Books by Sophie Bósèdé Olúwolé

  • Socrates and Òrúnmìlà

    Sophie Bósèdé Olúwolé

    | Philosophy | This book has 192 pages

    What We Can Learn from African Philosophy

    * English sample translation*


    Philosopher Sophie Olúwolé shares her extraordinary discoveries about the African philosopher Òrúnmìlà, who lived in the time of Socrates. Neither philosopher wrote a word. Their work exhibits striking thematic similarities and interesting differences. On the basis of these thinkers, Olúwolé describes how African and Western philosophy each took a different path. Above all, she shows that the human need for philosophy is universal.

    Press on Socrates and Òrúnmìlà:
    ‘Oluwole’s book is important for its singular boldness in throwing doors open and pointing the gateway to indigenous African knowledge systems and how the race to their retrieval is key to repositioning the continent on the progressive path.’ – THE GUARDIAN (NIGERIA)

    ‘With this book, the debate about African philosophy and the understanding of what African philosophy is about, are raised to a new level.’ – JOURNAL OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY, CULTURE AND RELIGIONS

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