WHAT IS OUR CONTAFRIKAPHILOSOPHY TO RECLAIM
WHAT IS OUR CONTAFRIKAPHILOSOPHY OF AFRIKACENTRICITY ? or DISCOVER THE POWER AND BENEFITS OF OUR GLORIOUS CONTINENTAL AFRIKAPHILOSOPHY OF AFRIKACENTRICITY FOR ALL CONT/DIASPORA AFRIKANS, By COPYRIGHT (2011) Prof Afrikadzata Deku, Docteur d'Etat, PhD;
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Every human group on earth is endowed with the right and ability to devise and uphold its own Philosophy of life under which to live and prosper. For Philosophy is the collective knowledge, concept, perspective, practice, appreciation and understanding a group of people has of life and the world that surrounds them.
In this sense, Philosophy is not a monopoly of a particular group of the Human Family but belongs to all Human Groups on Earth .
That is why the Chinese philosophy of life for example is not and cannot be French, British, German, Japanese or white American philosophies and vice-versa .
All because, every conscious Human Group bases its philosophy on its own culture, customs, traditions and values that are common and unique to it as a people and which is different from others.
In the same way, Continental AfrikaPhilosophy for all Continental/Diaspora Afrikans we call AFRIKACENTRICITY exists and is a must and legitimate as French Philosophy for the French, British Philosophy for the British, Chinese Philosophy for the Chinese or Japanese Philosophy for the Japanese.
The fact that we talk of Greek Philosophers, German Philosophers, French or British Philosophers etc. means we can also talk of Continental AfrikaPhilosophy for all Continental/Diaspora Afrikans to enjoy.
Even though Philosophy is one, the way we understand and practice it makes it different from one another.
This MEANS , Continental AfrikaPhilosophy should not be confused with Foreign, Greek, French, German or British versions of Philosophy that are nothing but another version of the Ancient Continental AfrikaPhilosophy that taught the world including the Western world, starting from Ancient Greece, the world's first concept, perspective and practice of Philosophy.
This means, famous "Greek" Philosophers like Aristotle, Plato, and many others erroneously considered the fathers, inventors or originators of Philosophy were in themselves students of Continental AfrikaPhilosophy which they studied at the feet of Great Continental AfrikaMaster Philosophers and Thinkers in Ancient Afrikan Egypt.
That is why upon their return to Greece to teach as Graduates of Continental AfrikaPhilosophy, their Philosophy were considered "Foreign" and "Alien" to the Greek authorities who persecuted their "Greek" Philosophers for preaching strange and dangerous stuff to the Greeks.
It means , if Aristotle, Plato and the rest were preaching "Greek" Philosophy, they would not have been persecuted, stoned to death or exiled.
So, their Philosophy could only be Afrikan or NEW in Origin and delivery and not Greek as we are often taught as a way of programming Continental/Diaspora Afrikans into thinking that philosophy is philosophy only if it is Foreign, Greek, French, British or German-based, created or directed or controlled.
This makes some so-called "Afrikan" Philosophers to deny the existence of Continental AfrikaPhilosophy since to them, Philosophy is Philosophy and cannot be specifically Continental Afrikan and yet see nothing wrong in accepting versions of AfrikaPhilosophy they call Greek, French, British or Germany Philosophies.
As far as these Euro-centric “ African” scholars of Westernized Concepts and Practices of Philosophy and their Euro-centric Philosophy Professors and trainers are concerned, Philosophy is too high and too advanced for the Continental AfrikaMind to grasp let alone invent, only the Western Mind can.
That is why , Continental AfrikaPhilosophy is not taught let alone KNOWN in any of our today's Western-created and oriented universities in our today's Westernized Continental/Diaspora AfrikaWorld .
Only Greek-invented and Greek-oriented philosophy is taught in Afrika as "Philosophy".
In the same way, Continental AfrikaPhilosophy must and should not be described in negative terms like "backward", "obsolete" or "inferior", because, AfrikaPhilosophy is the world's first developed, modern and powerful Philosophy and without which there will be no Greek philosophy, no French Philosophy and the likes.
So, by Continental Philosophy we mean, the unique, original, authentic, pre-slavery and pre-colonial Afrikan way of knowing, understanding, explaining and living perpetually in tune to life and the cosmic laws of the Universe which the Afrikan sees himself and herself as part and parcel of.
AfrikaPhilosophy provides Afrikacentric answers to eternal philosophical questions like who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here on earth? Where do we go when we leave this place? What is the purpose of life? How is the world created? Who is the Creator? etc.
Even though all the above philosophical questions and issues are asked and raised by all human groups all over the world and since time immemorial, the different answers they give to them based on their own different cultures, values, knowledge and understanding of life and Universe, give birth to different versions of the same thing we call philosophy.
The ORIGIN of Continental AfrikaPhilosophy dates back to the origin of the world in Afrika which makes Continental AfrikaPhilosophy the oldest Philosophy on earth and the mother of all of today's versions of philosophy on earth.
The NATURE therefore of our Continental Afrikan in scope, Afrikacentric in content, traditional Continental Afrikan in dimension, unique, original and authentic in perspective.
By COPYRIGHT (2011) Prof Afrikadzata Deku, Docteur d'Etat, PhD; *Doctorat d'Etat (Ph.D.) * D.E.S.S. (M. Phil) * Diplome De L' I.I.A.P.(Post-Grad. Dipl.) * M.Sc. * BA. Double Majors *
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