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  1. Conversations on African Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness and AI.Aribiah Attoe, Samuel Segun, Victor Nweke & John-Bosco Umezurike (eds.) - forthcoming - Springer.
  2. Reincarnation in an African Metaphysics.G. E. Azenabor - forthcoming - Metaphysics, Phenomenology and African Philosophy. Ibadan: Hope Pub.
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  3. Onto-Normative Monism in the ሐተታ (Ḥāteta) of Zär’aYaʿǝqob: Insights Into Ethiopian Epistemology and Lessons for the Problem of Superiorism.Björn Freter - forthcoming - In Isaac E. Ukpokolo Peter Aloysius Ikhane (ed.), African Epistemology: Being and Knowledge. London, UK:
    In this contribution, we will analyse the inquiry (ሐተታ, ḥāteta), written by Ethiopian scholar, Zera Yaqob, ዘርአ፡ያዕቆብ, Seed of Jacob (Sumner, 1976: 4, I). His philosophy resists a division into the basic disciplines customary in Western philosophy, his arguments, as we wish to propose with caution, combine metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology in a way that is almost impossible to separate. We will thus not be able to identify purely epistemological principles in his philosophy. However, since Zera Yaqob is deeply concerned (...)
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  4. Aspiration and Self-Realization: The Ameliorative Projects of Steve Biko.David Miguel Gray - forthcoming - Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
    Work on the conceptual amelioration of race concepts is usually negative or critical: it uncovers social features that contribute to racial hierarchies. Much less focus has been placed on how ameliorative accounts contribute to positive change. Using an account of race developed by Steve Biko during South African apartheid, I will argue that we can extract a novel account of positive amelioration in which racial categories can have normative or aspirational force, contributing to positive change.
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  5. The Implications of African Philosophy for Psychology.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Paul Hackett (ed.), African Philosophy and Its Association with Psychological and Social Science Research and Practice in Africa. Routledge.
    I critically survey three different respects in which indigenous African philosophical ideas could influence psychology as a way of interpreting and treating the human mind. One involves the postulation of imperceptible agents, forces, and properties such as the living-dead, witchcraft, and destiny, which are salient features of indigenous sub-Saharan views of the nature of reality, including of the causes of mental illness. Along with this ontology is an epistemology of how to acquire knowledge of this imperceptible realm, with, say, divination (...)
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  6. What Is the Essence of an Essence? Comparing Afro-Relational and Western-Individualist Ontologies (Repr.).Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Monique Whitaker & Jonathan Chimakonam (eds.), Contemporary Debates in African and Western Philosophy. Bloomsbury. pp. ch. 13.
    Reprint of an article that first appeared in Synthesis Philosophica (2018).
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  7. Gratitude for Life-Force in African Philosophy.Thaddeus Metz - 2023 - In Joshua Harris, Kirk Lougheed & Neal DeRoo (eds.), Philosophical Perspectives on Existential Gratitude: Analytic, Continental, and Religious Approaches. Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 89-107.
    In this chapter I critically discuss ideas from the under-explored indigenous African tradition of philosophy of religion. Salient in African thought are four major beliefs that on the face of it make good sense of the view that it is appropriate to be grateful and act gratefully to God for being alive. First, there is a theological belief in a personal God as the creator of all concrete objects in the universe, a globally under-recognized form of monotheism alongside the Abrahamic (...)
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  8. African Worldviews, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development.Workineh Kelbessa - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (5):575-598.
    This paper explores the role of African worldviews in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. African worldviews recognise the interdependence and interconnectedness of human beings, animals, plants and the natural world. Although it is not always the case that what one does depends on what one thinks and believes, indigenous African people's ideas and beliefs about the human-nature relationship have influenced what they have done in and to nature. In African worldviews, the present generation has moral obligations to the ancestors and (...)
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  9. How African Conceptions of God Bear on Life's Meaning.Thaddeus Metz - 2022 - Religious Studies 59:1-15.
    Up to now, a very large majority of work in the religious philosophy of life’s meaning has presumed a conception of God that is Abrahamic. In contrast, in this essay I critically discuss some of the desirable and undesirable facets of Traditional African Religion’s salient conceptions of God as they bear on meaning in life. Given an interest in a maximally meaningful life, and supposing meaning would come from fulfiling God’s purpose for us, would it be reasonable to prefer God (...)
