Surprisingly African philosophy is a largely unknown field among mainstream agricultural research and development. Likewise, agriculture has gained little interest in the field of African philosophies so far. In the current research I therefore aim to link agricultural development to African philosophies.
I will follow the method of prof. Heinz Kimmerle in intercultural philosophy by engaging in intercultural dialogues with African partners. Through dialogues on African philosophies and agricultural development we will learn from each other and enrich both fields. The focus of the current research is on animism, as this is a largely ignored and misunderstood field by the West, and highly relevant for agriculture.
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