This research work makes a conceptual clarification in a bid to trace the relationship between Western Epistemology and African Conception of Testimony. In other words, it analyzes the Concept of Epistemology as a theory of knowledge and analyzes Testimony as a conception from African point of view. The background to this consideration is the widespread Westerns’ prejudicial tendencies towards an anthropological view that Africans are incapable of articulating some levels of systematic thought. History has shown that only few African scholars have discussed the concept of Epistemology in African thought system without a specified theory for it. This implies that the arguments constructed for African Epistemology were not logically concluded, whereas, African Conception of Testimony has the necessary requirements to be an Epistemological theory in Africa.In order to achieve the above stated purpose, the method of critical analysis is employed with a review of existing literatures on both the Western Epistemology and Testimony and African Concept of Testimony. The conclusion is drawn as a consequence of the major arguments advanced in the research work.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-3-659-63832-9

ISBN-10:

3659638323

EAN:

9783659638329

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Ilemobayo Omogunwa

Number of pages:

80

Published on:

2015-08-04

Category:

Philosophy