality. It develops the vision that Africans can be the same in the process of change. Africans have to coincide with their ways of perceiving values, and to retrieve their identity wiped out by regrettable historical events. Even in this involvement of revalorisation of their stifled ways, Africans have to be aware of the fact that history has evolved and new human environments are taking place. Any attempt to recover African personality involves a triple necessity. First, to remember the past, second, to analyse critically what Africans have inherited from their past, and lastly, to project new ways and means for a genuine renaissance, free from alienation and exploitation. Bin-Kapela sees in Cultural hermeneutics an appropriate philosophical method to achieve this end of recognising and projecting African spirituality as a universal value.

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Victor B. Bin-Kapela
THE DIALECTICS OF PRAXIS AND THEŌRIA IN AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY
“T is book is a valuable contribution to the growing literature on
African philosophy. It of ers a critical philosophical ref ection on
African cultural beliefs and practices (‘praxis’), which the author
designates as ‘cultural hermeneutics’. It convincingly shows how African
culture has been formed, reformed, shaped and reshaped by historical
events, which af ected the African praxis.”
PIET KONINGS, SOCIOLOGIST AND SENIOR RESEARCHER,
AFRICAN STUDIES CENTRE LEIDEN, THE NETHERLANDS
T is book is a clarion call for African renaissance informed by
African spirituality. It develops the vision that Africans can be the
same in the process of change. Africans have to coincide with their
ways of perceiving values, and to retrieve their identity wiped out by
regrettable historical events. Even in this involvement of revalorisation
of their stif ed ways, Africans have to be aware of the fact that history
has evolved and new human environments are taking place. Any
attempt to recover African personality involves a triple necessity. First,
to remember the past, second, to analyse critically what Africans have
inherited from their past, and lastly, to project new ways and means
for a genuine renaissance, free from alienation and exploitation.
BinKapela sees in Cultural hermeneutics an appropriate philosophical
method to achieve this end of recognising and projecting African
spirituality as a universal value.
VICTOR B. BIN-KAPELA was born in 1962, in Likasi, Democratic
Republic of Congo. He studied Philosophy and Latin, and obtained
a Licentiate in Philosophy from the University of Lubumbashi, in
1987. Since then, he has taught Philosophy in higher learning Catholic
institutions. His research focuses on the philosophical interpretation
of cultural phenomena.
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