Ethiopian philosopher - Zera Yacob

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Zera Yacob (1599–1692) (also spelled Zar'a Ya'aqob or Zar'a Ya'eqob) was a seventeenth century Ethiopian philosopher. His 1667 treatise, known in the original Ge'ez language as the Hatata, has often been compared by a handful of non-traditional scholars to Descartes' Discours de la methode in (1637). His writing came at a period when African philosophical literature was significantly oral in character. He believed in following one's natural reasoning instead of believing what one is told by others. Church in Axum Yacob was born into a farmer's family near Aksum in northern Ethiopia, the former capital of Ethiopia under the ancient kingdom of Aksum. Yacob's name means "The Seed of Jacob" ("Zar" is the Ge'ez word for "seed"). Although his father was poor, he supported Yacob's attendance of traditional schools, where he became acquainted with the Psalms of David and educated in the Coptic Christian faith. He was denounced before Emperor Susenyos (r. 1607-1632), who had turned to the Roman Catholic faith and ordered his subjects to follow his own example.

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commenter - 322 days ago
very interesting. This is the kind of things we should encourage our generation to read more. I also heard about another philosopher named yohanes afework and would like to know more about him anyone?
commenter - 1215 days ago
በጣም ደስ የሚያሰኝ አገር አለችን " ኢትዮጵያ ለዘላለም ትኑር" አሜን
commenter - 1888 days ago
የቨድዮ ፋይሉ የልም እባካቸሁ እሰግቡበት
commenter - 2182 days ago
እንድ
commenter - 2247 days ago
ye etiopia litreratur mech gemere
yonigggg - 2669 days ago
He also raised these 4 fundamental questions, 1, who am I? 2, Where do I came from? 3,Who brought me? 4,Where am I going next?.......ref; AAU.History of Ethiopian Literature.የኢትዮጵያ ስነጽሁፍ ታሪክ፤ አዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ የቋንቋዎችና ስነጽሁፍ ተቋም።

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