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    Kwasi Wiredu, W. E. Abraham, Abiola Irele & Ifeanyi Menkiti (eds.) (2004/2006). A Companion to African Philosophy. Blackwell Pub..
    This volume of newly commissioned essays provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages. Offers a distinctive historical treatment of African philosophy. Covers all the main branches of philosophy as addressed in the African tradition. Includes accounts of pre-colonial African philosophy and contemporary political thought.
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    Ifeanyi A. Menkiti (2002). Philosophy and the State in Africa: Some Rawlsian Considerations. Philosophia Africana 5 (2):35-51.
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    Thaddeus Metz (2012). Developing African Political Philosophy: Moral-Theoretic Strategies. Philosophia Africana 14 (1):61-83.
    If contemporary African political philosophy is going to develop substantially in fresh directions, it probably will not be enough, say, to rehash the old personhood debate between Kwame Gyekye and Ifeanyi Menkiti, or to nit-pick at Gyekye’s system, as much of the literature in the field has done. Instead, major advances are likely to emerge on the basis of new, principled interpretations of sub-Saharan moral thought. In recent work, I have fleshed out two types of moral theories that (...)
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    B. Matolino (2009). Radicals Versus Moderates: A Critique of Gyekye's Moderate Communitarianism. South African Journal of Philosophy 28 (2):160-170.
    The communitarian conception of person is a widely accepted view in African thought. Kwame Gyekye thinks there is a distinction between what he calls radical communitarianism and his own version of moderate communitarianism. He is of the view that radical communitarianism is faced with insurmountable problems and ought to be jettisoned in favour of his moderate communitarianism. Gyekye’s strategy is twofold; he firstly seeks to show the shortcomings of radical communitarianism – particularly by attacking Ifeanyi Menkiti’s position. Secondly, (...)
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    Lee M. Brown (ed.) (2004). African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
    In the last two decades the idea of African Philosophy has undergone significant change and scrutiny. Some critics have maintained that the idea of a system of philosophical thought tied to African traditions is incoherent. In African Philosophy Lee Brown has collected new essays by top scholars in the field that in various ways respond to these criticisms and defend the notion of African Philosophy. The essays address both epistemological and metaphysical issues that are specific to the traditional conceptual languages (...)
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    I. A. Menkiti (1980). Criminal Responsibility and the Mentally Ill. Journal of Value Inquiry 14 (3-4):181-194.
  7. Oritsegbubemi Oyowe & Olga Yurkivska (2014). Can a Communitarian Concept of African Personhood Be Both Relational and Gender-Neutral? South African Journal of Philosophy 33 (1):85-99.
    This paper explores the relationship between the African communitarian conception of personhood and gender. Defenders of this conception of personhood generally hold that an individual is defined in reference to the community, or that personhood is something that is acquired in community. Such characterisations often ignore the role, if any, that gender plays in that conception of personhood. Our aim in this paper is to critically explore the relationship between the two. In doing this we advance a number of claims. (...)
     
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    Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani (2012). Is the Fate of Africa a Question of Geography, Biogeography and History? Open Journal of Philosophy 2 (4):203-212.
    This paper dwells on the debate on the question of what is/are responsible for African underdevelopment and, by extension, what will influence African development. The debate currently dwells on how much of development is human and how much is environmental, extraneous and beyond human control. Joseph Agbakoba thinks that development involves both nature and human agency, acknowledges the effect of nature, equally sees philosophy as a critique of worldview and ideology, and African philosophy as saddled with the critique of the (...)
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    Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka (2003). Judgement in African Thought. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10 (2):51-61.
    Critical thinking plays a role in African judgement. Here, factors that influence judgement are: culture, communalism, wisdom of elders, revelation from the gods, and observation. Factors that obstruct judgement include: colonialism, modernization, and new religions. However, thanks to Kant's critical philosophy, only objectively valid knowledge is actually knowledge in African traditional thought.
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    Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani (2014). On Traditional African Consensual Rationality. Journal of Political Philosophy 22 (3):342-365.
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    Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani (2013). Africa and the Prospects of Deliberative Democracy. South African Journal of Philosophy 32 (3):207-219.
    Preoccupation with multiparty aggregative democracy in Africa has produced superficial forms of political/electoral choice-making by subjects that deepen pre-existing ethnic and primordial cleavages. This is because the principles of the multiparty system presuppose that decision-making through voting should be the result of a mere aggregation of pre-existing, fixed preferences. To this kind of decision-making, I propose deliberative democracy as a supplementary approach. My reason is that deliberation, beyond mere voting, should be central to decisionmaking and that, for a decision to (...)
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    Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani (2013). Questioning Cloning with Genealogy. Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (3):376-379.
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  13. Emma Ekpunobi & Ifeanyi Ezeaku (eds.) (1990). Socio-Philosophical Perspective of African Traditional Religion. New Age Publishers.
  14. Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka (1995). Personal Identity: A Philosophical Survey. Modern Business Press.
     
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  15. Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka (2005). The Paradigmatic Status of Western Philosophy in Okere's Philosophical Hermeneutics. In Theophilus Okere, J. Obi Oguejiofor & Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (eds.), African Philosophy and the Hermeneutics of Culture: Essays in Honour of Theophilus Okere. Distributed in North America by Transaction Publishers