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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. Living Proof.Janet L. Borgerson - 2008 - Clr James Journal 14 (1):269-283.
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  2. The Difficult Archangel.Rowan Ricardo Phillips - 1999 - Clr James Journal 7 (1):14-19.
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  1. A Young Man Can Have the Embroidered Gown of an Elder, but He Can't Have the Rags of an Elder Conversations on Yoruba Culture.Rowland Abiodun & Ulli Beier - 1991 - Iwalewa.
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  2. African Philosophy and the Challenge of Innovative Thinking.A. Agada - 2013 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 5 (1):41-67.
    This paper argues that the continued emphasis on ethno-philosophy and the relative absence of intellectual passion and curiosity are the greatest challenges facing African philosophy. The paper rejects the racist lamentation of scholars such as Olufemi Taiwo who blame the West for Africa’s absence from the stage of world philosophy. It highlights the link between L.S. Senghor’s doctrine of negritude, the philosophy of Innocent Asouzu, and the emerging synthesis of consolationism to underline the fact that African philosophy has made some (...)
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  3. The Book of Dawn & Invocations the Search for Philosophic Truth by an African Initiate.Ogonna Agu - 1997
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  4. The Unique Case of African Democracy.Claude Ake - 1993 - International Affairs 69 (2).
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  5. The African Philosophical Concept of Time and its Metaphysical and Epistemological Ramifications.Samuel Audu Alfa - 1988 - Dissertation, Drew University
    The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that the African philosophical concept of time is phenomenological . This approach is different from some scholars' which led to the denial of Africans any capability of reflecting on their experiences. This denial is mainly due to a comparative study of different cultural thought systems which must meet the definition of Western philosophy . It is this blatant prejudice that my project disputed by presenting and describing authentic African system of thought from (...)
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  6. The Tribulations of an African Humanist.Norm Allen Jr - 2010 - Free Inquiry 30:17-17.
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  7. African Americans for Humanism in Africa.Norm Allen Jr - 2007 - Free Inquiry 27:38-40.
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  8. An Akan Perspective on Human Rights in the Context of African Development.Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua - unknown
    The present dissertation is a multi-disciplinary project that examines the relationship between human rights and development in Africa, with specific focus on Ghana. The proposition, which is expressed in a theory of community emancipation, is that human rights hold the key to the attainment of sustainable holistic development. The theory of community emancipation represents the Akan notion of rights which speak to the lived experiences of Akan peoples. It is offered as a contribution to the evolution of distinct African notions (...)
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  9. In My Father's House Africa in the Philosophy of Culture.Anthony Appiah - 1992
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  10. African Material Culture.Mary Jo Arnoldi, Christraud M. Geary & Kris L. Hardin - 1996
  11. The Afrocentric Idea.Molefi K. Asante - 1987
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  12. Ibuanyidanda , Communalism and Theory Formulation in African Philosophy.Innocent Asouzu - 2011 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 3 (2):9-34.
    This paper avers that most attempts at formulating viable theories in African philosophy are saddled with intrusions of ethnophilosophic and ethnocentric types: The author identifies this as the phenomenon of “unintended ethnocentric commitment”. He uses communalism, a socio-political theory in African philosophy, to illustrate his point. He further argues that overreliance on the method of synthetic deduction - as is widely practised in African philosophy - can impact adversely on the universal outreach of theories and limit our knowledge of the (...)
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  13. An Essay Concerning the Foundational Myth of Ethnophilosophy.Aribiah David Attoe - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (1):100-108.
    Ethnophilosophy, although glorified by some African philosophers, remains a problem in our undertakings in African philosophy. In its infancy, the problem revolved around the call for a total decolonization of African thought and philosophy, which eventually led to the proliferation of a vast array of mostly descriptive literature about the cultural views and practices of the African, sold to us as not only philosophy but genuine African philosophy. In more recent times, due to the growing development of African philosophy, this (...)
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  14. Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Culture. Claudia Zaslavsky.Charlotte H. Aull - 1975 - Isis 66 (1):114-115.
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  15. Odera Oruka’s Philosophic Sagacity: Problems and Challenges of Conversation Method in African Philosophy.G. Azenabor - 2009 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 1 (1):69-86.
