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CODESRIA Bulletin Online, No. 2, February 2024 – Paulin Hountondji on African Philosophy

By  Souleymane Bachir Diagne

In 1977, a book entitled Sur la “philosophie africaine”: Critique de l’ethnophilosophie was published by Maspero, in its ‘Textes à l’appui’ collection. The book immediately became a resounding success and has been declared one of the 100 most influential African books of the twentieth century. Its author, Paulin Jidenu Hountondji, passed away in his native country, Benin, on Friday, 2 February 2024. He was almost 82.
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