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    J. A. I. Bewaji & M. B. Ramose (2003). The Bewaji, Van Binsbergen and Ramose Debate on 'Ubuntu'. South African Journal of Philosophy 22 (4):378-414.
    What follows is a discussion, in three parts, of the African concept of ubuntu and related issues. In the first part of the discussion J.A.I. Bewaji assesses an essay by W.M.J. van Binsbergen on Ubuntu and the Globalisation of Southern African Thought and Society (2001). In the second part Bewaji reviews M.B. Ramose's African Philosophy through Ubuntu (2002). And in the third part Ramose responds to both Bewaji and Van Binsbergen. Although Ramose disagrees with some of (...)'s comments and interpretations – especially with regard to the thesis on which ubuntu is, according to the former, founded (i.e. “that ontology proper is a rheology”) – both Bewaji and Ramose agree that Van Binsbergen's critique of ubuntu philosophy, and specifically of Ramose's explication thereof, is untenable. S. Afr. J. Philos. Vol.22(4) 2003: 378-414. (shrink)
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    John A. I. Bewaji (1995). Critical Comments on Pearce, African Philosophy, and the Sociological Thesis. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (1):99-119.
    Pearce's "African Philosophy and the Sociological Thesis" makes very interesting reading. Why it is interesting is not because it advances the frontiers of philosophical discourse in Africa or globally but because it shows that certain unwarranted dispositions die hard and that deliberate ignorance, if that is what is displayed, is hard to cure. In this article the author comments on the following contentions made by Pearce: (1) philosophy has no social relevance and/or responsibility; (2) philosophy is purely a linguistic activity (...)
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    J. A. I. Bewaji (1993). Empiricism Versus Pragmatism: Truth Versus Results. Indian Philosophical Quarterly 20 (3):203-242.
    This essay examines the concept of "truth" from empiricist and pragmatist perspectives. This not without reference to other theories. The concern is to see how the ascendancy of pragmatism has affected humanity and may continue to affect humanity, the so-called objectivity in the practice of science and philosophy and the relationships between the diverse peoples of the world. An analysis of the pragmatist's preference for usefulness, rather than truth, it is argued, accounts for the deleterious consequences of pragmatism for humankind (...)
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    J. A. I. Bewaji (1997). Review Essays : Cornel West, Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America. Routledge, New York, 1993. Pp. XVII, 319. £35 (Cloth), £11.99 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 27 (2):212-218.
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    J. A. I. Bewaji (1997). Book Reviews : Naomi Zack, Race and Mixed Race. Temple University Press, Philidelphia, 1993. Pp. Xv, 215. $39.95 (Cloth), $19.95 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 27 (3):369-373.