Intersecting African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Western Knowledge Systems
Beatrice Okyere-Manu & Herbert Moyo
Published 2018 | 166 Pages | ISBN 978-1920620-24-0
Moral convergence and divergence
This collection of essays provides a significant contribution to the growing body of African scholarship on the importance of academic critical engagement of the juxtaposing of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Western Knowledge Systems in post-colonial African development. The volume provides a unique collection of essays for those interested in the practical dialectic that must be considered in the integration of AIKS and Western Knowledge Systems in the current global African context. The essays critically engage the ongoing dialogue between the ‘technical’ and the ‘moral’ in Knowledge Systems in Africa. The book continuously delves into ethical dilemmas on the moral convergence and divergence in the dialectic between AIKS and WKS.
This volume is a product of African scholars from across the continent and beyond who engage with topics such as AIKS and the environment, health, food, moral character, Communication and language, marriage and political leadership
Beatrice Okyere-Manu is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, the Theological Society of South Africa and CHART.
Herbert Moyo is an Associate Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics. He is the director of the practical theology programme and also of CHART.
- Beatrice Okyere-Manu & Herbert Moyo