- Title: REALISM, AFRICA.: An entry from Charles Scribner's Sons' New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
- Author: Mpalive-Hangson Msiska
- Released: 0000-00-00
- Pages: 0
- ASIN: B0027UKXC6
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Realism in Africa is often expressed as a concern with the authentic and full representation of African cognitive, experiential, historical, and cultural reality, focusing on the fundamental nature of African identity as expressed in its thought, art and culture. In African philosophy, the very existence of such a discipline forms an important topic of discussion, as aptly captured in titles like Paulin Hountondji's African Philosophy: Myth and Reality (1983) and D. A. Masolo's African Philosophy in Search of Identity (1994). The central problem is whether there exists a separate discourse of philosophical reasoning that is specifically African....