    This paper examines the implications and challenges of Odera Oruka’s conversation approach to the study of contemporary African philosophy as enunciated in his “Philosophic sagacity”. In Oruka’s method, African philosophy is conceived as a joint venture and product of both the ancient and modern Africanphilosophers. Consequently, it utilizes interview, discussion and dialogue.
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  16. Xi. On Some South African Rivers.J. E. Balfour - 1881 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 3 (2):30-34.
  17. The Consequentialist Foundations of Traditional Yoruba Ethics: An Exposition.B. J. Balogun - 2013 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 5 (2):103-121.
    Several treatises have been written on the foundations of African moral systems. A significant number of them favours the claim that these systems are founded on religion, with the latter providing a justification for the former. Others have taken a contrary position, denying the supposed necessary causal connection between religion and African moral systems. This paper neither seeks to support nor rebut any of the foundations proposed, but rather to argue for the thesis that from whichever perspective it is viewed (...)
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  18. To Eskhaton le Triangle de la Mort.Pierre Isso-Amien Bamony - 2000
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  19. I Could Speak Until Tomorrow Oriki, Women, and the Past in a Yoruba Town.Karin Barber - 1991
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  20. The Impact of African Studies on the Disciplines.Robert Bates, V. Y. Mudimbe & Jean O'Barr (eds.) - 2003 - University of Chicago.
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  21. Metaphysics, Religion, and Yoruba Traditional Thought.in Non-Human Agencies Belief & in an African Powers - 2002 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Oxford University Press.
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  22. Narrative in African Philosophy: Richard H. Bell.Richard H. Bell - 1989 - Philosophy 64 (249):363-379.
    P. O. Bodunrin, in his 1981 essay, asks: ‘Is there an African Philosophy, and if there is, what is it?’ This question has occupied centre stage among younger African intellectuals for about a decade now. The most articulate among these intellectuals, who are themselves philosophers, are Bodunrin , Kwasi Wiredu , H. Odera Oruka , Marcien Towa and Eboussi Boulaga , and Paulin Hountondji . These philosophers among others are in dialogue with one another and currently are seen to be (...)
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  23. The Rule of Law and Governance in Indigenous Yoruba Society: A Study in African Philosophy of Law.John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji - 2016 - Lexington Books.
    This book explores aspects of indigenous Yoruba philosophy of law and relates this philosophy to the Yoruba indigenous traditions of governance. It is written with an appreciation of the relevance of the Yoruba traditions of law and governance to contemporary African experiments with imported Western democracy in the twenty-first century.
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  24. Palabre.J. -G. Bidima & B. McGeoch - 1998 - Diogenes 46 (184):141-144.
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  25. Some African Cultural Concepts.Steve Biko - 1998 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. J. P. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Routledge.
  26. Urbanism and Its Expression in the African City.J. Binet & S. Contini - 1976 - Diogenes 24 (93):81-104.
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  27. African Studies in an African University.Saburi Biobaku - 1963 - Minerva 1 (3):285-301.
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  28. Bj Van der Walt, When African and Western Cultures Meet: From Confrontation to Appreciation.S. Bishop - 2008 - Philosophia Reformata 73 (2):212.
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  29. L'être Comme Génération Essai Critique d'Une Ontologie d'Inspiration Africaine.Ndebi Biya - 1995
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  30. On the Distinction Between Modern and Traditional African Aesthetics.Gene Blocker - 1998 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. J. P. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Routledge.
  31. Philosophy in Africa, Trends and Perspectives Selected Papers From an International Conference on African Philosophy Held at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 15-19 February 1981, with Assistance From Unesco ; Edited by P.O. Bodunrin. --. [REVIEW]P. O. Bodunrin - 1985
  32. African Political Philosophy, 1860 -1995 : An Inquiry Into Families of Discourse. Boele van Hensbroek, P. - unknown
    This is a book of interpretation, not of fact. It studies the major discourses in African political thought throughout the last one and a half centuries, rendering new interpretations of a number of important theorists. Subsequently, this book analyzes paradigmatic models of thought that recur in pre-colonial, colonial, as well as post-colonial political discourses. This in depth analysis allows for a critical inventory of African political thought at the close of the twentieth century.
