By Sunny Atam, October, 25, 2019, news/comments
LAGOS- Denis Odinga Okiya Maryknoll of the Institute of African Studies, Nairobi, Kenya has commended the book, Igwebuike,Ontology written by an accomplished Catholic priest and academia, Rev. Fr (Prof) Anthony Ikechukwu Kanu, OSA., noting why the prolific catholic priest should be called African Philosopher based on his works especially in his recent book. Okiya’s statement reads:
“This book of reading is designed to accomplish two tasks: to philosophize on Igwebuike and to honour Rev. Father, Professor KANU, Ikechukwu Anthony, O.S.A. These two tasks or goals go hand in hand because Igwebuike is Professor Kanu’s philosophy. The book clearly demonstrates why Kanu deserves honour as an African philosopher who has introduced a new way of doing African philosophy. It is an approach of doing philosophy that takes into account African ontology and cosmology.
Igwebuike, as a systematic African thought is exploratory in nature. It investigates issues with a view of seeing how they are related. Doing philosophy in this way takes into account not only the African context but the world as a complex entity with myriads of challenges.
The myriads of challenges facing humanity have a representation in this book. For this reason the book is bound to have a global impact. In terms of philosophizing, this book demonstrates that Africa is confronted with many discourses. Discourses that are already going on but need a more systematic African philosophical approach. Some of the discourses are on the environment, governance, infrastructure, human and material resource among others”.
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