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Summary African philosophy today is a dynamic and original discipline. Philosophers in the African context address such issues as the methodologies best suited to the study of Africa's indigenous intellectual and cultural heritages, how philosophy can contribute to the understanding and solution of contemporary African social and political concerns, as well as core issues and problems of international academic philosophy.
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  1. Bauman on Moral Blindness.Anthony Chuwkuebuka Ohaekwusi - 2018 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 23 (1):69-94.
    This article analyzes Zygmunt Bauman’s notion of moral blindness against the backdrop of his designation of modern culture as a dynamic process of liquefaction constantly dissolving every paradigm and subject to the flexible and indeterminate power of individual choice. Bauman argued that the social conditions of this radically individualistic liquid modernity result in a kind of moral insensitivity that he calls adiaphorization. Adiaphorization for him places certain human acts outside the “universe of moral obligations.” It defies the entire orthodox theory (...)
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  2. Living Proof.Janet L. Borgerson - 2008 - Clr James Journal 14 (1):269-283.
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  1. African Morality: With or Without God.Stephen Nkansah Morgan - 2018 - All Nations University Journal of Applied Thought 6 (1):160-173.
    Traditional African societies are noted for their religiosity and so one would naturally expect that when it comes to matters of morality they will appeal to some divinities or gods for their moral jurisdiction and interpretation of their moral codes. Yet, according to Wiredu (1992) and Gyekye (1996), this is not true of traditional African societies when it comes to finding the source of their moral codes. For the two, an appeal to religion as a source of African moral values (...)
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  2. On the Historical Evolution of Schools in African Philosophy.Francis Ogunmodede - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy and Culture (JPC) 1 (2):80-106.
  3. From David to Solomon : An African Perspective.B. A. Ntreh - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy and Culture (JPC) 1 (2):62-79.
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  4. Debating the Authentic: An Outsider's View of West African Culture in Ghana.Benjamin B. Olshin - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy and Culture (JPC) 1 (2):1-20.
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  5. The Forest in African Traditional Thought and Practice: An Ecophilosophical Discourse.Mark Omorovie Ikeke - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (2):345-350.
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  6. Nuptiality Patterns in Two West African States.Nelson Onuoha - 1993 - Journal of Biosocial Science 25 (1):39-43.
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  7. Denominational Affiliation and Fertility Behaviour in an African Context: An Examination of Couple Data From Ghana.Stephen Obeng Gyimah, Baffour Takyi & Eric Yeboah Tenkorang - 2008 - Journal of Biosocial Science 40 (3):445-458.
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  8. Resolving the Tension Between Corporate Existence and the Individual's Freedom in African Communal Society: The Yoruba Example.Olatunji A. Oyeshile - 2007 - Ultimate Reality and Meaning 30 (4):278-300.
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  9. Parallel Patterns of the Diviner in Ritual and Detective Fiction: Agatha's African Hercule Poirots.Dooley John A. - 2011 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 10 (30):344-372.
    There are archetypal parallels between the shamanic African, and ‘diviner detectives' like Hercule Poirot, when it comes to tracking down homicidal sorcerers, and witches, on the one hand, and direct Western-style murderers on the other. The Ndembu diviner uses the fall of symbolic figurines or images, and the canny questioning of his clients and suspects to pierce the veil of deceit and reveal the sorcerer or witch. Hercule Poirot uses chance clues, questioning, and his intuition to identify the murderer. Both (...)
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  10. Traditional African Religion, Cosmology and Christianity.Kyriakakis Ioannis - 2012 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 11 (32):132-154.
    In this article I am applying the anthropological term of "cosmology" to the study of Christianity in order to place plural Christian settings under a wider methodological perspective. I am drawing on the findings of my fieldwork in Southwestern Ghana, where I met twelve different Christian denominations and five traditional healers operating in one village. I am sketching a concise image of the local Nzema cosmology and then I am launching an attempt to present its Christian equivalent. Informed by the (...)
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  11. The End of Ubuntu.Bernard Matolino & Wenceslaus Kwindingwi - 2013 - South African Journal of Philosophy 32 (2):197-205.
    Since the advent of democracy in South Africa, there has been a concerted effort at reviving the notion of ubuntu. Variously conceived, it is seen as the authentic African ethical concept, a way of life, an authentic mode of being African, an individual ideal, the appropriate public spirit, a definition of life itself and the preferred manner of conducting public and private business. Thus, among other public displays of the spirit of ubuntu, the government of the day has deliberately chosen (...)
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  12. Bringing African Literature to Germany.Hermann Schulz - 1992 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 3 (2):94-97.
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  13. Social and Psychosexual Problems of African Adolescents.F. A. Sai - 1978 - Journal of Biosocial Science 10 (S5):235-247.
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  14. The Changing Face of African Literature/Les Nouveaux Visages de la Littérature Africaine. Edited by Bernard de Meyer and Neil ten Kortenaar.Thomas A. Hale - 2012 - The European Legacy 17 (6):840-841.
