- Senior Lecturer
- University of Cape Coast
Even though some notable Akan scholars over the years have highlighted the ethical, communitarian and political values embedded in Akan proverbs, no work has been done engaging how Akan proverbs illuminate the cognitive and affective dimensions of knowledge to elucidate the Akan conception of rationality. This project uses data taken from several Akan proverb Collections to illuminate the cognitive and affective dimensions of knowledge in the Akan cultural context and consult intuitional memories in the form of interviews as well as deploy the method of synthesis to examine what the Akan consider as rational thinking. It is envisaged that this project will document Akan proverbs that exemplify both cognitive and affective dimensions of knowledge and offer insight into the frontiers of the discourse of Akan proverbs that reveal the nature of the Akan conceptualization of rationality beyond popular interpretations.