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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. Globalizing the Savage: From Stadial Theory to a Theory of Luxury in Late-18th-Century Swedish Discussions of Africa.Hanna Hodacs & Mathias Persson - 2019 - History of the Human Sciences 32 (4):100-114.
    This article examines the effects of globalization on changing notions of the ‘savage’. We compare discussions taking place in different contexts in the late 18th century concerning two Swedish scholars and travellers to Africa: Anders Sparrman, a naturalist and Linnaean disciple, and Carl Bernhard Wadström, an engineer and economist. Both moved in Swedish Swedenborgian circles, and both became involved in the British abolitionist movement. Nevertheless, their images of African ‘Others’ diverged in crucial respects, reflecting differences in their ideological outlooks, institutional (...)
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  2. The Thematic Contradiction in Thomas Aquinas’ Conception of the State: An African Perspective.O. R. Adésuyì - 2013 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 2 (2):483-516.
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  3. Living Proof.Janet L. Borgerson - 2008 - Clr James Journal 14 (1):269-283.
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African Philosophy: Topics
  1. Ley y gnosis. Una historia intelectual de la tariqa Tiyaniyya.Antonio de Diego González - 2020 - Granada: Editorial Universidad de Granada.
    La Tijāniyya es la ṭarīqa sufí más influyente en África Subsahariana, con casi cien millones de seguidores, y una de las principales del mundo. En estos dos últimos siglos se ha convertido en uno de los movimientos sociales y espirituales islámicos más importantes a nivel mundial. Su presencia desde el Magreb y el Sahel hasta Indonesia o Estados Unidos así lo atestigua. Su conjunción entre un conocimiento gnóstico (ḥaqīqa), otorgado según la tradición por el mismísimo Profeta Muḥammad a Ahmad Tijāni, (...)
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  2. Culture in Retrospect: Festschrift in Honor of E. D. Prinsloo.A. P. J. Roux & P. H. Coetzee (eds.) - 2001 - Unisa Press.
    In the past, African philosophy did not really form part of the philosophical scene in South Africa. It had no place on the programmes of the South African Philosophical Society and no articles on it were published in the South African Journal of Philosophy. However, it became clear to Prof. Prinsloo and the members of his Department of Philosophy at the University of South Africa that this situation was untenable. The department accepted the task as a departmental research project of (...)
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  3. Report of the Proceedings of the South African Philosophical Society.L. Péringuey - 1890 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 8 (1):lxxii-lxxiii.
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  4. Report on the Proceedings of the South African Philosophical Society.W. H. Finlay - 1881 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 3 (1):lxviii-lxix.
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  5. Report on the Proceedings of the South African Philosophical Society.R. Trimen - 1879 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 2 (1):xx-xxii.
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  6. Report of the Proceedings of the South African Philosophical Society.David Gill - 1889 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 6 (1):xv-xvi.
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  7. Xx.—First Contribution to the South-African Coleopterous Fauna.L. Péringuey - 1881 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 3 (2):74-149.
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  8. The Memoirs of the South African Philosophical Society.C. Lloyd Morgan - 1881 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 3 (2):1-4.
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  9. From David to Solomon : An African Perspective.B. A. Ntreh - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy and Culture 1 (2):62-79.
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  10. 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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  11. Palabre.Jean-Godefroy Bidima & Beatrice McGeoch - 1998 - Diogenes 46 (184):141-144.
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African Philosophy: Aesthetics
  1. Semiotic Elements in Yoruba Art and Ritual.J. R. O. Ojo - 1979 - Semiotica 28 (3-4):333-348.
    Various Yoruba ritual elements--verbal utterances, songs, dance movements, drums and drum rhythms--are extracted from ceremonies connected with their usage as a semiological system.
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  2. The Symbolism and Significance of Epa-Type Masquerade Headpieces.J. R. O. Ojo - 1978 - Man: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13 (3):455-470.
    Illustrations and analysis of a specific type of masquerade in the Yoruba culture of Nigeria.
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  3. Ogboni Drums.J. R. O. Ojo - 1973 - African Arts 6 (3):50-52, 84.
    Illustrations and commentaries on the use and significance of drums associated with a specific society in Yoruba culture.