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  33. Academics and Knowledge 56–57 Acupuncture 179 African-American Religions 73–106 African Artists 170–171, 173 Afro-Cuban Santería 73–106. [REVIEW]Laymi Bolivians - 1995 - In Richard Fardon (ed.), Counterworks: Managing the Diversity of Knowledge. Routledge. pp. 137--234.
  34. Academics and Knowledge 53–54 Acupuncture 165 African-American Religions 69–99 African Artists 157–158, 160 Afro-Cuban Santería 69–99. [REVIEW]Laymi Bolivians - 1995 - In Richard Fardon (ed.), Counterworks: Managing the Diversity of Knowledge. Routledge. pp. 12--25.
  35. Contributions to the African Flora.Harry Bolus - 1905 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 16 (1):135-152.
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  36. To Stay or to Leave: The Moral Dilemma of Divestment of South African Assets. [REVIEW]Kenneth M. Bond - 1988 - Journal of Business Ethics 7 (1-2):9 - 18.
    The question of U.S. divestment of South African assets can be segmented into two major issues: (1) corporate behavior in a general sense and (2) nature of the product produced. The first issue has four sub-issues: (1) Is apartheid immoral? (2) Do corporations have any social responsibility? (3) Do the rights of South African blacks concerning the issue of apartheid outweigh those of the corporations to do business freely? (4) Are the benefits to blacks greater with divestment than without? The (...)
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  37. African Witchcraft and Otherness.Elias Kifon Bongmba - 1995 - Dissertation, The Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver
    In this study I argue that African theological reflection has not addressed witchcraft adequately. Theologians interested in the ongoing discussion on African witchcraft in general, and Wimbum tfu, need to approach the problematics of tfu from a philosophical perspective in order to understand Wimbum misgivings about certain aspects of tfu. ;The study begins with the background and world view of the Wimbum people of the Cameroon Grassfields. This approach emphasizes Wimbum understandings of tfu by analyzing three broad categories of meaning-making (...)
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  38. Studies on the African Senatorial Nobility During Later Antiquity.Helga Botermann - 1975 - Philosophy and History 8 (1):119-120.
  39. African Individualism and Development.L. Brewster - 1988 - In J. M. Nyasani (ed.), Philosophical Focus on Culture and Traditional Thought Systems in Development. Konrad Adenauer Foundation. pp. 57.
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  40. On a New South African Triassic Rhynchocephalian.R. Broom - 1905 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 16 (1):379-380.
  41. On the South African Dinosaur.R. Broom - 1905 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 16 (1):201-206.
  42. Understanding and Ontology in Traditional African Thought.Lee Brown - 2006 - In M. Brown Lee (ed.), African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives.
    This essay discusses how ontological commitments within modern Western culture are no less problematic than those within traditional African cultures. Each posits unobservable entities to explain the experiential world, and neither has ready access to those posits held as grounding or as otherwise determining what is experienced. It looks at the conceptions of persons in Western and African traditions and suggests that each tradition can learn from the other.
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  43. Disease in African History.L. J. Bruce-Chwatt - 1980 - Journal of Biosocial Science 12 (1):115.
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  44. Mental Development of the South African Native.Alfred T. Bryant - 1917 - The Eugenics Review 9 (1):42.
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  45. Ecology and Ethical Responsibility From an African Perspective.B. Bujo - 2009 - In Munyaradzi Felix Murove (ed.), African Ethics: An Anthology of Comparative and Applied Ethics. University of Kwazulu-Natal Press. pp. 281--297.
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  46. Is There a Specific African Ethic? Towards a Discussion with Western Thought.Benezet Bujo - 2009 - In Munyaradzi Felix Murove (ed.), African Ethics: An Anthology of Comparative and Applied Ethics. University of Kwazulu-Natal Press. pp. 113--128.
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  47. Differentiations in African Ethics.Bénézet Bujo - 2005 - In William Schweiker (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics. Blackwell. pp. 423--37.
  48. African Literature in the Age of Criticism.R. Caillois - 1972 - Diogenes 20 (80):1-5.
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