Muyiwa Falaiye on the encounter between the Sage Philosopher and Professional Philosopher: A Phenomenological Inquiry
Sirajudeen Owosho (University of LagosU)
Paper short abstract:
This paper attempts a phenomenological inquiry into Muyiwa Falaiye's position on the encounter between the Sage Philosopher and the Professional Philosopher.
Paper long abstract:
In his paper titled "Philosophic Sagacity and the Problem of Transmitting Knowledge Without Writing: The Ekiti Yoruba Experience", Falaiye argues that for the submission of the Sage Philosopher to pass muster as philosophy, it needs the collaboration of the Professional Philosopher as a moderator. This paper questions the authenticity of the philosophical submission of the didactic sage, if such submission is the product of the collaboration of both the Sage Philosopher and the Professional Philosopher. Using phenomenology as a method of inquiry, this paper further argues that the moderation carried out by the urbanized Professional Philosopher as the ideas of the didactic sage is tantamount to a presupposition that dilutes the authentic African philosophy.
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