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    To Cape of Good Hope and Back: Three Questions on African Philosophy.L. Skof - 2005 - Filozofski Vestnik 26 (3):171 - +.
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    Exclusivity and African Science.D. J. Louw - 2005 - Filozofski Vestnik 26 (3):201 - +.
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    Orientations in African Philosophy: A Critical Survey.K. A. Owolabi - 1999 - Indian Philosophical Quarterly 26 (1):59-70.
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    Ways in Which Oral Philosophy is Superior to Written Philosophy: A Look at Odera Oruka’s Rural Sages.Gail Presbey - 1996 - APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience 1996 (Fall):6-10.
    The paper is about H. Odera Oruka's Sage Philosophy project. Oruka interviewed rural sages of Kenya, saying that like Socrates, these wise elders had been philosophizing without writing anything down. Paulin Hountondji (at the time) criticized efforts of oral philosophizing, saying that Africa needed a written tradition of philosophizing. Some philosophers were representatives of an "individualist" position which says that philosophical ideas must be attributed to specific named individuals. Kwame Gyekye instead argued that anonymous community wisdom of Africans had indeed (...)
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    Eurocentrism in Philosophy: The Case of Immanuel Kant.Tsenay Serequeberhan - 1996 - Philosophical Forum 27 (4):333-356.
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    African Sage-Philosophers in Action: H. Odera Oruka’s Challenges to the Narrowly Academic Role of the Philosopher.Gail Presbey - 1996 - Essence: An International Journal of Philosophy 1 (1):29-41.
    I argue that Oruka’s sages, half of whom were described as arbiters and judges called upon to solve disputes, fulfill Plato’s ideal of a philosopher as a respected, wise thinker who works for the betterment of society. Although the sage has been sidelined in modern academia, even in Africa, Oruka suggests that twentieth-century rural Kenyan sages, with their devotion to community benefit and conversation about practical concerns, are role models for modern Western philosophy, because philosophers everywhere have a duty to (...)
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    Dimensions of Poverty: Measurement, Epistemic Injustices, Activism.Valentin Beck, Henning Hahn & Robert Lepenies (eds.) - 2020 - Springer Nature.
    This anthology is an important contribution to the interdisciplinary debate on poverty measurement and alleviation. Absolute and relative poverty—both within and across state boundaries—are standardly measured and evaluated in monetary terms. However, poverty researchers have highlighted the shortfalls of one-dimensional monetary metrics. A new consensus is emerging that effectively addressing poverty requires a nuanced understanding of poverty as a relational phenomenon involving deprivations in multiple dimensions, including health, standard of living, education and political participation. This volume advances the debate on (...)
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    “Negro Expression” and Performative Utterances.Parker English - 2013 - Philosophia Africana 15 (1):61-70.
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    Trends in African Philosophy.Moya Oeacon - 2002 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Oxford University Press. pp. 97.
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    The Language Dilemma and Crisis Bsf African Philosophy.Francis Matambirofa - 2002 - In Claude Sumner & Samuel Wolde Yohannes (eds.), Perspectives in African Philosophy: An Anthology on "Problematics of an African Philosophy: Twenty Years After, 1976-1996". Addis Ababa University. pp. 267.
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    African Vitalogy a Step Forward in African Thinking.Martin Nkafu Nkemnkia - 1999
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    Comments on African Philosophy and the Akan Society.Kwasi Wiredu - 1995 - In Safro Kwame (ed.), Readings in African Philosophy: An Akan Collection. University Press of America.
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    Necessary Questions and African Philosophy.Safro Kwame - 1995 - In Readings in African Philosophy: An Akan Collection. University Press of America. pp. 25.
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    African Philosophy in the Mirror of Logicism.Paget Henry - 1993 - Clr James Journal 4 (1):70-78.
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    Is There an African Philosophy?J. G. Mbae - 1988 - In J. M. Nyasani (ed.), Philosophical Focus on Culture and Traditional Thought Systems in Development. Konrad Adenauer Foundation. pp. 427--435.
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    The New Perspective; an Essay.Harold A. Larrabee - 1952 - Journal of Philosophy 49 (10):362-364.
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    African Philosophy and the Challenge of Innovative Thinking.Ada Agada - 2013 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 5 (1):41-67.
    This paper argues that the continued emphasis on ethno-philosophy and the relative absence of intellectual passion and curiosity are the greatest challenges facing African philosophy. The paper rejects the racist lamentation of scholars such as Olufemi Taiwo who blame the West for Africa’s absence from the stage of world philosophy. It highlights the link between L.S. Senghor’s doctrine of negritude, the philosophy of Innocent Asouzu, and the emerging synthesis of consolationism to underline the fact that African philosophy has made some (...)
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    Questionable but Unquestioned Beliefs: A Call for a Critical Examination of Yoruba Culture.Oyelakin Richard Taye - 2013 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 5 (2):81-101.