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  15. The Conradian Inheritance in the African Novel.Chairperson Margaret Majumbder & S. A. Arab - 1996 - The European Legacy 1 (1):101-108.
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  16. What is Ubuntu ? Different Interpretations Among South Africans of African Descent.Cbn Gade - 2012 - South African Journal of Philosophy 31 (3):484-503.
    In this article, I describe and systematize the different answers to the question ‘What is ubuntu?’ that I have been able to identify among South Africans of African descent (SAADs). I show that it is possible to distinguish between two clusters of answers. The answers of the first cluster all define ubuntu as a moral quality of a person, while the answers of the second cluster all define ubuntu as a phenomenon (for instance a philosophy, an ethic, African humanism, or, (...)
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  17. The Historical Development of the Written Discourses on Ubuntu 1.Cbn Gade - 2011 - South African Journal of Philosophy 30 (3):303-329.
    In this article, I demonstrate that the term ‘ ubuntu ’ has frequently appeared in writing since at least 1846. I also analyse changes in how ubuntu has been defined in written sources in the period 1846 to 2011. The analysis shows that in written sources published prior to 1950, it appears that ubuntu is always defined as a human quality. At different stages during the second half of the 1900s, some authors began to define ubuntu more broadly: definitions included (...)
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  18. The Postcolonial Heart of African Philosophy.Pedro Alexis Tabensky - 2008 - South African Journal of Philosophy 27 (4):285-295.
    This piece is one of among a handful that seek in the first instance to reveal the origin of African philosophy as an academic discipline, the source of its unity and distinctiveness. The discipline of African philosophy originates in tragedy, out of pain, confusion and rage stemming from colonial destruction; destruction that is responsible for what Fanon calls the ‘negro neurosis' caused by what Biko would describe as the unbearable fusion of colonised and coloniser. I argue that the birth of (...)
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  19. In Defence of an Autocentric Account of Ubuntu.Jason van Niekerk - 2007 - South African Journal of Philosophy 26 (4):364-368.
    This response to Thaddeus Metz's “Toward an African Moral Theory” engages with his discussion of an autocentric, or “self-development” account of ubuntu as a morally normative theory. It is argued that an autocentric ubuntu, sharing certain strategies available to eudaimonist ethics, is both more plausible and more attractive than Metz suggests, particularly in that it engages directly with the immoralist. South African Journal of Philosophy Vol. 26 2007: pp. 364-368.
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  20. Language and Igbo Philosophy.Matthew C. Chukwuelobe - 1995 - Philosophy Today 39 (1):25-30.
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  21. African Philosophy: The Essential Readings.Peter J. King - 1992 - Philosophical Books 33 (2):83-86.
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  22. Philosophy and an African Culture.Jenny Teichman - 1983 - Philosophical Books 24 (1):60-63.
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  23. A Theoretical Foundation for Understanding Law Subjects and Rights in Igbo Philosophy of Law.F. O. C. Njoku - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):255.
    This paper attempts to respond to a call to find an ontological basis for establishing African legal theory. The African world of my choice is the Igbo world of South-east Nigeria. It is a world I want to examine to see how its material and theoretical structures help articulate a philosophy of law in terms of projecting a consistent understanding of law subjects and the foundations of their rights. The article builds on the contributions of F. U. Okafor and his (...)
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  24. Religion and African Identity: A Reflection on Nigerian Situation.Chizaram Onyekwere Oliver Uche & Paul Ikechukwu Ogugua - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):248.
    The thrust of this paper is to take a reflection on Nigerian situation of religion and African identity. This systematic and functional position has become necessary in view of rich and deep insight into social functions of religion in building African cultural identity in a globalized world. This exploratory survey makes use of literary, sociological and historical methods and analyzed through culture centred approach. The result shows that religion has rich social functions and if fully tapped will build a cohesive (...)
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  25. The Philosophical Paradigm of African Identity and Development.Frank Okenna Ndubisi - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):222.
    Identity, is the distinguishing characteristic of a person or being. African identity is “being-with” as opposed to the Western individualism, communalism as oppose to collectivism. African “self” is rooted in the family-hood. The West battered African World view and cultural heritage, with the racialism, slave trade, colonization and other Western ideologies. They considered Africans inferiors and influenced most Africans to see themselves as such. Thus Africans are backward and without integral development and independence, although it was quite certain that pre-colonial (...)
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  26. The Epistemology of Symbols in African Medicine.Innocent Ngangah - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):117.
    This article will discuss the epistemology of symbols employed by African traditional medical practitioners in treating their patients and the essence of such symbols among traditional communities across the continent. Relying on diverse studies by other researchers and my own investigation conducted among the Igbo of south-eastern Nigeria, this paper will explore relevant aspects of African traditional medicine as they relate to symbols employed by the practitioners in their effort to offer health care and general wellbeing to their clients.
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  27. Philosophy in Indigenous Igbo Proverbs: Cross-Cultural Media for Education in the Era of Globalization.Okorie Onwuchekwa - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):218.
