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  1. African philosophy: a key to African innovation and development

    African philosophy: a key to African innovation and development

    This essay demonstrates how African philosophy can be a key to African innovation and development. Its first section illustrates how philosophy as a discipline drives innovation in science and technology. The second part proposes a new discipline linking science, engineering...
  2. Ethics and extinction: Micro versus macro appropriate technology

    Ethics and extinction: Micro versus macro appropriate technology

    Ethical theory and technology practice raise two primary questions. First, what are the ethical principles driving sustainable appropriate technology? Second, what are the viable applications of those principles with respect to alternative appropriate technologies? The hypothesis of this study is...
  3. Appropriate technology and ethical obligations of the university: W.E.B. Du Bois on the Africana university mission<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Appropriate technology and ethical obligations of the university: W.E.B. Du Bois on the Africana university mission<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Working on the Encyclopedia Africana under the sponsorship of Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana, W.E.B. Du Bois reversed his conviction that only the ‘talented tenth’ could profit from a university education. He proposed that virtually all humans have a right to...