Name Course Institution Affiliated Tutor Date INTRODUCTION Africans are identified by their skin color cultural beliefs religion and their way of living. Africans who became Americans after the slave trade despite the western culture they pose cultural and philosophical behaviors that are common with those of current Africans. Notwithstanding the erosion of culture as a result of westernization some of the behaviors remain the same with those on the African continent. This is what defines the African identity. Before the colonization of the African countries by the European countries Africans had similar traditional beliefs their mode of worship was almost similar to other traditional practices like marriage circumcision and other rites of passage. After colonization and introduction of education and other Western practices the African culture has undergone several changes. South Africa was the country to be lastly colonized while Egypt was the first to gain independence. Other countries several processes since the research was carried in the twentieth century as a result of lack of written material and lack of literacy among the Africans. Some philosophers have supported the idea of African identity. A lot of research has been conducted to show the origin of African traditions that would identify them and were unique from those of the European community. Reference Wiredu K. 1980. Philosophy and an African culture. Hountondji P.J. 1996. African philosophy: Myth and reality. Indiana University Press. Gbadegesin S. 1991. African Philosophy Traditional Yoruba Philosophy and Contemporary African Realities. Nkrumah K. 1970. Consciencism philosophy and ideology for de-colonization. Outlaw L. 1987. African “Philosophy”: Deconstructive and reconstructive challenges. In African Philosophy (pp. 9-44). Springer Netherlands. Nobles W.W. 1972. African philosophy: Foundations for Black psychology. A Turbulent Voyage: Readings in African American Studies pp.280-292. Masolo D.A. 1994. African philosophy in search of identity. Indiana University Press. [...]
PHILOSOPHY: AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY African identity The essay may not be longer than 15 pages and not shorter than 10 pages (one-and-a-half spaced A4 pages), excluding cover page, contents page and bibliography. It must contain a clear statement of the central problem to be addressed and a clear, coherent argument that is systematically developed. Show that you have consulted a variety of sources (at least four books and three journal articles). All sources must be properly referenced according to the Harvard-system as used in the South African Journal of Philosophy. Every essay must have a table of contents and a bibliography.