Beyond Hermes: Metaphysics in a New Key

Bryan Mukandi
2019 Utafiti. Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science  
AbstractThe following pages engage a hermeneutic approach to African philosophy, focusing on the work of Tsenay Serequeberhan. At the heart of the discussion is the question of where to locate such an approach in the existing philosophical literature. Does this way of working render African philosophy a European enterprise? Giving an affirmative response, the writings of Paulin Hountondji, which draw upon Husserlian phenomenology, are taken up as an alternative response to questions raised here
more » ... estions raised here about the meaning and methods of hermeneutics. Ultimately, however, this perspective is also set aside. Instead, suggestions are put forward for the markers around which a contemporary African metaphysics, which is both restorative and creative, might be pursued.
doi:10.1163/26836408-14010008 fatcat:eusrrtuhzzc2dhrtjys6cjmqze