Answer to Question #190611 in Law for siya

Question #190611

For a value of 20 marks each please discuss briefly what your understanding of the following contains:“Philosophical Sagacity” (you may refer to relevant sub-branches, problems/concerns and figures in the course of answering this question)


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2021-06-02T08:12:03-0400

Philosophic sagacity is a concept developed by Odera Oruka, a Kenyan philosopher. Oruka used the term to explain that there were logical and critical African individuals in pre-colonial Africa, and because of the depth of their reasoning, they were philosophers and their reflections philosophical. philosophic sagacity “implicitly rejects the holistic approach to African philosophy” that characterizes ethno-philosophy. Philosophic sagacity does not encourage looking at the general worldviews, customs, folktales and beliefs of a people. Instead, it is “that philosophy that is derived from the thinking or the thought of wise persons.” There are two ways of approaching philosophic sagacity. First, the professional philosopher can visit the rural areas and identify people reputed for their wisdom and knowledge of African culture. The second approach that was used by Odera Oruka and his team. They recorded the philosophy of individual Kenyan sages who were uninfluenced by modern education. Oruka and  his team were not recording the “common thought of the Kenyan Luo tribe” but ideas of particular individual philosophers


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