visit
FatalDeaths.com
the leading authority on human death since 2022
Kwasi Wiredu is confirmed dead at the age of 90.

So now Kwasi Wiredu is dead. 2021 is such a bummer.
⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️
'The world will miss Kwasi💔
What did Kwasi Wiredu do?
Kwasi was best known as a Ghanaian philosopher.
How did Kwasi Wiredu die?
Kwasi Wiredu's death was likely due to unknown.
If this is wrong, please click here to correct.
SUBMIT FOR REVIEW
Kwasi Wiredu
Shop for Custom Urns and Cremation Supplies that Reflect The Uniqueness of your former Loved One. (AD)
Before YOU die, try one of these awesome BUCKETLIST activities!
Ride a Longboard
Go to a Blues
Bar
Meet Someone Famous
Make Soap
Rabbit
Go Canoeing
Swim in the World’s Largest
Pool
See the Tour de
France
Go to a Yoga
Retreat
Rescue an Animaal

Send for review
Kwasi Wiredu
Born3 October 1931
DiedJanuary 2022

Philosophy career
EducationUniversity of Ghana, University of Oxford (Bphil)
Era
RegionAfrican philosophy
InstitutionsAs faculty member:
ThesisKnowledge, Truth, and Reason (1960)
Main interests
Influenced
Kwasi Wiredu (3 October 1931 - January 2022) was a renowned African philosopher. His work contributed to conceptual decolonisation of African thought.
Contents
1 Biography
2 Philosophical work
3 Bibliography
3.1 Books
3.2 Articles
4 Secondary literature
5 See also
6 Sources
7 References
8 External links
Biography
Wiredu was born in Kumasi, Gold Coast (present-day Ghana), in 1931, and attended Adisadel College from 1948 to 1952. It was during this period that he discovered philosophy, through Plato (which weaned him from his interest in Practical Psychology) and Bertrand Russell. He gained a place at the University of Ghana, Legon. After graduating in 1958, he went to University College, Oxford to read for the B.Phil.
At Oxford University, Wiredu was taught by Gilbert Ryle (his thesis supervisor), Peter Strawson (his College tutor), and Stuart Hampshire (his special tutor), and wrote a thesis on "Knowledge, Truth, and Reason". Upon graduating in 1960 he was appointed to a teaching post at the University College of North Staffordshire (now the University of Keele), where he stayed for a year. He returned to Ghana, where he accepted a post teaching philosophy for his old university. He remained at the University of Ghana for twenty-three years, during which time he became first Head of Department and then Professor. From 1987 until he retired, he was an Emeritus Professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Wiredu has held a number of visiting professorships:
University of California, Los Angeles, California (1979–1980)
University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1984)
University of Richmond, Virginia (1985)
Carleton College, Minnesota (1986)
Duke University, North Carolina (1994–95; 1999–2001)
He was a member of the Committee of Directors of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies from 1983 to 1998. He has also been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1985) and the National Humanities Center, North Carolina (1986). He was Vice-President of the Inter-African Council for Philosophy.
Philosophical work
One of Wiredu's concerns when defining "African Philosophy" is keeping colonialised African philosophy in a separate category from precolonised Africa. Wiredu (1998) proposes that the African philosopher has a unique opportunity to re-examine many of the assumptions of Western philosophers by subjecting them to an interrogation based on African languages. Let's say hypothetically an African was born and raised in China. Their thoughts and philosophy will be biased to the culture of the language. Not only will they naturally philosophise in that language, but also shape their life around that language.
Wiredu opposes the "ethnophilosophical" and "philosophical sagacity" approaches to African philosophy, arguing that all cultures have their distinctive folk-beliefs and world-views, but that these must be distinguished from the practice of philosophising. It is not that "folk philosophy" cannot play a part in genuine philosophy; on the contrary, he has acknowledged his own debt to his own (Akan) culture's history of thought. Rather, he argues that genuine philosophy demands the application to such thought of critical analysis and rigorous argument.