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  4. Examples of Yoruba Art From the University of Ife Institute of African Studies Museum.J. R. O. Ojo - 1967 - Odu: A Journal of West African Studies 4 (1):28-29.
    Illustrations and commentaries on Yoruba art objects recently acquired by the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ife, Nigeria.
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  5. Beauty and Culture: Perspectives in Black Aesthetics: An Introduction to African and African Diaspora Philosophy of Art.John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji - 2003 - Spectrum Books.
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  6. Metropolitan Fetish : African Sculpture and the Imperial French Invention of Primitive Art.John Warne Monroe (ed.) - 2019 - New York: Ithaca, Cornell University Press.
    A history of the French reception of African art, especially wooden masks and figures, in the first four decades of the twentieth century, and how that reception led to the creation of the broader aesthetic category Westerners now know as "primitive art.
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  7. Beauty in African Thought – Critique of the Western Idea of Development.Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Muller & Angela Roothaan (eds.) - forthcoming - Lanham, MD 20706, Verenigde Staten: Rowman & Littlefield.
  8. I’M Too Real For Yah: Krumpin’ as a Culturalogical Exploration of Black Aesthetic Submergence.Tommy J. Curry - 2009 - Radical Philosophy Review 12 (1-2):61-77.
    I am interested in looking at Krumpin’ through what I am calling the “politics of submergence.” If my world is chaotic, if my Blackness is my murderer, can I be expected to create beauty? Can my art be transformative? My paper argues that Krumpin’ is in fact transformative, not to the extent that it perpetuates hope, but maintains its social pessimism. In accepting both the conditions that have sustained the racial marginalization of African descended people, and the impotence of this (...)
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  9. Chinua Achebe and the Question of Modern African Tragedy.Neil ten Kortenaar - 2006 - Philosophia Africana 9 (2):83-100.
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  10. "Self-Writing" As History: Reconsidering Soyinka's Representation of the Past.Jane Bryce - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):37-60.
  11. Oguntoyinbo: Wole Soyinka and Igilango Geesi.Biodun Jeyifo - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):21-36.
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  12. The Achievement of Wole Soyinka.F. Abiola Irele - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):5-19.
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  13. Special Issue on Wole Soyinka.Esiaba Irobi - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):1-4.
  14. Good and Beautiful: A Moral-Aesthetic View of Personhood in African Communal Traditions.Polycarp Ikuenobe - 2016 - Essays in Philosophy 17 (1):125-163.
    I articulate an African view of personhood that combines beauty and goodness–aesthetic and moral features. I discuss the idea of communalism, which provides the social and moral values and belief system that give meaning to this view of personhood. I use ideas from some African ethnic traditions, or some people’s account of these traditions, as examples to illustrate this view. The similarities in these examples from different ethnic traditions indicate that it is reasonable to characterize this view as a common (...)
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  15. The Southern African San and Their Rock Art.J. D. Lewis-Williams - 2005 - Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 60 (2):139-146.
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  16. The Anatomy of Power: European Constructions of the African Body. Alexander Butchart.William M. King - 1999 - Isis 90 (2):408-409.
  17. Selective Affinities: Connoisseurship, Culture, and Aesthetic Choice in a Contemporary African Community.Harry R. Silver - 1983 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 11 (1-2):87-126.
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  18. The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful: Discourse About Values in Yoruba Culture.Barry Hallen - 2000 - Indiana University Press.
    The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful Discourse about Values in Yoruba Culture Barry Hallen Reveals everyday language as the key to understanding morals and ethics in Yoruba culture. "This contrasts with any suggestion that in Yoruba or, more generally, African society, moral thinking manifests nothing much more than a supine acquiescence in long established communal values.... Hallen renders a great service to African philosophy." —Kwasi Wiredu In Yoruba culture, morality and moral values are intimately linked to aesthetics. The purest (...)
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  19. Makaveli's Offspring: A Kendrick Lamar Primer.Joseph Osel - forthcoming - de Musica 44 (13).
  20. Dancing Histories: Heuristic Ethnography with the Ohafia Igbo.John Christensen McCall - 2000 - University of Michigan Press.
    Outlines a method for incorporating indigenous knowledge into anthropological work as a source of theoretical alternatives.