    The fundamental belief in destiny in Yoruba culture is explained within the tradition that for every individual person who comes to aye , there is a package of destiny containing the totality of all that such person will be. However, the content of this destiny is not known to any person except Orunmila, one of the deities. Therefore, it is believed that a person dies if and when he/she has exhausted the content of his/her ori . Included also in the (...)
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    Holistic Healing: An Analytical Review of Medicine-Men in African Societies.Peter M. Mumo - 2012 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 4 (1):111-122.
    Since the advent of modernity and Christianity in Africa, indigenous African holistic healing, and especially its psychological aspect, has been given negative publicity. This article examines ways in which African traditional medicine men made and continue to make a significant contribution to healing in their societies. It argues that due to the numerous challenges in contemporary African societies, there is need for a pragmatic approach, in which all innovations that can alleviate human suffering are taken on board and encouraged as (...)
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    Ibuanyidanda , Communalism and Theory Formulation in African Philosophy.Innocent I. Asouzu - 2011 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 3 (2):9-34.
    This paper avers that most attempts at formulating viable theories in African philosophy are saddled with intrusions of ethnophilosophic and ethnocentric types: The author identifies this as the phenomenon of “unintended ethnocentric commitment”. He uses communalism, a socio-political theory in African philosophy, to illustrate his point. He further argues that overreliance on the method of synthetic deduction - as is widely practised in African philosophy - can impact adversely on the universal outreach of theories and limit our knowledge of the (...)
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    The Practice and Utility of History in Pre-Literate African Societies.C. M. Sorgwe - 2008 - Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 10 (1).
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    A Reflection on the Traditional African Concept of Sin, Sickness and Disease In.C. A. Ekeopara - 2007 - Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 8 (2).
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    Africism Vis-a-Vis the Globalization of African Belief, Ritual and Thought.Aloysius Lugira - 2004 - Skepsis: A Journal for Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Research 15 (1).
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    African Philosophy: Appraisal of a Recurrent Problematic: Part 2: What Is African Philosophy and Who Is an African Philosopher?Godfrey Tangwa - 1992 - Cogito 6 (3):138-143.
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    A Companion To African Philosophy.Trevor Curnow - 2006 - Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis 26 (1):54-55.
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    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.
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    Morality, Art, and African Philosophy: A Response to Wiredu.Parker English & Nancy Steele Hamme - forthcoming - African Philosophy: Selected Readings Englewood Cliffs. Nj: Prentice Hall.
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    Teaching African Philosophy Alongside Western Philosophy: Some Advice About Topics and Texts (Repr.).Thaddeus Metz - 2018 - In Edwin Etieyibo (ed.), Decolonisation, Africanisation and the Philosophy Curriculum. Routledge. pp. 173-183.
    Reprint of an article that initially appeared in the South African Journal of Philosophy (2016).
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    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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    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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    Statues Also Die.Pierre-Philippe Fraiture - 2016 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 24 (1):45-67.
    “African thinking,” “African thought,” and “African philosophy.” These phrases are often used indiscriminately to refer to intellectual activities in and/or about Africa. This large field, which sits at the crossroads between analytic philosophy, continental thought, political philosophy and even linguistics is apparently limitless in its ability to submit the object “Africa” to a multiplicity of disciplinary approaches. This absence of limits has far-reaching historical origins. Indeed it needs to be understood as a legacy of the period leading to African independence (...)
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    Innocent Onyewuenyi’s “Philosophical Re-Appraisal of the African Belief in Reincarnation”: A Conversational Study.Mesembe Ita Edet - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (1):76-99.
    Reincarnation has received substantial treatment in African philosophy. The dominant view of African scholars and researchers on the subject is that it is a belief that prevails in African culture. The task of this paper is to revisit Innocent Onyewuenyi’s “philosophical reappraisal” of this African belief. Onyewuenyi’s position is that the African communion with ancestors and their influence on their living descendant’s has been incorrectly labeled “reincarnation” by Western anthropologists. But whereas Onyewuenyi portrays the problem as being one of semantics, (...)
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    Ethnophilosophy and Public Morality in an African Tribe.Uche A. Dike - 2015 - Open Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):171-175.
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    Prolegomena to Ubuntu and Any Other Future South African Philosophy.Aidan Vivian Prinsloo - unknown
    In this thesis I consider ubuntu as a metonym for the particularly African features of South African philosophy. Given that Mbembe critiques African philosophy in general as having failed because it has been subsumed under two unreflective political movements in African thought, I consider whether or not the concept of ubuntu escapes his critique. After developing criteria for measuring the success of any philosophical concept, I conclude that ubuntu is unsuccessful. I then identify the political constraints placed on ubuntu that (...)
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    A Philosophical Comparison of John 1:1-18 and the Yoruba Concept of ÒrÒ.Cyril-Mary P. Olatunji & Olugbenga O. Alabi - 2014 - Cultura 11 (1):99-112.
