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  1. “Bukusu and Amazonian Perspectives on Harmonious Relations with the Other".Gail M. Presbey - 2019 - Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture 23 (1):1-54.
    The article follows the theme of dealing with adversaries and conflict resolution. As an exercise in intercultural philosophy, the paper explores the philosophies of two different regions, the Amazon of South America (Jivaro and Yanesha/Amuesha people of Peru) and Western Province of Kenya, East Africa (with a focus on the Bukusu people). Exploring the insights of other researchers as well as drawing upon interviews by the author, the article explains each group’s philosophy of conflict resolution referencing myths, folktales, proverbs, and (...)
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  2. Gevangen in Het Kosmische Web - Ghanese Volksverhalen in de 21e Eeuw.Louise Muller & Kofi Dorvlo - 2023 - Amsterdam, Nederland: Quest for Wisdom Foundation.
    Gevangen in het Kosmische Web — Ghanese Volksverhalen in de 21e Eeuw (Drietalig: NL, Akan/Twi en Ewe, 2022, ISBN: 978 94 921 27 129).
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  3. Amílcar Cabral’s Modernist Philosophy of Culture and Cultural Liberation.Zeyad El Nabolsy - 2020 - Journal of African Cultural Studies 32 (2):231-250.
    This article argues that Amílcar Cabral adhered to some of the essential elements of the philosophical discourse of modernity. This commitment led Cabral to endorse an anti-essentialist, historicized conception of culture, and this in turn led him to conceive of cultural liberation in terms of cultural autonomy as opposed to the preservation of indigenous culture(s). Cabral’s attitude towards languages is employed as a case study in order to demonstrate how emphasis on Cabral’s commitment to the philosophical discourse of modernity can (...)
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  4. Sophie Olúwọlé's Major Contributions to African Philosophy.Gail Presbey - 2020 - Hypatia 35 (2):231-242.
    This article provides an overview of the contributions to philosophy of Nigerian philosopher Sophie Bọ´sẹ`dé Olúwọlé. The first woman to earn a philosophy PhD in Nigeria, Olúwọlé headed the Department of Philosophy at the University of Lagos before retiring to found and run the Centre for African Culture and Development. She devoted her career to studying Yoruba philosophy, translating the ancient Yoruba Ifá canon, which embodies the teachings of Orunmila, a philosopher revered as an Óríṣá in the Ifá pantheon. Seeing (...)
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  5. Vrouwelijke Filosofen.Louise Muller - 2012 - Amsterdam: Ambo.
    Door de eeuwen heen hebben talloze vrouwen zich verdiept in een veel-heid aan filosofische thema’s, maar vaak zijn deze denkers onzichtbaar gebleven. Van de 17e-eeuwse filosofe Anna Maria van Schurman zullen sommigen wel hebben gehoord, maar wie kent haar tijdgenote Anne Conway? Uit de 20e eeuw is Hannah Arendt inmiddels wereldberoemd, maar de namen Susanne Langer, Gloria Anzaldúa en Werewere Liking zullen misschien alleen de specialisten bekend in de oren klinken. Vele vrouwelijke denkers waren uitgesloten van officiële onderwijsin-stellingen en namen (...)
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  6. Sophie Oluwole: een politiek filosoof.Louise Muller - 2012 - In Vrouwelijke Filosofen. Amsterdam, Nederland: pp. 441-446.
    Politiek filosofe en kritisch traditionaliste, onderzocht Afrikaanse orale literaire tradities op hun filosofische betekenis. Maakt zich sterk voor een authentieke Afrikaanse filosofie. Sophie Oluwoles ouders waren beiden afkomstig uit de staat Edo in het zuidwesten van Nigeria. Oluwole zelf werd geboren in het dorp Igbara Oke in de naburige staat Ondo, waar zij ook haar lagere en middelbare school doorliep. In 1964 trouwde zij met een eveneens Nigeriaanse wetenschapper. Ze vertrok nog in hetzelfde jaar naar Moskou, waar haar man een (...)
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  7. The Issue of Rationality in the History of African Philosophy.Timothy Adie Okpe & Joseph Simon Effenji - 2018 - GNOSI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis 1 (1).
