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    Symbolism and Social Order Among the Igbo.Christian Sunday Agama - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (2):17-34.
    In this essay, I argue that though symbolism performs many roles in different cultures, it has a uniquely moral one in Igbo land. That unique role which symbolism performs in the pristine communalistic Igbo society concerns the regulation of human freedoms and actions in order to maintain social order. But is this something that can be sustained in a modern Igbo society that is more individualistic than communalistic? This paper is of the view that through the proper maintenance of such (...)
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    The Roles of Foreign Influences in the Evolution of Social and Filial Relations in Nigeria.Mohammed Akinola Akomolafe - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (2):1-16.
    Nigeria, as a geographical entity is replete with various ethnic and cultural identities that have continued to evolve from pre-colonial times to recenttimes. Granted that civilizations from Europe and Arabia have dictated almost all spheres of living, both in the Northern and Southern geographies of the country and eroded nearly all traditional values that would have assisted in curbing social and filial tensions; it is pertinent to inquire into the social relations before this ‘encounter.’ This is important as this research (...)
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    Book Review: Consensus as Democracy in Africa. [REVIEW]Andrew Akpan - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (2):91-94.
    Book Title: Consensus as Democracy in Africa Book Author: Bernard Matolino Size: 168 x 240 mm. Pages: 240 pages. ISBN 13: 978-1-920033-31-6. Published: October 2018. Publishers: NISC Ltd for African Humanities Program. Cover: Paperback.
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    Nietzsche’s Idea of Eternal Recurrence and the Notions of Reincarnation in Onyewuenyi and Majeed.Anthony Chimankpam Ojimba & Ada Agada - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (2):35-56.
    This paper examines Nietzsche’s idea of eternal recurrence and the notions of reincarnation in Onyewuenyi and Majeed with a view to showing how convergence and divergence of thought in the Nietzschean, Onyewuenyean and Majeedean philosophy contexts can inform cross-cultural philosophizing. Nietzsche’s idea of eternal recurrence represents his deep thought, which claims that every aspect of life returns innumerable times, in an identical fashion. On the other hand, Onyewuenyi posits that reincarnation is un-African as he conceives it as the theory that (...)
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  5. The Phenomenon of Skolombo in Calabar and the Challenge of Urban Subalternism.Al Chukwuma Okoli - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (2):77-90.
    This paper examines the phenomenon of Skolombo in Calabar in relation to the challenge of urban subalternism in that context. This is against the backdrop of the evolution of the Skolombo into a rising urban subaltern category involved in the underworld and ant-social activities. By means of exploratory and conversational discourse that relies on extant literature as well as insights from personal communications, the paper posits that Skolombo phenomenon represents an existential struggle by abandoned and rejected street children who are (...)
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    Qualified Objection to Ani’s Qualified Acceptance of Wiredu’s Notion of Consensus Democracy in Africa.Cyril-Mary Pius Olatunji & Mojalefa L. J. Koenane - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (2):57-76.
    This essay offers a critical review of Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani’s article ‘On agreed action without agreed notions.’ Ani’s paper makes a critique of Kwasi Wiredu’s consensual democracy to the conclusion that though desirable, left the way it is, the model of consensus on which the idea of Wiredu’s non-party democracy was founded is itself admirable but defective and, therefore, calls for further enhancements. While not suggesting that Wiredu’s idea is perfect, this paper provides some objections to Ani’s view without necessarily (...)
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    The Idoma Concept of Ihotu.Ada Agada - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (1):17-30.
    The notion of love is one of the fascinating concepts available to humans. Love is perhaps the most powerful emotion a human being can experience. Love is immediately recognized as a feeling. It is only after observing human conduct that it dawns on us that there is a rational dimension of love. In this paper I will discuss the Idoma-African concept of ihotu, or love. Since the very idea of an Idoma philosophy of love is an entirely novel idea, with (...)
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    The Community and the Individual: Revisiting the Relevance of Afro- Communalism.Martin F. Asiegbu & Anthony Chinaemerem Ajah - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (1):31-46.
    Afro-communalism has been largely conceptualized as a system in which individuals attain meaningfulness from the point of view of the community. We assess the implications of Afro-communalism on the individual’s rights. With particular focus on the transformative values of non-conformist features of individualism, this paper shows how Afro-communalism’s emphasis on the community is counter-productive. Our approach goes beyond the argument that Afro-communalism stifles the autonomy of the individual. Instead, we demonstrate how the community’s conformist expectations from the individual within the (...)
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    Communal Dictatorships, Sexual Orientations and Perverse Labelling in Modern Africa.Aribiah David Attoe - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (1):1-16.
    Most Africans are generally in sync in their communal rejection of certain perceived moral threats – in this case, allegedly ‘unnatural’ sexual orientations – as immoral and un-African. It is the truthfulness of these assumptions that I seek to question. Thus, in this essay, I question the assumption that nonheterosexuality is immoral and un-African. To do this, I attempt to isolate the traditional African outlook on alleged ‘unnatural’ sexual orientations, the communal drive towards this outlook and the implications of both (...)
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    Spatial Expansion of Islamic Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin: Current Situation and Prospective Directions.Ruslan V. Dmitriev, Stanislav A. Gorokhov & Ivan A. Zakharov - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (1):47-62.
    The article discusses the expansion of the Islamic extremist groups in the Lake Chad basin countries. The geopolitical zones and states of Nigeria, regions of Niger and Cameroon, macro-regions of Chad were selected as the territorial range. The religious affiliation data has been compiled from the DHS-database. Income levels and literacy rates were evaluated indirectly using body mass index and the degree of age-heaping, respectively. A hierarchical cluster analysis, has allowed us to categorize the territorial-administrative units into four groups by (...)
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    Public Reason and Embodied Community- Intercultural Philosophical Perspective: An African Approach.Marie Pauline Eboh - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (1):63-78.
    Every human person is a cultural being. Each culture has incomplete knowledge of reality, and the sharing of viewpoints makes for mutual enrichment, hence the need for intercultural perspectives. Even in a human being, body and spirit, emotion and reason reciprocally influence on each other. Life is dialogical. Action gives flesh to theory, and the abstract reason is exemplified in real things, which is what embodiment of reason is all about. Principles govern all things and public reason, as a causal (...)
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    Ifá Divination System as an Embodiment of Both the Internalist and Externalist Bases of Justification in African Epistemology.Ovett Nwosimiri - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (1):79-96.
    An essential part of the concept of knowledge is the belief that the basic premises for knowledge must be justified. This means that for a knowledgeclaim to be true, there is a need for its justification. In African epistemology, the justification of beliefs and epistemic claims has mostly been considered from an externalist perspective such that justification appears to be one dimensional. Since epistemic claims can be justified using either the internalist or externalist perspective, this paper aims at showing that (...)
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    COVID -19 Pandemic as an Existential Problem: An African Perspective.Anthony Uzochukwu Ufearoh - 2020 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (1):97-112.
    The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease and the efforts to contain the raging pandemic raise not only health, but also existential concerns. The present work sets out to examine how the pandemic impacts on the African socio-cultural life. The approach is analytical, phenomenological and above all conversational. For the African, the pandemic has two-pronged, positive and negative existential implications. On the one hand, the search for a possible cure and a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease, when interpreted from (...)
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