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Akan philosophical psychology

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-Z003-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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The word Akan refers to the Twi-speaking people of southern and central Ghana. Akan traditional philosophy is essentially a philosophy of the person. It has cosmological ramifications, but the basic concepts emerge from the analysis of the human personality. That analysis is extremely sensitive to the complexity of the human psyche and the social dimensions of individual consciousness. These considerations explain and justify the prominent position occupied by the concept of a person in contemporary Akan philosophy.

Citing this article:
Wiredu, Kwasi. Akan philosophical psychology, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-Z003-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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