    It has been the position of many Eurocentric invaders, anthropologists, ethnographers, philosophers among others that Africans are far from rationality, civilization, and philosophy. Eurocentricists sees themselves as rational being and also sees Europe as the home of civilization and philosophy while Africa is regarded as the home of wild animals, people, culture, barbarians and salvages. This Eurocentric mindset is colored with prejudice against Africans, as the rationality of African natives is questioned. This paper attempts to explain that rationality is universal (...)
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  8. African Philosophy and Modernity.Peter Amato - 1997 - In Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (ed.), Post‐Colonial African Philosophy: A Critical Reader. pp. 71-100.
  9. On Vernacular Rationality: Gadamer and Eze in Conversation.Peter Amato - 2017 - In Adeshina Afolayan & Toyin Falola (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of African Philosophy. pp. 303-313.
    In this chapter, Amato explores the concept of “vernacular rationality” introduced by Emmanuel Chukwude Eze in his On Reason: Rationality in a World of Cultural Conflict and Racism. Amato interrogates the different ways this idea can be unfolded, expanded, and developed in the spirit if not the letter of Eze’s employment in relation to Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutics—in particular, its conception of the role tradition plays in the pursuit of understanding and the idea of hermeneutics as practical philosophy. A more (...)
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  10. Construyendo la Verdad Yorùbá. Una Lectura Afroepistemológica Del Sistema de Ifá.Antonio de Diego González - 2012 - Humania Del Sur. Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Africanos y Asiáticos 12:107-122.
    This paper proposes an Afroepistemological reading of the Ifá system. The policies of Western academic epistemology have disdained the traditiona African knowledge. Ifá has not been an exception. However, through this method a great deal of the socio-cultural and epistemological codes of Yorùbá society. So, Ifá becomes more important than a divination rite, because it represents socio-political and epistemological cohesion of a great proportion of the peoples of West Africa. This work vindicates this role and try to show epistemological complexity (...)
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  11. Companion to 20th Century Philosophy.C. Boundas (ed.) - 2008 - Edinburgh University Press.
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  12. Two Enquiries in African Philosophy.Bartholomew Abanuka - 2003 - Spiritan Publications.
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  13. The Principles and Content of African Traditional Education.Michael B. Adeyemi & Augustus A. Adeyinka - 2003 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 35 (4):425–440.
  14. Genesis in Egypt: The Philosophy of Ancient Egyptian Creation Accounts.James P. Allen (ed.) - 1988 - Yale Egyptological Seminar, Dept. Of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Graduate School, Yale University.
    Thousands of texts discuss Egytpain cosmology and cosmogony. James Allen has selected sixteen to translate and discuss in order to shed light on one of the questions that clearly preoccupied ancient intellectuals; the origins of the world.
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  15. African Philosophy: Myth or Reality?Leo Apostel - 1981 - Story-Scientia.
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  1. Mesopotamian Civilization Before the Ancient Dark Ages.Irfan Ajvazi - manuscript
    Sumer was an ancient civilization in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) during the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Ages. Although the historical records in the region do not go back much further than ca. 2900 BCE, modern historians believe that Sumer was first settled between ca. 4500 and 4000 BCE by people who may or may not have spoken the Sumerian language. These people, now called the "Ubaidians," were the first to drain the marshes for agriculture; develop trade; and establish industries including (...)
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  2. Hieroglyphs In Ancient Egypt.Irfan Ajvazi - manuscript
    Throughout history in Ancient Egypt, information has been passed on from one generation to another. Information about culture and traditions has been passed on verbally and through scripts. From the time of the Old Kingdom (3100 B.C) in Ancient Egypt, hieroglyphs were used as a tool to pass on information about their history, culture and everyday lifestyle. Hieroglyphs, hieratic and demotic are three stages of writing that were practised throughout Ancient Egypt ’s history. This paper will briefly explain the history (...)
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  3. African Philosophy: The Twentieth Century Rhetorics of Identity.Michael Nnamdi Konye - 2022 - In Jonathan O. Chimakonam, Edwin Etieyibo & Ike Odimegwu (eds.), Essays on Contemporary Issues in African Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 333-348.
    The intellectual climate of post-colonial Africa picked up a trail of interesting debates characterized by the quest for identity. In the second half of the twentieth century, for instance, arguments for and against the ‘Africanity’ of the philosophical culture of ancient Egypt occupied a considerable portion of the scholarly landscape of African philosophy. An average researcher into the literature produced by African philosophers in this period would wonder why the inclusion or exclusion of ancient Egyptian intellectual culture as ‘African’ would (...)