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  10. Metaphysical Foundation of African Epistemology: A Study of the Afemai-Etsako of Edo State in Southern Nigeria.Emmanuel Asia & Anthony Asekhauno - 2021 - Philosophical Investigations 15 (36):213-227.
    Truth and knowledge are essentially the dictates of some rationality or metaphysical ordainment. By sense experience man is capable of accounting for his past, contemplate his life and predict his future and all of reality, for traditional Africa, however, there is another mode of knowing beyond man’s immediate capacity in search of truth and reality. An analysis of this perception indicates that there is some metaphysical tinge to epistemology or knowledge claims—whether in the spheres of justice, morality/ethics, religion, political authority, (...)
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  11. African Philosophical Perspectives on the Meaning of Life.Aribiah David Attoe - 2021 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    African Philosophical Perspectives on the Meaning of Life The question of life’s meaning is a perennial one. It can be claimed that all other questions, whether philosophical, scientific, or religious, are attempts to offer some glimpse into the meaning—in this sense, purpose—of human existence. In philosophical circles, the question of life’s meaning has been given … Continue reading African Philosophical Perspectives on the Meaning of Life →.
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  12. African Metaphysics, Epistemology and a New Logic: A Decolonial Approach to Philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam & L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2021 - Springer Verlag.
    This book focuses on African metaphysics and epistemology, and is an exercise in decoloniality. The authors describe their approach to "decoloniality" as an intellectual repudiation of coloniality, using the method of conversational thinking grounded in Ezumezu logic. Focusing specifically on both African metaphysics and African epistemology, the authors put forward theories formulated to stimulate fresh debates and extend the frontiers of learning in the field. They emphasize that this book is not a project in comparative philosophy, nor is it geared (...)
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  13. The Question of Being in Western and African Analytic Metaphysics: Comparative Metaphysics Using the Analytic Framework.Grivas Muchineripi Kayange - 2021 - Springer Verlag.
    The main aim of this book is to discuss fundamental developments on the question of being in Western and African philosophy using analytic metaphysics as a framework. It starts with the two orthodox responses to the question of being, namely, the subject-verb-object language view and the rheomodic language view. In the first view, being is conceived through the analysis of language structure, where it is represented by subjects, objects, and relations. In the second view, there are different variations; however, the (...)
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  14. Recent Work in African Philosophy: Its Relevance Beyond the Continent.Thaddeus Metz - 2021 - Mind 130 (518):639-660.
    In this article I critically discuss some recent English language books in African philosophy. Specifically, I expound and evaluate key claims from books published by sub-Saharan thinkers since 2017 that address epistemology, metaphysics, and value theory and that do so in ways of interest to an audience of at least Anglo-American-Australasian analytic philosophers. My aim is not to establish a definitive conclusion about these claims, but rather to facilitate cross-cultural engagement by highlighting their relevance particularly to many western philosophers and (...)
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  15. Traditional African Religion as a Neglected Form of Monotheism.Thaddeus Metz & Motsamai Molefe - 2021 - The Monist 104 (3):393–409.
    Our aims are to articulate some core philosophical positions characteristic of Traditional African Religion and to argue that they merit consideration as monotheist rivals to standard interpretations of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition. In particular, we address the topics of how God’s nature is conceived, how God’s will is meant to bear on human decision making, where one continues to exist upon the death of one’s body, and how long one is able to exist without a body. For each of these topics, (...)
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  16. Modernity and the Igbo Lifeworld: Theorizing the Modernization Dynamics of the Igbo World From the Habermasian Framework.Donald Mark C. Ude - 2021 - Philosophia Africana 20 (2):129-152.
    This article theorizes the modernization dynamics of the Igbo world, using the Habermasian framework. Drawing on Habermas, it argues that Igbo modernity or, more precisely, the transformations associated with Igbo modernization, may be understood in terms of the “uncoupling” of systems from the Igbo lifeworld. Relatedly, it further argues that the crises and pathologies that attend modernity in Igboland owe largely to the “colonization” of the Igbo lifeworld by systems of modernity consequent upon this uncoupling. The article pays special attention (...)
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  17. Uncovering Needs in African Thought Through Igbo Proverbs on Lack, Care and Duty.Lawrence Ogbo Ugwuanyi - 2021 - In Motsamai Molefe & Christopher Allsobrook (eds.), Towards an African Political Philosophy of Needs. Springer Verlag. pp. 131-149.
