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  1. added 2020-03-11
    The Semiotic of Greetings in Yoruba Culture.Benson O. Igboin - 2012 - Cultura 9 (2):123-142.
    In most societies, greetings are the expression of emotions such as friendliness or rejection, and form the basis of social and moral order. The symbolic dimension of greetings is frequently entwined in the cultural and metaphysical reality of a community. In African societies this ethical and religious dimension carries its own peculiarities. It is interesting to see how much of the content-meaning of greetings depends on cultural traditions. This paper presents an analysis of greetings in the Yoruba culture in Nigeria.
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    Old Wives' Tales and Philosophical Delusions: On 'the Problem of Women and African Philosophy'.Louise du Toit - 2008 - South African Journal of Philosophy 27 (4):413-428.
    This article represents a response to ‘the problem of women and African philosophy', which refers mainly to the absence of strong women's and feminist voices within the discipline of African philosophy. I investigate the possibility that African women are not so much excluded from the institutionalized discipline of philosophy, as preferring fiction as a genre for intellectual expression. This hypothesis can be supported by some feminists who read the absolute prioritisation of abstraction and generalization over the concrete and the particular (...)
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    Understanding African.By Cletus Umezinwa - 2008 - In Benjamin Ike Ewelu (ed.), African Problems in the Light of Philosophy. Fourth Dimension Publishing Co..
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    Natural and Supernatural: Intersections Between the Spiritual and Natural Worlds in African Witchcraft and Healing with Reference to Southern Africa.T. S. Petrus & D. L. Bogopa - 2007 - Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 7 (1):1-10.
    For generations, African beliefs and practices regarding witchcraft and traditional healing have been located at the intersection between the natural world and the supernatural world. Despite the impact of both colonialism and, in the contemporary context, modernization, the complex interplay between these worlds has not been reduced. The interaction between nature and religion, as a facet of culture, has long been a subject of inquiry in anthropology, and nowhere is this more evident than in the study of African witchcraft and (...)
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    Cultural Diversity and Globalisation: An Intercultural Hermeneutical (African) Perspective.Chibueze C. Udeani - 2007 - International Review of Information Ethics 7:09.
    In our today‘s global age one of the central challenges facing Africa is that of coming to terms positively with her cultural diversity. Furthermore Africa is confronted with the challenge of global cultural diversity that has been characteristic of our global age. One of the questions raised here is how can the intrinsic African cultural diversity be made comprehensible not only to non-Africans but also to Africans themselves? Talking of under-standing makes the issue a hermeneutical one. Hence the following questions, (...)
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    Western Colonialism and African Identity Crisies: The Role of African Philosophy.I. Oraegbunam - 2006 - In Ike Odimegwu (ed.), Philosophy and Africa. Department of Philosophy. pp. 228.
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    Silencing and Sharing Southern African Indigenous and Embedded Knowledge.Sven Ouzman - 2005 - In Claire Smith & Hans Martin Wobst (eds.), Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonizing Theory and Practice. Routledge.
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    African Indigenous Knowledge: Claiming, Writing, Storing, and Sharing the Discourse.N. N. Wane - 2005 - Journal of Thought 40 (2).
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    African Heritage and Contemporary Life.an Experience Of Epistemological - 2002 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Oxford University Press.
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    The Anatomy of Power: European Constructions of the African Body. Alexander Butchart.William M. King - 1999 - Isis 90 (2):408-409.
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    Ritual, Conflict, and Meaning in an African Society.Richard G. Dillon - 1977 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 5 (2):151-173.
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    South-South Dialogue: In Search of Humanity.Bryan Mukandi - 2017 - Australian Journal of Indigenous Education 47 (1):73-81.
    This paper is a meditation on the idea of South-South dialogue, beginning with the South-South Dialogues: Situated Perspectives in Decolonial Epistemologies symposium held at the University of Queensland in 2015. I interrogate the concept of South-South dialogue, apposing it to the Cartesian ‘I think’, and then question the plausibility of the concept. On the basis of a Gadamerian conception of understanding, I suggest that what passes for South-South dialogue is in fact more likely to be North-South or even North-North dialogue. (...)
