Moses Akin Makinde holds the Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science from the University of Toronto. He was a Fulbright visiting professor in the U.S. during 1983-4 and is currently Acting Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ife, Nigeria.

For over two centuries, Western scholars have discussed African philosophy and culture, often in disparaging, condescending terms, and always from an alien European perspective. Many Africans now share this perspective, having been trained in the western, empirical tradition. Makinde argues that, particularly in view of the costs and failings of western style culture, Africans must now mold their own modern culture by blending useful western practices with valuable indigenous African elements.


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