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Epilogue
WithJohn Murungi
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A philosophical work deserves a philosophical epilogue. Otherwise, the epilogue is inappropriate. The appropriateness of a philosophical epilogue is a matter that is internal to philosophy. It is philosophy that determines it and, in determining it, philosophy, thereby, determinates itself. Since an introduction to a work of philosophy also determines what philosophy is, the epilogue is inseparable from the introduction. The inseparability draws attention to the fact that the epilogue serves as an introduction. It does not end the work of philosophy. Philosophy is philosophy to the extent that it is ongoing. It is a current that is beginningless and endless. This is how African philosophical currents are to be understood. They are there not be known but to flow with. Or, differently stated, knowing them is a matter of being current in them and with them. These currents, moreover, are not spectacular. They are to be experienced as such. They are to be lived.