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    The Problem of Personality and its Implications for African Philosophy.E. U. Ezedike - 2007 - Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 7 (2).
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    The Star Lore of the South African Natives.W. Hammond Tooke - 1886 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 5 (2):304-312.
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    I Could Speak Until Tomorrow Oriki, Women, and the Past in a Yoruba Town.Karin Barber - 1991
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    Universals of Human Thought Some African Evidence /Edited by Barbara Lloyd, John Gay. --. --.Barbara B. Lloyd, John Gay & African Studies Centre - 1981 - Cambridge University Press, 1981.
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    African Biocomnuinitarianism and Australian Dreamtime.J. Baird Callicott - forthcoming - Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence.
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    On the Myth Called 'African Bioethics': Further Reflections on Segun Gbadegesin's Account.Fayemi Ademola Kazeem & Akintunde Folake Adeogun - 2012 - Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 3 (3):4-11.
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    The Concept as Object, Mode, and Catalyst in African Philosophy.Bruce B. Janz - 2011 - In Gerard Walmsley (ed.), African Philosophy and the Future of Africa. Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. pp. 171.
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    ‘Philosophy and Tradition in Africa’: Critical Reflections on the Power and Vestiges of Colonial Nomenclature.Pascah Mungwini - 2011 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 3 (1):1-19.
    The colonial narrative in Africa is replete with instances and processes of naming that were used not only to construct social realities and produce power and privilege, but also to inscribe, reify or denigrate African cultures. This work examines how the discourse of naming, specifically terms selected, stipulatively defined and applied by Western colonialists and early Western anthropologists, continue to sustain ambivalent attitudes towards the African heritage. It analyses the way in which the popular term and prefix ‘traditional’ is used (...)
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    Knowledge Cultures: Comparative Western and African Epistemology.Bert Hamminga - 2005 - Rodopi.
    This volume compares the western ideas of knowledge with the African. It aims at creating a mirror through which the western knowledge culture can look at itself through an unusual and interesting angle. The culture of Sub-Saharan Africa is the substance from which we, in this book, have tried to construe an epistemological mirror.
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    Understanding Yoruba Life and Culture.Nike Lawal, Matthew N. O. Sadiku & Ade Dopamu - 2004
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    Es'kia Education, African Humanism & Culture, Social Consciousness, Literary Appreciation.Ezekiel Mphahlele - 2002
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    Conceptual Decolonization as an Imperative in Contemporary African Philosophy : Some Personal Reflections.Kwasi Wiredu - 2002 - Rue Descartes 36 (2):53.
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    African Philosophy and Postmodern Rationality.Philip Higgs - 2001 - South African Journal of Philosophy 20 (2):215-226.
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    La Tradition Primordiale, Ou, la Sagesse Éternelle.Médard Lwamba - 1999 - Editions Elimac.
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    Temps Et Développement Dans la Pensée de l'Afrique Subsaharienne / Time and Development in the Thought of Subsaharan Africa.Souleymane Bachir Diagne & Heinz Kimmerle (eds.) - 1998 - Brill | Rodopi.
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    African Conceptions of Personhood and Intellectual Identities.Didier N. Kaphagawani - 1998 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. J. P. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Routledge.
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    The Concept of Cause in African Thought.Godwin S. Sogolo - 1998 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. J. P. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Routledge.
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    Yoruba Gurus Indigenous Production of Knowledge in Africa.Toyin Falola - 1998
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    African Philosophy of History in the Contemporary Era: Its Antecedents and Methodological Implications for the African Contribution to World History.Greg E. Kimathi Carr - 1998 - Dissertation, Temple University
    This study presents an examination of the relationship between the construction of historical narratives and the construction of individual and social identity in the work of select African historical thinkers from antiquity to the modern era. It is concerned more specifically with describing how some Africans in the modern era have used concepts of the continental and Maafan African past--particularly concepts of classical Africa--to inform their cultural and political sensibilities. ;This is not a study of the writing of history proper; (...)
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    African Epistemology.Didier N. Kaphagawani & Jeanette G. Malherbe - 1998 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. J. P. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Routledge. pp. 205.
