A Philosophical Evaluation of the Concept of African Freedom

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Abstract

Freedom is a key concept in universal affairs. It is so important in human affairs that individuals, countries and even continents cannot do without it. The term freedom is highly subjective as its meaning may differ from one individual to another. It equally applies to countries and continents. This factor however does not in any way reduce the philosophical importance of the concept of freedom and its critical role in human affairs. This work evaluates the concept of African freedom based on Maduabuchi Dukor’s incisive work on African freedom titled “African freedom: The freedom of philosophy”. The paper takes the strong but painful position that Africa in not really free and gives reasons for this unfortunate scenario. It further discusses the way out of the continent’s quagmire.

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Okaneme, G. (2013). A Philosophical Evaluation of the Concept of African Freedom. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 161-167. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31A027.

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