    Universally, the idea of needs arises from the limited nature of man. Arising from this limitation, the desires involved in being human are such that man is trapped in a world of needs, which are biological, psychological, social, political, economic and so on. But the understanding that defines and directs these needs depends on the context and culture where the human being functions. This chapter sets out to articulate the key issues that define the idea of needs in African thought. (...)
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  18. Grounding the Consolationist Concept of Mood in the African Vital Force Theory.Ada Agada - 2020 - Philosophia Africana 19 (2):101-121.
    ABSTRACT The concept of vital force in African philosophy received its first full articulation in Placide Tempels’s Bantu Philosophy and has evolved over time from the ontological dimension of a universal actuation and energizing principle to an element of mind, notably in the work of Kwame Gyekye. In this essay, I present the concept of vital force and trace its evolution from the time of its first full articulation by Tempels up to its identification with spirit, or mind, in Gyekye’s (...)
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  19. Review of "Paulin Hountondji: African Philosophy as Critical Universalism" by Franziska Dübgen and Stefan Skupien. [REVIEW]Zeyad El Nabolsy - 2020 - Marx and Philosophy Review of Books 2020:1-7.
    Franziska Dübgen and Stefan Skupien have written a much needed overview of Paulin Hountondji’s work. While Hountondji is quite well known for his critique of ethnophilosophy, his later intellectual work on scientific dependency and his political writings are not as well known to non-specialist Anglophone readers. This partially stems from the fact that while his later work on scientific dependency has been translated into English, it has been published in the form of short articles or through transcribed interviews, which makes (...)
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  20. How Not to Individuate Destiny: A Critique of Segun Ogungbemi’s Conception of Destiny.Olúkáyọ̀dé R. Adéṣuyì - 2019 - Philosophia 47 (5):1391-1404.
    The social nature of human beings and individualistic characterizing destiny of individuals is contradictory and call for philosophical interrogation. Segun Ogungbemi has unrepentantly argued that destiny is individualistic and neither connective nor collective. This paper critiques Segun Ogungbemi’s conception of destiny, instead, argues for connectiveness and collectiveness of destiny. It argues that destiny, as an individualistic phenomenon, challenges and raises the Yorùbá notion of corporate communal existence. The paper concludes that individuating destiny is not only a non-plausible conception; it is (...)
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  21. Ontologically Legitimated Ableist Language Against Disabled Persons in African Traditions.Elvis Imafidon - 2019 - Caribbean Journal of Philosophy 11 (1).
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  22. Beyond Hermes: Metaphysics in a New Key.Bryan Mukandi - 2019 - Utafiti 14 (1):152-168.
    The following pages engage a hermeneutic approach to African philosophy, focusing on the work of Tsenay Serequeberhan. At the heart of the discussion is the question of where to locate such an approach in the existing philosophical literature. Does this way of working render African philosophy a European enterprise? Giving an affirmative response, the writings of Paulin Hountondji, which draw upon Husserlian phenomenology, are taken up as an alternative response to questions raised here about the meaning and methods of hermeneutics. (...)
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  23. African Eschatology: Igbo Perspective.Aloysius Ezeoba - 2018 - Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
    Eschatology is the study of end things—death and what lies beyond. Nearly all religions tackle the topic in one way or another. Theologians debate the different concepts of death, interment rituals, funeral rituals, final judgment, and the afterlife. Traditional African religions are no exception. -/- However, among scholars, the subject of African eschatology has lacked consistency and a coherent view. African Eschatology presents the concepts of end things as they are viewed in Africa as a whole but focuses especially on (...)
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  24. What Is the Essence of an Essence? Comparing Afro-Relational and Western-Individualist Ontologies.Thaddeus Metz - 2018 - Synthesis Philosophica 65 (1):209-224.
    The dominant view amongst contemporary Western philosophers about the essence of a natu­ ral object is that it is constituted by its intrinsic properties. The ontological approach salient in the African philosophical tradition, in contrast, accounts for a thing’s essence by appeal to its relational properties. The Afro­relational ontology is under­developed, with the primary aim of this article being to help rectify that weakness. Specifically, this article’s aims are: to articulate an African approach to understanding the essence of a concrete, (...)
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  25. Review of "Rebirth and the Stream of Life" by Mikel Burley. [REVIEW]Lloyd Strickland - 2018 - Numen 65:617-619.