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  21. Yoruba: Art and Aesthetics.Rowland Abiodun & Henry John Drewal - 1991
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  22. Magical Realism in West African Fiction: Seeing with a Third Eye.Brenda Cooper - 1998 - Psychology Press.
    This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana. Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to: * a range of global expressions of magical realism, from the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to that of Salman Rushdie * wider contemporary trends in (...)
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  23. Criticism, Theory and Ideology in African Literature.Olu Obafemi - 2003
  24. A Comparative Analysis Concerning Beauty and Ugliness in Sub-Saharan Africa.Wilfried Van Damme - 1987 - Rijksuniversiteit.
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  25. Toward Defining the African Aesthetic.Lemuel A. Johnson & African Literature Association - 1982
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  26. Es'kia: Education, African Humanism & Culture, Social Consciousness, Literary Appreciation.Es'kia Mphahlele, Ezekiel Mphahlele & James Ogude - 2002
    "The essays and public addresses of scholar, teacher, philosopher, and activist Es'kia Mphahlele are presented in this collection spanning 40 years of recent African history. The intellectual and distinctly South African perspective exhibited in these writings is enriched by humor and autobiographical anecdotes. Subjects addressed include African literature and literary criticism, education in a democratic South Africa, relations between Africans and African Americans, negritude, African identity, and African humanism. A critical introduction, full biography, bibliography, and brief synopsis of each essay (...)
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  27. African Rhythm and African Sensibility Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms.John Miller Chernoff - 1979
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  28. African Drama and the Yorùbá World-View.Benedict M. Ibitokun & Benedict M. Ìbítókun - 1995
  29. Art for Life's Sake Life for Art's Sake.Babatunde Lawal - 1987 - Obafemi Awolowo University Press.
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  30. African Material Culture.Mary Jo Arnoldi, Christraud M. Geary & Kris L. Hardin - 1996 - African Systems of Thought.
    "This volume has much to recommend it -- providing fascinating and stimulating insights into many arenas of material culture, many of which still remain only superficially explored in the archaeological literature." -- Archaeological Review "... a vivid introduction to the topic.... A glimpse into the unique and changing identities in an ever-changing world." -- Come-All-Ye Fourteen interdisciplinary essays open new perspectives for understanding African societies and cultures through the contextualized study of objects, treating everything from the production of material objects (...)
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  31. I Could Speak Until Tomorrow: Oriki, Women and the Past in a Yoruba Town.Karin Barber - 1991 - International African Library.
    In Yoruba culture oriki, or oral praise poetry, is a major part of both traditional performance and daily life, and as such reflects social change and structure both past and present. Karin Barber studies the orikipoetry of Okuku, a small town in the Oyo state of Nigeria. She shows how women, the main performers of the oriki, interpret the poems and examines the links it gives them between living and dead, human and spiritual, and present and past.
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  32. Orpheus in Africa: Fragmentation and Renewal in the Work of Four African Writers.Jane Wilkinson - 1990 - Bulzoni.
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  33. Crisis of Representation in Wole Soyinka's Season of Anomy.Aisha Karim - 2009 - Mediations 24 (2).
    Perhaps one of the more consistent elements of Wole Soyinka’s work has been a commitment to an individual will that refuses collective mobilization. Aisha Karim argues that Soyinka’s novel Season of Anomy marks a departure from any commitment as such that opens the text to new political possibilities. But while Season of Anomy presents us with an alternative to the politics and poetics that underlie Soyinka’s dramatic output, Karim maintains that it does so only insofar as it imagines itself as (...)
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  34. Divinity, Creativity and Humanity in Yoruba Aesthetics.Babatunde Laval - 2005 - Literature & Aesthetics 15 (1):161-174.
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  35. Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens.Wendy Grossman - 2011 - International Arts and Artists.
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  36. Power and Influence: Self-Development Lessons From African Proverbs and Folktales.Chiku Malunga - 2012 - Upa.
    This book demonstrates how the indigenous wisdom contained in African proverbs and folktales can be used to enhance modern life. The timeless wisdom enriches the understanding of self-development and positive influence, contributing towards the much-needed, cross-cultural dialogue among individuals, organizations, and societies in this increasingly diversified world.
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