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    Africa, the Question of Identity a Philosophical Reflection on Africa.Izu Marcel Onyeocha - 1997
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    The Book of Dawn & Invocations the Search for Philosophic Truth by an African Initiate.Ogonna Agu - 1997
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    The Other in African Experience.L. J. Teffo - 1996 - South African Journal of Philosophy 15 (3):101-104.
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    Time in African Thought.Kwasi Wiredu - 1996 - In Douwe Tiemersma & Henk Oosterling (eds.), Time and Temporality in Intercultural Perspective. Rodopi. pp. 127--136.
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    Mdw Ntr, Divine Speech a Historiographical Reflection of African Deep Thought From the Time of the Pharaohs to the Present.Jacob H. Carruthers - 1995
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    Enwisdomization & African Philosophy.Pantaleon Iroegbu - 1994
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    The Ramatoulaye-Aissatou Styles in Contemporary African Feminism.E. Imafedia Okhamafe - 1991 - Analecta Husserliana 32:131.
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    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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    African Openings to the Tree of Life the Way of Ideas and Symbols.Erskine Peters - 1984 - Norwood Editions.
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    An African Concept of Human Personality: The Yoruba Example.M. Akin Makinde - 1984 - Ultimate Reality and Meaning 7 (3):189.
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    Ritual, Conflict, and Meaning in an African Society.Richard G. Dillon - 1977 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 5 (2):151-173.
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    Concepts of Right and Left in African Cultures.Heinz A. Wieschhoff - 1938 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 58 (1):202-217.
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    Xv*—How to Decide If Races Exist.Kwame Anthony Appiah - 2006 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 106 (3):363-380.
    Through most of the twentieth century, life scientists grew increasingly sceptical of the biological significance of folk classifications of people by race. New work on the human genome has raised the possibility of a resurgence of scientific interest in human races. This paper aims to show that the racial sceptics are right, while also granting that biological information associated with racial categories may be useful.
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    Towards an African Perspective on Empirical Knowledge: A Critique of Hallen and Sodipo.Moses Òkè - 1995 - International Philosophical Quarterly 35 (2):205-216.
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    Foreword: In Memory: The Significance of Claude Sumner SJ’s Contribution to Africa Philosophy.Gail Presbey & George F. McLean - 2013 - In Bekele Gutema & Charles Verharen (eds.), African Philosophy in Ethiopia Ethiopian Philosophical Studies II with A Memorial of Claude Sumner. Washington, DC, USA:
    Highlights of Claude Sumner's lifelong accomplishments in the field of Ethiopian philosophy.
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    Book Review. Afrikology, Philosophy and Wholeness:An Epistemology. [REVIEW]Mammo Muchie - unknown
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    The Epistemology of African Philosophy: Sagacious Knowledge and the Case for a Critical Contextual Epistemology.Omedi Ochieng - 2008 - International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (3):337-359.
    This essay critiques the ontology and epistemology of African philosophy, with particular attention to Odera Oruka’s sage philosophy project, one of the most influential schools of thought in African philosophy. Oruka posits an absolutist ontology that holds to a conception of epistemology as presuppositionless and transcendental. Against this, I argue for a critical contextual epistemology that proffers a view of epistemology as embodied, linguistically performed, social, ideological, rhetorical, and contextual. I argue, ultimately, that a critical contextual epistemology is not only (...)
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    Uncovering Rationality - Variations on a Theme by Janz, Trompf, Amato, Masolo, Serequeberhan, and Outlaw.P. H. Coetzee - 2001 - In Roux and Coetzee (ed.), Culture in retrospect: Festschrift in honour of E. D. Prinsloo. Pretoria: Unisa Press. pp. Pp. 62-133.
    In 'African philosophy and modernity' Peter Amato presents a two-part thesis. First, the European concept of modernity has been used to bad effect by western philosophers to subsume the intellectual discourses of those cultures they have considered to be their 'other' under a modern/traditional dichotomy which appropriates knowledge and science for themselves, leaving only dogma, mysticism and mythology for the 'other'. The second part is perhaps best captured by Amato's thought that the 'modern' in European modernity defines 'the universal horizan (...)
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