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  1. African Philosophy and Modernity.Peter Amato - 1997 - In Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (ed.), Post‐Colonial African Philosophy: A Critical Reader. pp. 71-100.
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Companion to 20th Century Philosophy.C. Boundas (ed.) - 2008 - Edinburgh University Press.
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  5. Two Enquiries in African Philosophy.B. Abanuka - 2003 - Spiritan Publications.
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  6. The Principles and Content of African Traditional Education.Michael B. Adeyemi & Augustus A. Adeyinka - 2003 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 35 (4):425–440.
  7. 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.
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  8. African Philosophy: Myth or Reality?Leo Apostel - 1981 - Story-Scientia.
Ancient Egyptian Philosophy
  1. 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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  2. 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.
  3. Mdw Ntr, Divine Speech a Historiographical Reflection of African Deep Thought From the Time of the Pharaohs to the Present.Jacob H. Carruthers - 1995
  4. Ancient Egyptian Wisdom for Potential African Leaders.David Omowale - 2003
  5. The Egyptian Philosophers: Ancient African Voices From Imhotep to Akhenaten.Molefi K. Asante - 2000 - African American Images.
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  6. 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.
  7. L'afrique Dans la Philosophie: Introduction à la Philosophie Africaine Pharaonique.Yoporeka Somet - 2005 - Khepera.
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  8. Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: A Study in Classical African Ethics.Maulana Karenga - 2004 - 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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Akan Philosophy
  1. Truth in English and Elsewhere: An Empirically-Informed Functionalism.Jeremy Wyatt - 2018 - In Pluralisms in Truth and Logic. pp. 169-196.
    Functionalism about truth, or alethic functionalism, is one of our most promising approaches to the study of truth. In this chapter, I chart a course for functionalist inquiry that centrally involves the empirical study of ordinary thought about truth. In doing so, I review some existing empirical data on the ways in which we think about truth and offer suggestions for future work on this issue. I also argue that some of our data lend support to two kinds of pluralism (...)
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  2. An Essay on African Philosophical Thought: The Akan Conceptual Scheme.Kwame Gyekye - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
  3. Wiredu, Kwasi.Sanya Osha - 2014 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Kwasi Wiredu (1931- ) Kwasi Wiredu is a philosopher from Ghana, who has for decades been involved with a project he terms “conceptual decolonization” in contemporary African systems of thought. By conceptual decolonization, Wiredu advocates a re-examination of current African epistemic formations in order to accomplish two aims. First, he wishes to subvert unsavory aspects […].
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  4. Custom and Morality: A Comparative Analysis of Some African and Western Conceptions of Morals.Kwasi Wiredu - forthcoming - African Philosophy: Selected Readings, Ed. Mosley, Ag Prentice Hall: Englewood Cliffs.
  5. Readings in African Philosophy: An Akan Collection.Safro Kwame (ed.) - 1995 - University Press of America.
    To find more information on Rowman & Littlefield titles, please visit us at www.rowmanlittlefield.com.
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  6. Time in African Thought.Kwasi Wiredu - 1996 - In Douwe Tiemersma & Henk Oosterling (eds.), Time and Temporality in Intercultural Perspective. Rodopi. pp. 127--136.
  7. Formulating Modern Seventeen Thought in African.Kwasi Wiredu - 1992 - In V. Y. Mudimbe (ed.), The Surreptitious Speech: Presence Africaine and the Politics of Otherness 1947-1987. University of Chicago. pp. 301.
  8. Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective.Kwasi Wiredu - 1996 - Indiana University Press.
    The eminent Ghanaian philosopher Kwasi Wiredu confronts the paradox that while Western cultures recoil from claims of universality, previously colonized peoples, seeking to redefine their identities, insist on cultural particularities.
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African Philosophy: History and Traditions, Misc
  1. 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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  2. Community, Individuality, and Reciprocity in Menkiti.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Polycarp A. Ikuenobe & Edwin Etieyibo (eds.), Community and Becoming a Person in Menkiti (tentative title). Rowman and Littlefield.
    For four decades Ifeanyi Menkiti has addressed the question of which sort of community constitutes personhood from a characteristically African perspective. In this chapter, I critically discuss the conceptions of how one acquires personhood through community that Menkiti has advanced, in search of the one that would most enable him to avoid prominent moral objections made to his views over the years. In particular, his account of personhood has been criticized for insufficiently accommodating individual difference, most recently in respect of (...)
