International Journal of Contemporary Research In Multidisciplinary, 2022;1(1):05-08
The Rootedness of African Metaphysics in African Philosophy
Author: Ignatius Nnaemeka Onwuatuegwu and Peter Chukwuebuka Obianika
Paper Type: review_paper
- Paper Received on: 2022-11-02
- Paper Accepted on: 2022-11-04
- Paper Revised on:
- Paper Published on: 2022-11-10
For the Africans, the reason for the physical is the spiritual. Consequently, the African ontological notion of the interminglingness, interpermeatibility, intertwiningness and the interpenetratibility of the spiritual (metaphysical) and the physical world seems to becloud the whole range of an African man's world view. It is, therefore, in the explication of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence that the issue of metaphysics emerged. An African is by nature religious and as such does not admit the disjointedness and departmentalization of the spiritual and the physical. Both is considered as nothing but the two sides of one and the same coin. It is on this backdrop that the researchers determined to explicate the rootedness of African metaphysics in African philosophy. The authors intend to achieve the purpose of the study via the methodological framework of reflective approach.
Rootedness, African Philosophy, African metaphysics, Trends in African Philosophy, Hierarchy of being.