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  4. The Quest for a Global Age of Reason. Part I: Asia, Africa, the Greeks, and the Enlightenment Roots.Dag Herbjørnsrud - 2021 - Dialogue and Universalism 31 (3):113-131.
    This paper will contend that we, in the first quarter of the 21st century, need an enhanced Age of Reason based on global epistemology. One reason to legitimize such a call for more intellectual enlightenment is the lack of required information on non-European philosophy in today’s reading lists at European and North American universities. Hence, the present-day Academy contributes to the scarcity of knowledge about the world’s global history of ideas outside one’s ethnocentric sphere. The question is whether we genuinely (...)
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  5. Using the Concepts of Hermeneutical Injustice and Ideology to Explain the Stability of Ancient Egypt During the Middle Kingdom.Zeyad El Nabolsy - 2020 - Journal of Historical Sociology 2020:1-26.
    This paper argues that the relative stability of ancient Egyptian society during the Middle Kingdom (c.2055 – 1650 BC) can in part be explained by referring to the phenomenon of hermeneutical injustice, i.e., the manner in which imbalances in socio‐economic power are causally correlated with imbalances in the conceptual scheme through which people attempt to interpret their social reality and assert their interests in light of their interpretations. The court literature of the Middle Kingdom is analyzed using the concepts of (...)
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  6. Ursula Verhoeven: Das frühsaitische Totenbuch des Monthpriesters Chamhor C., unter Mitarbeit von Sandra Sandri (Beiträge zum Alten Ägypten 7), Basel: Orientverlag 2017, 68 S., 63 Tafeln. [REVIEW]Stefan Bojowald - 2020 - Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 72 (2):212-213.
  7. Religion and Chieftaincy.Louise Muller - 2013 - Münster, Duitsland: Lit Verlag.
    "Based on extensive research in primary and secondary sources and on field research in Ghana, including more than 40 interviews, and applying her formidable expertise in African history, philosophy, historical anthropology and religious studies, Dr Louise Müller has produced a superb analysis of the history and transformation of the roles of chieftaincy in the religious institutions, rituals and ideas among the Asante." David E. Skinner, Professor of History - African and Islamic Studies. (Santa Clara University, USA .
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  8. Algis Uzdavinys. Philosophy as a Rite of Rebirth: From Ancient Egypt to Neoplatonism , 331 Pp. ISBN: 978 1 898910 35 0. [REVIEW]Leonard George - 2010 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 4 (1):92-95.
  9. The African Origins of Greek Philosophy: Ancient Egypt in Retrospect.Nicholas Anakwue - 2017 - Phronimon 18:167-180.
    The demand of philosophizing in Africa has faced a history of criticism that has been particularly Eurocentric and strongly biased. However, that trend is changing with the emergence of core philosophical thinking in Africa. This paper is an attempt to articulate a singular issue in this evolution— the originality of African philosophy, through ancient Egypt and its influence on Greek philosophy. The paper sets about this task by first exposing the historical debate on the early beginnings of the philosophical enterprise, (...)
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  10. The Dawn of Astronomy. A Study of the Temple-Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians. [REVIEW]J. Norman Lockyer - 1894 - Ancient Philosophy (Misc) 5:300.
  11. Community in Fragments: Reading Relation in the Fragments of Heraclitus.Carrie Giunta - 2015 - In Douglas Brommesson & Henrik Enroth (eds.), Global Communities: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Exchanges. Rowman & Littlefield.
  12. Mdw Ntr, Divine Speech a Historiographical Reflection of African Deep Thought From the Time of the Pharaohs to the Present.Jacob H. Carruthers - 1995
  13. A Defence Of Egyptian Alchemy.Arthur Hopkins - 1938 - Isis 28:424-431.
  14. Ancient Egyptian Wisdom for Potential African Leaders.David Omowale - 2003
  15. The Calendars of Ancient Egypt by Richard A. Parker. [REVIEW]Solomon Gandz - 1951 - Isis 42:260-263.
  16. The Burden of Egypt. An Interpretation of Ancient Egyptian Culture by John A. Wilson. [REVIEW]Solomon Gandz - 1951 - Isis 42:259-260.
