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  1. added 2020-10-14
    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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    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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    Recent Work in African Philosophy: Its Relevance Beyond the Continent.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - Mind.
    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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    African Vitalogy: The African Mind and Spirituality.Martin Nkafu Nkemnkia - 2004 - Analecta Husserliana 83:265-287.
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    Self-Potential as a Yoruba Ultimate.'.B. Lawuyi Olatunde - 1991 - Ultimate Reality and Meaning 14 (1):23.
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    Self-Potential as a Yoruba Ultimate-a Further Contribution to Uram Yoruba Studies.Olatunde B. Lawuyi - 1991 - Ultimate Reality and Meaning 14 (1):21-29.
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    The African Person: A Cultural Definition.Chukwudum Okolo - 1989 - Indian Philosophical Quarterly 16 (1):73.
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  8. added 2020-03-11
    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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    Metaphysics, Religion, and Yoruba Traditional Thought.in Non-Human Agencies Belief & in an African Powers - 2002 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Oxford University Press.
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    Themes in African Metaphysics.Lesiba J. Teffo & Abraham Pj Roux - 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 Meaning of Life in the African Social Context.R. J. Njoroge - 1981 - Dialectics and Humanism 8 (2):115-123.
  12. added 2020-02-10
    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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    The Place of Myths and Symbols in African Conception of Reality.C. N. Okolie - 2008 - Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 10 (1).
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    Metaphysics of the Ndi-Igbo.Cajethan Ndubuisi - 2004 - Philosophy Pathways 93.
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  15. added 2019-07-04
    African Traditional Metaphysics.G. Ozumba - 2004 - Quodlibet 6.
    Our attempt in this paper is to reconstruct African traditional Metaphysics. The main problematic has to do with whether we can in any meaningful and coherent manner talk about a traditional metaphysics that covers or incorporates the inevitable nuances that go with cultural and individual differences. We have adopted the principles of charity where in hermeneutical studies we are allowed to carry out our interpretation with some sense of liberalism and assumption which is not harmful to the letter and spirit (...)
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    The Concept of Man in Igbo Myths.Chigekwu G. Ogbuene - 1999
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    African Witchcraft and Otherness.Elias Kifon Bongmba - 1995 - Dissertation, The Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver
    In this study I argue that African theological reflection has not addressed witchcraft adequately. Theologians interested in the ongoing discussion on African witchcraft in general, and Wimbum tfu, need to approach the problematics of tfu from a philosophical perspective in order to understand Wimbum misgivings about certain aspects of tfu. ;The study begins with the background and world view of the Wimbum people of the Cameroon Grassfields. This approach emphasizes Wimbum understandings of tfu by analyzing three broad categories of meaning-making (...)
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    L'être Comme Génération Essai Critique d'Une Ontologie d'Inspiration Africaine.Ndebi Biya - 1995
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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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    The Yoruba Conceptions of Human Nature: A Philosophical Approach.Segun Ogungbemi - 1984 - Dissertation, The University of Texas at Dallas
    In this dissertation I have provided an analytic description of the Yoruba conceptions of human nature. My work is the first study which deals with the Yoruba theory of human nature in its entirety. ;I have shown that Olorun and his agents who are generically called Orisa in Yoruba provide an explanation of the origin of man, emphasizing, however, that the Yoruba attribute human existence to God alone and that the roles of his agents are means of explaining human disabilities. (...)
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  21. added 2019-06-28
    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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    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 (JPC) 5 (1).
    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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  23. added 2019-06-28
    A Psycho-Philosophical Exploration to Facilitate Better Uderstanding of Offending Related Factors Within a Traditional Southern African Context.Johan Prinsloo & Michelle Ovens - unknown
    This article reflects upon notions of an African paradigm, as well as the ideals on which social and normative interaction and principles can be based in contemporary society. It is argued that Western and African perspectives have different epistemological and ontological points of departure. However, contemporary African society has developed into its current form through the advent of Western thought and should therefore be understood within a framework and awareness of the conflicting nature of the two ideas of Western and (...)
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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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    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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    To Eskhaton le Triangle de la Mort.Pierre Isso-Amien Bamony - 2000
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    La Tradition Primordiale, Ou, la Sagesse Éternelle.Médard Lwamba - 1999 - Editions Elimac.
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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.
  30. added 2019-06-28
    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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    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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    Organic Time; a Contribution to Intercultural Philosophy Including African and Indian Ideas.D. Tiemersma - 1996 - In Douwe Tiemersma & Henk Oosterling (eds.), Time and Temporality in Intercultural Perspective. Rodopi. pp. 161--176.
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    African Drama and the Yorùbá World-View.Benedict M. Ìbítókun - 1995
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    Metaphysics, the Kpim of Philosophy.Pantaleon Iroegbu - 1995
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    God and Godlings in African Ontology.Maduabuchi Dukor - 1990 - Indian Philosophical Quarterly 17 (1):75.
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    Pansopfflsm and Ontological Placements in African Philosophy.C. S. Momoh - 1989 - In The Substance of African Philosophy. African Philosophy Projects' Publications. pp. 372.
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    The African Philosophical Concept of Time and its Metaphysical and Epistemological Ramifications.Samuel Audu Alfa - 1988 - Dissertation, Drew University
    The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that the African philosophical concept of time is phenomenological . This approach is different from some scholars' which led to the denial of Africans any capability of reflecting on their experiences. This denial is mainly due to a comparative study of different cultural thought systems which must meet the definition of Western philosophy . It is this blatant prejudice that my project disputed by presenting and describing authentic African system of thought from (...)
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    African Philosophy as Illustrated in Ifa Corpus.Sophie Oluwole - 1988 - African Philosophy 11 (2).
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    Towards an Igbo Metaphysics.Emmanuel M. P. Edeh - 1985
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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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    The Rationale for an African Philosophy: A Critical Examination of the African Cosmological Views with Some Reference to the Luo Beliefs.Henry Olela - 1971 - Dissertation, The Florida State University
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    Time and Space in African (Igbo) Thought.Egbeke Aja - 1994 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 1 (1):1-8.
    This paper is an attempt to articulate an African conception of space and time. Igbo terms and phrases are explained in light of their traditional, non-European cultural and linguistic background. Care is taken to present a distinctively African account, not a neo-colonial one. The African conceptions of space and time account for some African beliefs and practices regarding causality, including such widely misunderstood phenomena as divination, the “medicine man,” and “magic.”.
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    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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    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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  45. added 2018-09-26
    Democratic Leadership and the African Metaphysical Reality.Osam Edim Temple - 2012 - Philosophia Africana 14 (2):125-142.
  46. added 2018-09-12
    Review of "Rebirth and the Stream of Life" by Mikel Burley. [REVIEW]Lloyd Strickland - 2018 - Numen 65:617-619.
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  47. added 2018-02-17
    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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  48. added 2017-05-05
    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?: 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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