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  3. More Things in Heaven and Earth: Spirit Possession, Mental Disorder, and Intentionality.Mohammed Rashed - forthcoming - Journal of Medical Humanities:1-16.
    Spirit possession is a common phenomenon around the world in which a non-corporeal agent is involved with a human host. This manifests in a range of maladies or in displacement of the host's agency and identity. Prompted by engagement with the phenomenon in Egypt, this paper draws connections between spirit possession, and the concepts of personhood and intentionality. It employs these concepts to articulate spirit possession, while also developing the intentional stance as formulated by Daniel Dennett. It argues for an (...)
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  4. 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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  5. The Other From Within.Whitney Battle-Baptiste - 2007 - In John Jameson & Sherene Baugher (eds.), Past Meets Present. Springer. pp. 101-106.
  6. The Enlightenment Gaze: Africans in the Mind of Western Philosophy.J. Obi Oguejiofor - 2007 - African Philosophy 10 (1):31-36.
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  7. African Philosophy's Search for Identity: Existential Considerations of a Recent Effort.Lewis R. Gordon - 1997 - Clr James Journal 5 (1):98-117.
  8. Narrative and Experience of Community as Philosophy of Culture.D. A. Masolo - 2009 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 1 (1):43-68.
    This paper argues that the distinctive feature of African philosophising is a communitarian outlook expressed through various forms of narrative. The paper firstillustrates the close relationship between narrative and community in the African cultural milieu. It then goes on to examine the way in which African academics invarious fields have employed the narrative technique in their works. Next, the paper urges that through migration to European and American institutions of higherlearning, African philosophers have had a significant impact on Western philosophy. (...)
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. The African Scene.Paul Foster - 1961 - New Blackfriars 42 (492):223-225.
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  12. The African in Transition.A. J. Duggan - 1961 - New Blackfriars 42 (490):103-111.
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  13. Africa's Contribution to Western Ideas.A. J. Duggan - 1960 - New Blackfriars 41 (487):456-467.
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  14. Odera Oruka’s Philosophic Sagacity: Problems and Challenges of Conversation Method in African Philosophy.Godwin 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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  15. Annual Address to the Members of the South African Philosophical Society.L. Péringuey - 1900 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 11 (1):xxvi-lv.
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  16. Annual Address to the Members of the South African Philosophical Society.David Gill - 1903 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 14 (1):xxxvii-xci.
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  17. Annual Address to the Members of the South African Philosophical Society.L. Péringuey - 1903 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 14 (1):i-xxxvi.
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  18. Report of the Proceedings of the South African Philosophical Society.W. H. Finlay - 1890 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 8 (1):xxxii-xxxiii.
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  19. Annual Address to the Members of the South African Philosophical Society.L. Peringuey - 1890 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 8 (1):xiii-xvi.
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  20. Report on the Proceedings of the South African Philosophical Society.W. H. Finlay - 1884 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 4 (1).
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  21. Annual Address to the Members of the South-African Philosophical Society.Roland Trimen - 1884 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 4 (1):xiv-xx.
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  22. Report of the Proceedings of the South African Philosophical Society.David Gill - 1886 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 5 (1):li-lii.
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  23. Report on the Proceedings of the South African Philosophical Society.W. H. Finlay - 1886 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 5 (1):xi-xii.
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  24. Report on the Proceedings of the South African Philosophical Society.David Gill - 1886 - Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 5 (1):xxiii-xxiv.
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  25. Professor.Yemi-D. Prince/Ogunyemi - forthcoming - Encyclopedia Britannica.
    This is the proto-history philosophy of the Yoruba people from the days of Divinity-Philosopher Oduduwa, the pioneer of the Yoruba philosophy and the first king of Yoruba nation.
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  26. Struggle for Meaning: Reflections on Philosophy, Culture, and Democracy in Africa.John Conteh-Morgan (ed.) - 2002 - Ohio University Press.
    _The Struggle for Meaning_ is a landmark publication by one of African philosophy's leading figures, Paulin J. Hountondji, best known for his critique of ethnophilosophy in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In this volume, he responds with autobiographical and philosophical reflection to the dialogue and controversy he has provoked. He discusses the ideas, rooted in the work of such thinkers as Husserl and Hountondji's former teachers Derrida, Althusser, and Ricoeur, that helped shape his critique. Applying his philosophical ideas to (...)
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