An Analysis of Kwame Gyekye’s Conception of ‘Sunsum’ in Akan Philosophy

Show simple item record Majeed, H.M. 2019-06-12T10:23:32Z 2019-06-12T10:23:32Z 2017
dc.identifier.issn 08555-7942
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept of sunsum has been a subject of disagreement among Akan philosophers. Gyekye criticizes the views of Akan writers such as Kofi Busia, Joseph Danquah and Kwasi Wiredu despite his acceptance of their position that sunsum is the basis of an individual’s personality. This paper examines Gyekye’s critique of these authors (especially Busia) and shows how Gyekye’s arguments are not only sometimes inaccurate, but also how they do generate a major problem of attribution that hampers a good understanding of his thesis. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Carnegie Corporation of New York through the University of Ghana Building the Next Generation of Academics in Africa (BANGA-Africa) Project en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department for the Study of Religions, University of Ghana en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 7;1
dc.subject Sunsum en_US
dc.subject personality en_US
dc.subject personal identity en_US
dc.subject genetic influence en_US
dc.subject human behaviour en_US
dc.title An Analysis of Kwame Gyekye’s Conception of ‘Sunsum’ in Akan Philosophy en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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