Home > Archive > Consciencism: Philosophy and Ideology for De-Colonization by Kwame Nkrumah. Author: Kwame Nkrumah. Publication date: Nkrumaism (sometimes Consciencism) is an African socialist political ideology based on the thinking and writing of Kwame Nkrumah. Nkrumah, a pan-Africanist . CONSCIENCISM Philosophy and Ideology for Decolonisation Kwame Nkrumah Dedicated to The Members of my Philosophy Club, without whose.

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It stands refreshingly opposed to the Christian idea of the original sin and degradation of man.

In this first answer, philosophers in fact tackle the question of the origin of things. But, now, to the extent that idealism makes the existence of matter dependent on perception, or on the possession of ideas by the mind, I am sure that it can be refuted.

Both in metaphysics and in theory of knowledge, it does not allow the differences to become fundamental and irreducible. In these prefaces, the authors lay down the limits, the purposes, and the forms which, they claim, must guide all future philosophies. And yet, to a certain extent, all this must be deemed to be correct. Even the ethical philosophers say that it is not their concern to improve themselves or anybody else. But that was not what constituted his contribution to democratic capitalism.

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Society and Ideology, and Consciencism. Philosophy and Ideology for Decolonization by Kwame Nkrumah. I was introduced to Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Marx and other immortals, to whom I should like to refer as the university philosophers. Particularly important in founding this ideology consciencidm his study and meetings with C.


Nkrumaism is a syncretic ideology which blends different sources together while not necessarily borrowing their entire frameworks. Chuba Okadigbo – – Fourth Dimension Publishers.

It is not only the study of philosophy which can nkrumwh perverted. The social contention of philosophy was accepted even as late as the Russia revolution of I9I7.

consciendism Oseni Taiwo Afisi – – Thought and Practice: Deeply in league with the aristocrats, they plunged Europe into the Dark Ages and the most terrible feudalism which history records, as the Church exercised her divine right of grab.

It had bred a rapacious individualism which could not take correction lightly.

Consciencism: Philosophy and Ideology for Decolonization

In this way, philosophy served as an instrument of social justice. The first chapter is the toughest one to get through then after that Nkrumah is on a roll. I have suggested that dialectic is that which makes the evolution of kinds possible, that, accordingly, which is the ground of consceincism evolution of mind from matter, of quality from quantity, of energy from mass.

Objects are only deceptively serene, they are all delicate balances of opposing conscencism. He advocated free economic activity.

In order to destroy the Platonic philosophical basis of oligarchy, as I conscieencism already mentioned, Aristotle rejected the Platonic hypothesis about the knowledge conscienciem truth. A more important objection to materialism is alleged to be provided by conxciencism Theory of Relativity. Not only is it significant that Thales should have chosen water as the fundamental substance, but the fact that he maintained at all that everything was derived from one and the same substance was of great importance.


I therefore learnt to look for social contention in philosophical systems. For an explanatory comparison, one can take the average man. Fear created the gods, an preserves them: In social terms, this means that every individual has an inalienable right to develop according to his nature, even if his development requires the suffering and subordination of others either in a political or in an economic sense. Want to Read saving….

Ideas, the alleged constituents of physical objects, were held to be only in the mind, and to be incapable of existence outside it.

Nevertheless, the Greek priests enjoyed social-political power, by which they could among other things institute action at court on charges of irreligion. There thus arises a supervening need to discourse about the possible -origins of the cosmic raw material. Egalitarianism desperately needed to be distinguished from anarchism, for conscienfism is the political expression of subjective idealism.