One of Wiredu's most prominent discussions revolves around the Akan concept of personhood. He believes this traditional framework hosts a two part conception of a person. First, and most intuitive to Western conceptions of persons, is the ontological dimension. This includes one's biological constitution. Further, Wiredu states that the second dimension, the normative conception of personhood, is based on one's ability to will freely. One's ability to will freely is dependent on one's ethical considerations. One can be said to have free will if one has a high regard to ethical responsibilities. This then designates a person to become a person. One is not born a person but becomes one through events and experiences that lead one to act ethically. This differs from the Western conception of personhood in that people, in traditional Akan thought, are not born as willed beings. Wiredu also is certain that African tradition is not "purely theoretical because he shows how certain aspects of African political thought may be applied to the practical resolution of some of Africa's most pressing problems."
His influences include, apart from his tutors at Oxford, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, the pragmatist John Dewey, and the epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical resources of the Akan culture. The result is philosophy that is at once universally relevant and essentially African.
Wiredu, in his work, has enlightened many people on the philosophy and religion of Africa. Not only does he summarise and outline their beliefs in many of his works but he also challenges outsiders predispositions to African beliefs. He wants to shed light and understanding to their belief systems and what they believe to be true and physical. He expresses his thoughts and ideas in The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion on African Religions.
Bibliography
Books
Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996). ISBN 0-253-21080-1
Person and Community: Ghanaian Philosophical Studies Wiredu & Kwame Gyekye (New York: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 1992). ISBN 1-56518-004-6
A Companion to African Philosophy (2003: Oxford: Blackwell, 2003). ISBN 0-631-20751-1
Articles
"Democracy and Consensus in African Traditional Politics", Polylog.
An Oral Philosophy of Personhood: Comments on Philosophy and Orality
Toward Decolonizing African Philosophy and Religion (African Studies Quarterly, Volume 1 Issue 4, 1998.
Secondary literature
Osha, S. Kwasi Wiredu and Beyond: The Text, Writing and Thought in Africa. Dakar: Codesria, 2005.
Hallen, B. "Kwasi Wiredu and Beyond: The Text, Writing and Thought in Africa". African Studies Review, vol. 49, no. 3, 2006, p. 175-176.
Molefe, M. "A critique of Kwasi Wiredu’s humanism and impartiality". Acta Academica, vol. 48, no. 1, 2016, p. 91-110.
See also
African philosophy
Africana philosophy
Sources
Prof. Wiredu's web page at the University of South Florida
Peter J. King One Hundred Philosophers (2004: New York, Barrons). ISBN 0-7641-2791-8
Kwasi Wiredu
Kwasi
Kwasi Wiredu Kwasi Wiredu
Kwasi Wiredu Kwasi Wiredu Kwasi Wiredu
Kwasi Wiredu search
searchKwasi Wiredu search
Kwasi Wiredu dies
Kwasi Wiredu funeral details
Kwasi Wiredu funeral notice
Kwasi Wiredu funeral service
Kwasi Wiredu life story
why did Kwasi Wiredu die?
who was Kwasi Wiredu married to?
who were Kwasi Wiredu's children?
was Kwasi Wiredu gay?
where did Kwasi Wiredu live?
where did Kwasi Wiredu work?
where did Kwasi Wiredu go to school?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's criminal history?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's phone number?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's email address?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's social security number?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's blood type?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's eye color?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's favorite food?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's favorite movie?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's favorite band?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's favorite colour?
what crimes was Kwasi Wiredu convicted of?
who attended Kwasi Wiredu's funeral?
how tall was Kwasi Wiredu?
how old was Kwasi Wiredu?
how much did Kwasi Wiredu weigh?
how much money did Kwasi Wiredu have?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's net worth?
was Kwasi Wiredu ever married?
what was Kwasi Wiredu's IQ?
what was the reason for Kwasi Wiredu's death?
was Kwasi Wiredu 's nickname?
is Kwasi Wiredu really dead?
when did Kwasi Wiredu die?
where did Kwasi Wiredu die?
what was the cause of Kwasi Wiredu's death?
when is Kwasi Wiredu's funeral?
where will Kwasi Wiredu's funeral be held?