  17. Controversial Problems Concerning the Interpretation of the Physiological Treatises of Papyrus Ebers.Robert Steuer - 1961 - Isis 52:372-380.
  18. Sun, Moon, and Sothis: A Study of Calendars and Calendar Reforms in Ancient Egypt. [REVIEW]Georges Declercq - 2002 - Isis 93:297-298.
    This book is an attempt to undermine the pillars on which Egyptian chronology has been built, in particular the view “that the Egyptians had monitored the heliacal risings of Sirius [Sothis] for millennia, and in such a way that we can date the various pharaohs and dynasties of even three or four thousand years ago by means of the ‘Sothic dates’ that they sometimes seem to provide” . For the most part, the book is a reevaluation of key calendar‐associated sources (...)
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  19. Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt. [REVIEW]Eleanor Robinson - 2005 - Isis 96:268-270.
  20. The Historical Significance of Astronomy in Roman Egypt. [REVIEW]Francesca Rochberg - 2001 - Isis 92:745-748.
  21. Ancient Egyptian Science: A Source Book. Volume 3: Ancient Egyptian Mathematics by Marshall Clagett. [REVIEW]James Allen - 2001 - Isis 92:151-152.
  22. Wondrous Curiosities: Ancient Egypt at the British Museum. [REVIEW]Samuel M. Alberti - 2007 - Isis 98:824-825.
  23. Ancient Egyptian Medicine by Hasan Kamal. [REVIEW]Max Meyerhof - 1926 - Isis 8:198-200.
  24. Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt: Ibn Al-Nafīs, Pulmonary Transit, and Bodily Resurrection. [REVIEW]Raphaela Veit - 2014 - Isis 105 (3):632-633.
  25. Ancient Egyptian Science: A Source Book. Volume 2: Calenders, Clocks, and Astronomy by Marshall Clagett. [REVIEW]James Allen - 1996 - Isis 87:343-344.
  26. The House of Life: Magical and Medical Science in Ancient Egypt by Paul Ghalioungui. [REVIEW]Guenter Risse - 1976 - Isis 67:304-306.
  27. The Beginnings of Alchemy.Homer H. Dubs - 1947 - Isis 38 (1/2):62-86.
  28. Thousands of Years: An Archaeologist's Search for Ancient Egypt by John A. Wilson. [REVIEW]John Wortham - 1972 - Isis 63:595-596.
  29. Was ist ägyptische Geometrie?P. Luckey - 1933 - Isis 20:15-52.
  30. Ancient Egyptian Medicine by John F. Nunn. [REVIEW]Guenter Risse - 1999 - Isis 90:800-800.
  31. The Medical Skills of Ancient Egypt by J. Worth Estes. [REVIEW]Marshall Clagett - 1991 - Isis 82:551-552.
  32. The Egyptian Philosophers: Ancient African Voices From Imhotep to Akhenaten.Molefi Kete Asante - 2000 - African American Images.
    Traditional Eurocentric thought assumes that Greece was the origin of civilization. This book dispels this and other myths by showing that there is a body of knowledge that preceded Greek philosophy. The author documents how the great pyramids were built in 2800 B.C., 2,100 years before Greek civilization. The popular myth of Hippocrates being the father of medicine is dispelled by the fact that Hippocrates studied the works of Imhotep, the true father of medicine, and mentioned his name in his (...)
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  33. Opening the Way of Writing: Semiotic Metaphysics in the Book of Thoth.Edward Butler - 2013 - In April DeConick, Gregory Shaw & John Turner (eds.), Practicing Gnosis: Ritual, Magic, Theurgy and Liturgy in Nag Hammadi, Manichaean and Other Ancient Literature. Essays in Honor of Birger A. Pearson. Brill. pp. 215-247.
  34. L'afrique Dans la Philosophie: Introduction à la Philosophie Africaine Pharaonique.Yoporeka Somet - 2005 - Khepera.
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  35. Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: A Study in Classical African Ethics.Maulana Karenga - 2003 - Psychology Press.
    This work is a critical examination of Maat, the moral ideal in ancient Egypt. It seeks to present Maat in the language of modern moral discourse while at the same time preserving and building on its distinctiveness as a moral ideal capable of inspiring and maintaining ethical philosophic reflection. The effort here is one of both interpretation and transmission of an ethical tradition, a project in which tradition is seen not simply as a precondition and process in which one comes, (...)
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