    It is common knowledge among people of Igbo descent that indigenous Igbo proverbs play vital roles in speech, communication and exchange of knowledge and ideas among them. However, what may be uncommon knowledge is the fact that philosophy is the basic ingredient that savours Igbo proverbs with the taste for fertilizing ideas across cultural divides. With philosophy inherent in them, indigenous Igbo proverbs readily present itself as a cross-cultural media for educating people of African and non-African descents on the events, (...)
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  28. Enhancing African Development Through Freedom: An Assessment of Dukor's Philosophical Basis of African Freedom.Chuka A. Okoye - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):155.
    The African continent has long suffered serious developmental relapse in a continually developing world. Lots of thinkers indeed term most of these African states“failed states”. One sees that that while many other nations of the world develop and as such interact conveniently in this global village, most African nations come merely as beggars in the global village having nothing to offer but begging for an opportunity for consumption. These nations therefore remain stagnated and continually retrogressive in all aspects of human (...)
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  29. Atheism and Humanism in a Globalized World: The Igbo Experience.Chizaram Onyekwere & Oliver Uche - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):93.
    Obnoxious labels are derogatory terms which speak extensively on the ignorant dispositions of scholars who either rush into faulty conclusions, or have prior decisions to promote class distinction through the uncomplimentary colours they paint of what others hold as divine, spiritual, and transcendental. For such derogatory terms to gain wide audience in a globalized age explain the frame of mind of discordant voices which have been based on arm-chair scholarship. The thrust of this article therefore, is to use Igbo experience (...)
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  30. The Place of Symbols in African Philosophy.Bonachristus Umeogu - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):113.
    Communication cannot do without symbols. There always comes a time when one runs out of words and symbols step in where words have failed. Civilization has changed many aspects of people’s culture, beliefs and actions. In African philosophy and within the African culture, this paper tries to mirror the place of symbols within African philosophy.
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  31. Dukor's African Unfreedom and Moral Responsibility.John Ezenwankwor - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):213.
    It is axiomatic for most African scholars that the colonizers are responsible for the present problems facing the African continent. This is given much credence by Maduabuchi Dukor citing a barrage of issues which in summary pointed to the fact that the legacy of the colonizers to the African continent was ill willed to create chaos and therefore to make the African perpetually dependent on the colonizers. This paper accepts this fact but insists that the African as a human being (...)
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  32. The Adaptation of Universities to the African Situation: Review Article. [REVIEW]Audrey I. Richards - 1965 - Minerva 3 (3):336-342.
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  33. African Studies in an African University.Saburi Biobaku - 1963 - Minerva 1 (3):285-301.
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  34. Staffing African Universities.A. M. Carr-Saunders - 1963 - Minerva 1 (3):302-318.
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  35. Emerging Issues in African Philosophy.Olusegun Oladipo - 1998 - International Philosophical Quarterly 38 (1):67-75.
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  36. Sagacity and African Philosophy.Antony S. Oseghare - 1992 - International Philosophical Quarterly 32 (1):95-104.
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  37. African Philosophy. [REVIEW]Thomas Riggins - 1984 - International Philosophical Quarterly 24 (3):339-341.
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  38. Sagacity in African Philosophy.H. Odera Oruka - 1983 - International Philosophical Quarterly 23 (4):383-393.
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  39. African Philosophy.Innocent Onyewuenyi - 1983 - International Philosophical Quarterly 23 (2):209-211.
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  40. Toward an African Conception of Time.John Murungi - 1980 - International Philosophical Quarterly 20 (4):407-416.
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  41. African Philosophy.H. Odera Oruka - 1979 - International Philosophical Quarterly 19 (3):363-366.
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  42. African Socialism.Mostafa Rejai - 1970 - International Philosophical Quarterly 10 (3):458-467.
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  43. A Short History of African Philosophy.Jennifer L. Welsh - 2004 - International Studies in Philosophy 36 (4):118-119.
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  44. The Special Political Responsibilities of African Philosophers.Samuel Oluoch Imbo - 1997 - International Studies in Philosophy 29 (1):55-67.
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  45. Zum Wandel von Nietzsches Seinsverständnis: African Spir und Gustav Teichmüller.Karl-Heinz Dickopp - 1970 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 24 (1):50 - 71.
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  46. An African Voice.Olufemi Taiwo - 1994 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 67 (6):78 - 80.
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  47. The Principle of Affirmation: An Ontological and Epistemological Ground of Interculturality.S. Djunatan - unknown
    I would like to begin my thesis with a general overview of a book on African sage philosophy (1990) written by the prominent African philosopher Henry Odera Oruka (1944-1995), My reading of this book on philosophic sagacity needs to be equipped by two underlying backgrounds of philosophic sagacity. The first background is a perspective of the intercultural philosophy. The second one explains of philosophic sagacity in the African setting.
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  48. Studies on the African Senatorial Nobility During Later Antiquity.Helga Botermann - 1975 - Philosophy and History 8 (1):119-120.
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