Title

Internalism and the Rationality of African Metaphysical Beliefs.

Publication Title

African Philosophy

Publication Date

8-2000

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Metaphysics | Philosophy

Abstract

Argues that there is an internalist rational basis for African metaphysical belief in witchcraft. Qualitative difference between metaphysical beliefs; Social, contextual and pragmatic components of epistemic rationality and justification; Power of the mind to bring causal efficacy in physical phenomena; Distinguishing witchcraft from sorcery, magic, talismanism and herbalism.

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