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Innocent I. Asouzu

New Complementary Ontology. Beyond World-immanentism, Ethnocentric Reduction and Impositions

ISBN 978-3-8258-0232-5
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2007
Seiten 440
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Philosophy in International Context/Philosophie im internationalen Kontext.


The book is a new attempt at articulating ontology in a way that
makes metaphysics more adaptable to concrete problems of life. The
author uses the Igbo term Ibuanyidanda
(complementarity) as the new ontological horizon around which he
expounds the notion of being. Within this horizon, he designates
being as that on account of which anything that exists serves a
missing link of reality. Hence, a thing can be said to be if it has the
capacity to be grasped within the framework of mutual
complementary relationship of all existent realities i.e. ka
so mu adina. With this, the author shows how an abstract
bifurcating notions of being can be avoided such that ontology is
made very relevant to issues dealing with mutual understanding and
regulation of conflicts.