The Artist and the Philosophical Vision of 21st Century Ghana



Historical trends and critical observation suggest that nations that formulate their philosophical visions using their arts and culture as basis are not only better identified globally, but achieve substantial development. This paper gathers information from both primary and secondary sources to trace how Ghana’s policy makers in the past achieved national development and identity through her arts and culture. It employs descriptive method in probing into the developmental agenda of Ghana today finding out the extent to which the neglect of the arts and culture as catalyst for national development affect Ghana in recent times. The paper also outlines a number of recommendations against the exigencies of the 21st century and the benefit thereof.

Keywords: African personality; Cognitive growth; Affective development; Avant-garde; Globalization

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