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  26. Complementarism and Consolationism: Mapping Out a 21st-Century African Philosophical Trajectory.Ada Agada - 2017 - Caribbean Journal of Philosophy 9 (1).
  27. Black Bodies Matter: A Reading of Ta-Nahisis Coates's Between the World and Me.Jill Gordon - 2017 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 38 (1):199-221.
    Some scholars read the black body as constructed by white consciousness or perceptions; Coates indicates, to the contrary, that violence against the black body and threats to black embodiment ground and make possible particular ideations of race and (white) American self-concepts. Coates takes an implicitly anti-Hegelian, anti-DuBoisian stance against any spirit or history that might redeem or affirm the black body as the grounding of black experience. Like repeated speech-acts, bodily violence is “world creating.” Although material treatment of bodies and (...)
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  28. 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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  29. Teaching African Philosophy Alongside Western Philosophy: Some Advice About Topics and Texts.Thaddeus Metz - 2016 - South African Journal of Philosophy 35 (4):490-500.
    In this article, I offer concrete suggestions about which topics, texts, positions, arguments and authors from the African philosophical tradition one could usefully put into conversation with ones from the Western, especially the Anglo-American. In particular, I focus on materials that would make for revealing and productive contrasts between the two traditions. My aim is not to argue that one should teach by creating critical dialogue between African and Western philosophers, but rather is to provide strategic advice, supposing that is (...)
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  30. Thanatology: The Igbo/African Metaphysics Sense and Value of Death.Matthew C. Chukwuelobe - 2014 - Open Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):85-89.
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  31. Reawakening African Cultural Practices Towards Global Harmony: Role of Kinship.Joseph O. Fashola - 2014 - American Research Institute for Policy Development 3 (2):101-113.
    It is almost impossible to conceive of a people without culture for this would mean that such people do not experience or have any knowledge about the world. Culture determines the perspective or purview through which the world around a people is understood. It shapes their values, practices, behaviours, beliefs, attitudes, perceptions, and conduct. There are variations in the way Africans view the world but within these variations, several common themes are evidently visible giving room for unity in diversity. Some (...)
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  32. The Problem of Destiny in Akan and Yoruba Traditional Thoughts: A Comparative Analysis of the Works of Wiredu, Gyekye and Gbadegesin.M. H. Majeed - 2014 - Journal of Philosophy and Culture 5 (1):43-66.
    Many African scholars have expressed varied thoughts about the concept of a person, specifically about that which constitutes a person in African philosophy. These philosophers include Kwasi Wiredu, Kwame Gyekye and Segun Gbadegesin. What they have in common, though, is that their ideas on the concept of a person issue largely from the traditional philosophies of some West African peoples. Wiredu and Gyekye reflect on Akan conceptions while Gbadegesin carries out his discussions from the Yoruba cultural perspective. This paper examines (...)
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  33. THE WORD IN AFRICAN ONTOLOGY.Ebo Socrates - 2014 - Nnamdi Azikiwe Journal of Philosophy 12 (1):1-9.
    THE WORD IN AFRICAN ONTOLOGY Socrates Ebo, PhD ABSTRACT The word in African ontology is more than mere expression of sounds. It is a being which is intra-mental and extra-mental. It is a creation of human mind and the human lips. But it is also an independent entity with enormous causal powers in the African universe of forces. It is an art as well as a means of communication. It is the embodiment of the history of the African community. Embedded (...)
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  34. Maduabuchi Dukor and the Legacies of Ontological Practices in African Thought System.Adebayo Aina - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):168.
    A challenge human existence is confronted in contemporary society is the justification of a coherent social order. Most of these justifications have been grounded, over time, on natural approach to the neglect of the African ontological practice. This natural reference fails to account for the ontological practice premised on African belief system which reconciles the natural and spiritual aspects of human existence. The study adopts the analytic approach in philosophy which evolves a clarification of the ontological concept within the African (...)
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  35. A Re-Interpretation of African Philosophical Idea of Man and the Universe: The Yoruba Example.Michael Aina Akande - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):140.
    The concern of this paper is to argue against Maduabuchi Dukor’s conception of African philosophical ideas of man, universe and God as“theistic humanism”. Dukor’s submission is an anti-thesis of the claims by many pioneer scholars in African philosophy who claimed that if Africans do not live in a religious universe perhaps one can affirm that their universe is theistic. But indeed the Africans’ perceptions and attitude to life in their various manifestations reveal an idealistic metaphysical orientation without an attenuation of (...)
