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  1. added 2018-09-26
    Black Bodies Matter.Jill Gordon - 2017 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 38 (1):199-221.
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    Democratic Leadership and the African Metaphysical Reality.Osam Edim Temple - 2012 - Philosophia Africana 14 (2):125-142.
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    Review of "Rebirth and the Stream of Life" by Mikel Burley. [REVIEW]Lloyd Strickland - 2018 - Numen 65:617-619.
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    The African Philosophy Reader: A Text with Readings.P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.) - 1998 - London: Routledge.
    Divided into eight sections, each with introductory essays, the selections offer rich and detailed insights into a diverse multinational philosophical landscape. Revealed in this pathbreaking work is the way in which traditional philosophical issues related to ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology, for instance, take on specific forms in Africa's postcolonial struggles. Much of its moral, political, and social philosophy is concerned with the turbulent processes of embracing modern identities while protecting ancient cultures.
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    Philosophy From Africa: A Text with Readings.P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.) - 1998 - Johannesburg: International Thomson Publishing ITP.
    From early sage philosophers to Leopold Senghor of Senegal and Steve Biko of South Africa, African thinking has challenged the way we think. As we enter a new millenium, the perspectives provided in this volume offer wise and refreshing alternatives to problems of self and society, culture, aesthetics, metaphysics and religion. Out of Africa always something new, and in these pages contemporary problems of cross-cultural cognition and post-coloniality are not only addressed, but also enacted. The reader witnesses the collision and (...)
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    The Word in African Ontology.Ebo Socrates - manuscript
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    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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    African and Non-African Time: To Contrast or Not to Contrast?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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    Belief in the Spirits of the Dead in Africa: A Philosophical Interpretation.C. 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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    Metaphysical Thinking in Africa.Lesiba J. Teffo & Abraham Pj Roux - 1998 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. J. P. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Routledge. pp. 134.
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    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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    Africa Development : A Quarterly Journal of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2004. [REVIEW]Council for the Development of Social Science Research In Africa - unknown
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    Eniyan: The Yoruba Concept of a Person.Segun Gbadegesin - 1998 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. J. P. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Routledge. pp. 149--168.
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    African Cosmology and Ontology.Madubu Dukor - 1989 - Indian Philosophical Quarterly 16 (4):367.
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    Bini and Yoruba Notions of the Human Personality.E. D. Babatunde - 1989 - In C. S. Momoh (ed.), The Substance of African Philosophy. African Philosophy Projects' Publications. pp. 274.
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    African Vitalogy: A Step Forward in African Thinking by Martin Nkafu Nkemnkia.Patrick Giddy - 2001 - Philosophia Africana 4 (1):89-92.
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    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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    Democratic Leadership and the African Metaphysical Reality. Temple - 2012 - Philosophia Africana 14 (2):125-142.
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    Black Consciousness Movement’s Ontology.Mabogo P. More - 2012 - Philosophia Africana 14 (1):23-39.
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    Anton Wilhelm Amo’s Ontology.Andrej Krause - 2009 - Philosophia Africana 12 (2):141-157.
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    The Influence of Igbo Metaphysics on the Writings of Chinua Achebe.J. O. J. Nwachukwu-Agbada - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (2):157-169.
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  22. added 2016-04-29
    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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    Beyond the Question of African Philosophy - A Selection of Papers Presented at International Colloquia, Unisa, 1994-1996.A. P. J. Roux & P. H. Coetzee (eds.) - 1999 - Unisa Press.
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    Culture in Retrospect: Festschrift in Honor of E. D. Prinsloo.A. P. J. Roux & P. H. Coetzee (eds.) - 2001 - Unisa Press.
    In the past, African philosophy did not really form part of the philosophical scene in South Africa. It had no place on the programmes of the South African Philosophical Society and no articles on it were published in the South African Journal of Philosophy. However, it became clear to Prof. Prinsloo and the members of his Department of Philosophy at the University of South Africa that this situation was untenable. The department accepted the task as a departmental research project of (...)
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    Contemporary African Philosophy.Thaddeus Metz - 2011 - In Duncan Pritchard (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online.
  26. added 2015-04-08
    Reincarnation in an African Metaphysics.G. E. Azenabor - forthcoming - Metaphysics, Phenomenology and African Philosophy. Ibadan: Hope Pub.