Kwasi Wiredu bereavement
Kwasi Wiredu casualty
Kwasi Wiredu cessation
Kwasi Wiredu curtains
Kwasi Wiredu darkness
Kwasi Wiredu decease
Kwasi Wiredu demise
Kwasi Wiredu departure
Kwasi Wiredu destruction
Kwasi Wiredu dissolution
Kwasi Wiredu downfall
Kwasi Wiredu dying
Kwasi Wiredu end
Kwasi Wiredu ending
Kwasi Wiredu eradication
Kwasi Wiredu euthanasia
Kwasi Wiredu exit
Kwasi Wiredu cause of death
Kwasi Wiredu how she died
Kwasi Wiredu when she died
Kwasi Wiredu where she died
Kwasi Wiredu how he died
Kwasi Wiredu when he died
Kwasi Wiredu where he died
Kwasi Wiredu suicide
Kwasi Wiredu death
Kwasi Wiredu by her own hand
Kwasi Wiredu by his own hand
Kwasi Wiredu gunshot
Kwasi Wiredu murder
Kwasi Wiredu robbery
Kwasi Wiredu stabbing
Kwasi Wiredu car accident
Kwasi Wiredu drowning
Kwasi Wiredu paper cut
Kwasi Wiredu accident
Kwasi Wiredu crash
Kwasi Wiredu depression
Kwasi Wiredu mental illness
Kwasi Wiredu cancer
Kwasi Wiredu expiration
Kwasi Wiredu extermination
Kwasi Wiredu extinction
Kwasi Wiredu fatality
Kwasi Wiredu finis
Kwasi Wiredu divorce
Kwasi Wiredu alcoholism
Kwasi Wiredu brain tumor
Kwasi Wiredu lung cancer
Kwasi Wiredu naked photos
Kwasi Wiredu porn movie
Kwasi Wiredu last words
Kwasi Wiredu last meal
Kwasi Wiredu christian faith
Kwasi Wiredu christian worship
did Kwasi Wiredu go to heaven
did Kwasi Wiredu go to hell
does jesus love Kwasi Wiredu
Kwasi Wiredu ex husband
Kwasi Wiredu ex wife
Kwasi Wiredu pet names
Kwasi Wiredu finish
Kwasi Wiredu grave
Kwasi Wiredu heaven
Kwasi Wiredu loss
Kwasi Wiredu mortality
Kwasi Wiredu necrosis
Kwasi Wiredu obliteration
Kwasi Wiredu oblivion
Kwasi Wiredu paradise
Kwasi Wiredu parting
Kwasi Wiredu passing
Kwasi Wiredu quietus
Kwasi Wiredu release
Kwasi Wiredu repose
Kwasi Wiredu ruin
Kwasi Wiredu ruination
Kwasi Wiredu silence
Kwasi Wiredu sleep
Kwasi Wiredu termination
Kwasi Wiredu tomb
Kwasi Wiredu eternal rest
Kwasi Wiredu grim reaper
Kwasi Wiredu passing over
Kwasi Wiredu obituary
Kwasi Wiredu legacy
who killed Kwasi Wiredu?
what killed Kwasi Wiredu?
where was Kwasi Wiredu killed?
where was Kwasi Wiredu murdered?
how old was Kwasi Wiredu?
how dead was Kwasi Wiredu?
Kwasi Wiredu سبب الوفاة
Kwasi Wiredu doodsoorzaak
Kwasi Wiredu cause de décès
Kwasi Wiredu Todesursache
Kwasi Wiredu causa di morte
Kwasi Wiredu 死
Kwasi Wiredu причина смерти
Kwasi Wiredu causa de la muerte
Kwasi Wiredu dödsorsak