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  1. added 2019-07-04
    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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    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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    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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    African Philosophy of Education Reconsidered: On Being Human.Yusef Waghid - 2016 - 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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    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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    Ethnophilosophy and Public Morality in an African Tribe.Uche A. Dike - 2015 - Open Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):171-175.
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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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    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 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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    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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    ‘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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    “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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    Healing Identities: Black Feminist Thought and the Politics of Groups (Review).Patricia Hill Collins - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (4):227-230.
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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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    Science and an African Logic.Helen Verran - 2001 - University of Chicago Press.
    In this captivating book, Helen Verran addresses precisely that question by looking at how science, mathematics, and logic come to life in Yoruba primary schools.
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    African Philosophy and Postmodern Rationality.Philip Higgs - 2001 - South African Journal of Philosophy 20 (2):215-226.
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    African Philosophy: Myth and Reality, 2nd Ed. [REVIEW]Clarence Sholé Johnson - 1999 - Dialogue 38 (3):684-687.
    Thematically, this book is a sustained attack on what its author characterizes as a myth about African philosophy, and he contrasts this myth with what he believes is the real or authentic African philosophy. Hountondji pursues this theme in a variety of ways in a total of eight chapters and a “Postscript.” I will first provide a brief description of the chapters and then go on to examine both Hountondji’s account of what he claims is the myth about African philosophy (...)
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    The Problem of How to Use African Language for African Thought–On a Multilingual Perspective in African Philosophy.Kai Kresse - 1999 - African Philosophy 12 (1):27-36.
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    African Historical Reconstruction.I. Maduakolam Osuagwu - 1999
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    Some African Cultural Concepts.Steve Biko - 1998 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. J. P. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Routledge.
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    African Philosophy of History in the Contemporary Era: Its Antecedents and Methodological Implications for the African Contribution to World History.Greg E. Kimathi Carr - 1998 - Dissertation, Temple University
    This study presents an examination of the relationship between the construction of historical narratives and the construction of individual and social identity in the work of select African historical thinkers from antiquity to the modern era. It is concerned more specifically with describing how some Africans in the modern era have used concepts of the continental and Maafan African past--particularly concepts of classical Africa--to inform their cultural and political sensibilities. ;This is not a study of the writing of history proper; (...)
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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.
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    African Philosophy's Search for Identity: Existential Considerations of a Recent Effort.Lewis R. Gordon - 1997 - Clr James Journal 5 (1):98-117.
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    Morality, Art and African Philosophy: A Response to Wiredu.E. Parker & N. Steele-Hamme - 1995 - African Philosophy: Selected Readings. Englewood Cliffs, Nj: Prentice Hall 1995:407-420.
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    An Africological Study of Western Christianity and a Yoruba Society of Southwestern Nigeria.Mayo Olumayo Ogedengbe - 1995 - Dissertation, Temple University
    This study examines the interactions of Christian and Yoruba cultures through the funeral of a Yoruba Christian successively held in Ibadan and Ilesa in southwestern Nigeria. Strict Africological paradigms were used in all aspects of this study, including participant observation, interviews, data collection and analysis. ;The study reveals that Christianity affects the Yoruba pervasively including the: enhancement of an individualistic ethos, withering of family and communal bonds, promotion of Yoruba cultural illiteracy, mystification of the Yoruba value judgement, metropolitization of the (...)
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    Postkoloniales Philosophieren Afrika.Herta Nagl-Docekal & Franz Martin Wimmer - 1992
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    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.
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    The Debate on African Philosophy: A Critical Survey.Olusegun Oladipo - 1992 - Indian Philosophical Quarterly 19 (1):42.
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    The African and the Task of Becoming a Phenomenologist.John Murungi - 1991 - Analecta Husserliana 36:229.
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    The Ramatoulaye-Aissatou Styles in Contemporary African Feminism.E. Imafedia Okhamafe - 1991 - Analecta Husserliana 32:131.
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    Sage Philosophy Indigenous Thinkers and Modern Debate on African Philosophy.H. Odera Oruka - 1990
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    African Philosophy as Illustrated in Ifa Corpus.Sophie Oluwole - 1988 - African Philosophy 11 (2).
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    African Openings to the Tree of Life the Way of Ideas and Symbols.Erskine Peters - 1984 - Norwood Editions.
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    On 'African Philosophy'.Paulin Hountondji - 1983 - Radical Philosophy 35:20.
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    Ritual, Conflict, and Meaning in an African Society.Richard G. Dillon - 1977 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 5 (2):151-173.
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    Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Culture. Claudia Zaslavsky.Charlotte H. Aull - 1975 - Isis 66 (1):114-115.
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    Trends and Priorities in African Economic Research.R. L. West & J. J. Stremlau - 1968 - Social Science Information 7 (5):169-189.
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