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    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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    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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    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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    Eschatological Thinking and the Notion of the Afterlife in African Thought System.C. Agulanna - 2011 - Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 11 (1).
  31. added 2015-04-08
    The African Perception of Death, with Special Reference to the Zulu : A Critical Analysis.Nozizwe Martha Jali - unknown
    99 leaves printed on single pages, preliminary pages and numberd pages 1-87. Includes bibliography. Digitized at 600 dpi grayscale to pdf format , using a Bizhub 250 Konica Minolta Scanner.
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    Philosophy and the Igbo World.B. Abanuka - 2004 - Spiritan Publications.
    Preface -- The reality of God -- Status of the Gods -- Ancestors -- Human destiny and self-fulfillment -- Ozo as idealism -- Ozioko as realism -- Order -- Bibliography -- Index.
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    Self as a Problem in African Philosophy.Metaphysical Thinking In Africa - 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 Spirit World of African Peoples.M. P. Adogbo - 2000 - In Samuel U. Erivwo & Michael P. Adogbo (eds.), Contemporary Essays in the Study of Religions. Fairs & Exhibitions Nig.. pp. 104--123.
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    Salvation Through Writing: The N'ko, a West African Prophetism.J. -L. Amselle - 1997 - Diogenes 45 (177):37-52.
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    An African Concept of Human Personality: The Yoruba Example.M. Akin-Makinde - 1984 - Ultimate Reality and Meaning 7 (3):189-200.
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    La Conception de la Personne Dans la Pensée Traditionnelle Yoruba, Approche Phénoménologique. Préf. De Philippe Laburthe-Tolra.Issiaka Prosper Lalè ye - 1970 - Herbert Lang.
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    Ubuntu Existentiel: Référentiel Identitaire Pour le Développement des Peuples Africains.Bongo Ondimba & A. Anicet - 2010 - Groupe Obany.
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    Okere on the Self : A Hermeneutical Approach to an Ontological Question.Godfrey Igwebuike Onah - 2005 - In Theophilus Okere, J. Obi Oguejiofor & Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (eds.), African Philosophy and the Hermeneutics of Culture: Essays in Honour of Theophilus Okere. Distributed in North America by Transaction Publishers.
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    Metaphysics, Phenomenology, and African Philosophy.Jim Unah (ed.) - 1996 - Hope Publications.
  41. added 2014-03-29
    A Commentary on Oshita O. Oshita's Analysis of the Mind-Body Problem in an African World View.Johnny Washington - 1993 - Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (2):243-247.
  42. added 2014-03-29
    Self as a Problem in African Philosophy.Chukwudum B. Okolo - 1992 - International Philosophical Quarterly 32 (4):477-485.
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    Witchcraft, Reincarnation and the God-Head: (Issues in African Philosophy).Sophie B. Oluwole - 1992 - Excel Publishers.
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    African Man and Two Classical Miths.Y. Rash - 1975 - Diogenes 23 (91):128-132.
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    Self: Public, Private, Some African Representations.Godfrey Lienhardt - 1985 - In Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins & Steven Lukes (eds.), The Category of the Person: Anthropology, Philosophy, History. Cambridge University Press.
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    Universals of Human Thought: Some African Evidence.Barbara Bloom Lloyd & John Gay (eds.) - 1981 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book was originally published in 1981 and the theme of universals attracted a great deal of attention in the decade preceding publication.
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    Metaphysical Issues in African Philosophy.Adebola B. Ekanola - 2006 - In Olusegun Oladipo (ed.), Core Issues in African Philosophy. Hope Publications.
  48. added 2014-03-17
    Language, Reality and Truth: The African Point of View.Bert Hamminga - 2005 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 88 (1):85-116.
    In the traditional African view, words and sentences are not viewed as being liable to objective reflective truth/falsehood-judgments. It is not a person-word-reality-view, but a person-word-person-view: the sender's words are units of orally produced energy that have the power to improve or degenerate the receiver's vitality. Words received can make you more powerful by increasing your confidence and your control over your environment. But they can equally well harm (parts of) you, by discouraging you in certain endeavors. From the traditional (...)
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    African Concept of Life and Death: To Live is Necessary, to Die is Inevitable.Charles M. Ezekwugo - 2007 - Cecta Nig..
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    A Naturalistic Interpretation of the Yoruba Concepts of Ori.Adebola Babatunde Ekanola - 2006 - Philosophia Africana 9 (1):41-52.
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