Topic 9 – Logic, Mathematics and Scientific Knowledge

Readings:

  1. Horton, Robin. “African traditional thought and Western science.” Africa 37, no. 01 (1967): 50-
    71.
  2. Horton, Robin. “African traditional thought and Western science.” Africa 37, no. 02 (1967): 155-
    187.
  3. Wiredu, J. E. “How not to compare African traditional thought with Western thought.”
    Transition (1997): 320-327.
  4. Zaslavsky, Claudia. “Mathematics of the Yoruba people and of their neighbors in southern
    Nigeria.” Two-Year College Mathematics Journal (1970): 76-99.
  5. Zaslavsky, Claudia. “Mathematics in the study of African culture.” The Arithmetic Teacher
    (1973): 532-535.
  6. Zaslavsky, Claudia. “The Afro-American Mathematical Heritage.” Outlook (1976).
  7. Verran, Helen. Science and an African logic. University of Chicago Press, 2001
    Further Reading:
  8. Hallen, B. & J. Sodipo. (1997) Knowledge, Belief and Witchcraft: Analytic Experiments in
    African Philosophy. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  9. Sofowora, A. (1993). Medical Plants and Traditional Medicine in Africa. Spectrum Books: Ibadan.