    The concept of ÒrÒ among the Yoruba people in Nigeria has a lot in common with the biblical concept of Λoγos. This paper explores Λoγos as derived from Greek Logos translated as Word into English, and its parallelisms with ÒrÒ a fêted concept among the Yoruba. The paper provides evidence that both conceptsare related to exoteric functions within their distinct cultural communities. Finally, the paper opens these issues to the possibilities of cross-cultural research and semiotics.
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    The Critical Implications of Ubuntu for Contemporary Management Theory.Tamsanqa Munyaradzi Mashasha - unknown
    Since the dissolution of apartheid, corporate governance in South Africa has evolved from being a soft mainly ethical issue to a hard knowledge-based technological issue, recognised as pivotal to the success and revitalisation of the country’s capital markets and, ultimately, the prospects of the corporate economy. These high stakes have produced a succession of measures aimed at transforming corporate governance in the economy. As such, South Africa’s corporate managers are consistently faced with the seemingly unassailable obstacle of discerning and implementing (...)
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    African Philosophy of Education Reconsidered: On Being Human.Yusef Waghid - 2013 - Routledge.
    Much of the literature on the African philosophy of education juxtaposes two philosophical strands as mutually exclusive entities; traditional ethnophilosophy on the one hand, and ‘scientific’ African philosophy on the other. While traditional ethnophilosophy is associated with the cultural artefacts, narratives, folklore and music of Africa’s people, ‘scientific’ African philosophy is primarily concerned with the explanations, interpretations and justifications of African thought and practice along the lines of critical and transformative reasoning. These two alternative strands of African philosophy invariably impact (...)
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    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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    Power and Influence: Self-Development Lessons From African Proverbs and Folktales.Chiku Malunga - 2012 - Upa.
    This book demonstrates how the indigenous wisdom contained in African proverbs and folktales can be used to enhance modern life. The timeless wisdom enriches the understanding of self-development and positive influence, contributing towards the much-needed, cross-cultural dialogue among individuals, organizations, and societies in this increasingly diversified world.
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    On the Myth Called 'African Bioethics': Further Reflections on Segun Gbadegesin's Account.Fayemi Ademola Kazeem & Akintunde Folake Adeogun - 2012 - Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 3 (3):4-11.
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    ‘Philosophy and Tradition in Africa’: Critical Reflections on the Power and Vestiges of Colonial Nomenclature.Pascah Mungwini - 2011 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 3 (1):1-19.
    The colonial narrative in Africa is replete with instances and processes of naming that were used not only to construct social realities and produce power and privilege, but also to inscribe, reify or denigrate African cultures. This work examines how the discourse of naming, specifically terms selected, stipulatively defined and applied by Western colonialists and early Western anthropologists, continue to sustain ambivalent attitudes towards the African heritage. It analyses the way in which the popular term and prefix ‘traditional’ is used (...)
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    Postcolonial Imaginations and Moral Representations in African Literature and Culture.Chielozona Eze - 2011 - Lexington Books.
    Following in the footsteps of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, the tenor of the postcolonial African culture has been justifiably anti-imperialist. In the 21st century, however, there has been a gradual but certain shift away from the “write-back” discourse paradigm, towards more integrative, globally inflected cultural interpretive models in Africa. This book celebrates the emergence of new interpretive paradigms such as in African philosophy, gender studies and literature.
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    “Ethnophilosophy” Redefined?Barry Hallen - 2010 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 2 (1):73-85.
    The meaning of the term “ethnophilosophy” has evolved in both a significant and controversial variety of ways since it was first introduced by Paulin Hountondji in 1970. It was first challenged by the Kenyan philosopher, H. Odera Oruka, as based upon Hountondji’s unfair appreciation of Africa’s indigenous cultural heritage. Barry Hallen and J. Olubi Sodipo, using a form of analytic philosophy as foundational, thereafter argued that Yoruba ordinary language discourse also served to undermine Hountondji’s critique. The later work of the (...)
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    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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    Tracing Personal Expansion: Reading Selected Novels as Modern African Bildungsroman.Walter P. Collins - 2006 - Upa.
    How can Africans escape the control of the complex power relationships established during Colonization and successfully achieve self-development? More importantly, and the primary concern of this book, can African female characters ever hope to arrive at such individuation given the dual challenges of the power structures defined and enforced by European colonizers and the patriarchal structures that contort issues related to gender? Tracing Personal Expansion reads late 20th Century works by African female novelists Buchi Emecheta, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Calixthe Beyala (...)
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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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    Hegel in African Literature: Achebe's Answer.Ngugi wa Thiong’O. & Eunice Njeri Sahle - 2004 - Diogenes 51 (2):63-67.
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    Criticism, Theory and Ideology in African Literature.Olu Obafemi, Sola Timothy Babatunde & Charles Bodunde - 2003
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    The Role of African Languages in African Philosophy.Alena Rettová - 2002 - Rue Descartes 36 (2):129.
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    Conceptual Decolonization as an Imperative in Contemporary African Philosophy : Some Personal Reflections.Kwasi Wiredu - 2002 - Rue Descartes 36 (2):53.
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