HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 39 no. 1 (2010)

Philosophy and Igbo Cultural Practices

Amaechi Udefi

Discipline: Philosophy



Philosophy has many definitions and interfaces, both of which are not mutually exclusive. This assertion is hardly in doubt if one recalls the origin of the various disciplines as we have them today which are grouped either as natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, all of which have a pedigree to philosophy. The truth of our claim here is easily seen in the two senses of the definition of philosophy as a critical activity and as a “way of life.” This paper shall attempt to examine the nature of philosophy and its interface with culture and how such interface could enable us to unravel and appreciate better certain Igbo cultural practices.