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  36. African Metaphysics and Theocracy: A Case Study of Theocratic Politics in Ogba Land, Rivers State, Nigeria.Uche A. Dike - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):81.
    The modus operandi of this paper is centered on governance and the metaphysical forces in Ogba Land. In other words the main focus of the article is that theocracy is concomitant with Ogba metaphysics. The salient points discussed include Maduabuchi Dukor’s reflection on African cosmic environment as posited in Dukor’s four great works on African philosophy. Others include Jewish theocratic tradition, Islamic theocratic tradition and Ogba theocracy and metaphysics in the light of Dukor’s philosophy. The researcher adopted the literature approach (...)
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  37. African and Non-African Time: To Contrast or Not to Contrast?: The Geo-Political Convenience of Conceptual Dichotomization.Helen Lauer - 2013 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 5 (1):1-24.
    This essay offers a critique of the controversial proposal that peculiarities in African thought concerning time have a negative impact upon African economic development. The proposal under scrutiny takes the form of two corollaries whose notoriety dates back to John S. Mbiti’s infamous claim that African cultures lack an indigenous concept of the distant future. It is shown that these joint hypotheses appear to be either self-refuting or false. In consequence, the proposal that a cross-cultural scrutiny of time will reveal (...)
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  38. Questioning African Attempts to Ground Ethics on Metaphysics.Thaddeus Metz - 2013 - In John Bewaji & Elvis Imafidon (eds.), Ontologized Ethics: New Essays in African Meta-Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 189-204.
    In the literature on African moral philosophy, it is common to find normative conclusions about the way we ought to act directly drawn from purported metaphysical facts about the nature of ourselves and the world. For example, Kwame Gyekye, the most influential sub-Saharan political philosopher, attempts to defend moderate communitarianism, roughly the view that agents have strong duties to support others in ways that do not violate human rights, by contending that it follows from the dual nature of the self (...)
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  39. Eternal Return and Ilo Uina—Nietzsche and Igbo African Thought Implications for Cross-Cultural Philosophizing.Matthew C. Chukwuelobe - 2012 - Philosophy Today 56 (1):39-48.
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  40. Black Consciousness Movement’s Ontology.Mabogo P. More - 2012 - Philosophia Africana 14 (1):23-39.
  41. 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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  42. Democratic Leadership and the African Metaphysical Reality.Osam Edim Temple - 2012 - Philosophia Africana 14 (2):125-142.
  43. Eschatological Thinking and the Notion of the Afterlife in African Thought System.C. Agulanna - 2011 - Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 11 (1).
  44. 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.
  45. Contemporary African Philosophy.Thaddeus Metz - 2011 - In Duncan Pritchard (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online.
    A lengthy, annotated bibliography of much of the most important work in post-war African professional philosophy as of 2011.
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  46. On Being an African.A. Olivier - 2011 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 25 (1-2):77-102.
  47. Reflection on Euthanasia: Western and African Ntomba Perspectives on the Death of a Chief.Louis-jacques Bogaert Deogratias Biembe Bikopvano - 2010 - Developing World Bioethics 10 (1):42-48.
    Largely, the concept of energy or vital force, as first analysed by Placide Tempels in Bantu Philosophy , permeates most African ontology systems, worldviews and life views. The Ntomba Chief is chosen because of his above average vital force. This puts him in the position of intermediary between the Supreme Being, the ancestors, and his subordinates. The waning of his energy is incompatible with his position because his energy is that of his tribe. When installed, he takes an oath that, (...)
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  48. Identities, Rationalities and Clustering in African Philosophy.Ibanga B. Ikpe - 2010 - Caribbean Journal of Philosophy 2 (1).
  49. Ubuntu Existentiel: Référentiel Identitaire Pour le Développement des Peuples Africains.Bongo Ondimba & A. Anicet - 2010 - Groupe Obany.
  50. Belief in the Spirits of the Dead in Africa: A Philosophical Interpretation.Crispinous Iteyo - 2009 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 1 (1):151-163.
    This paper offers a philosophical interpretation of belief in the spirits of the dead in Africa, with a view to identifying rational grounds for accepting or rejecting them. This endeavour is premised on the view that in this rapidly changing world,philosophy should inquire not only in to theoretical problems, but also into practical ones. Plato and Aristotle’s theories of the soul being some of the most carefully discussed philosophical theories on immortality or lack of it, will provide the background of (...)
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