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  1. Later Marxist Morality – its Relevance for Africa’s Post-Colonial Situation.P. H. Coetzee - 2001 - Koers: Bulletin for Christian Scholarship 66 (4):621-637.
    Marx’s polemic against exploitation focuses centrally on the idea that capitalism not only betrays the inviolability of the human individual, but also prevents the realization of man’s true nature as “species-being” and the realization of the kind of community appropriate to this nature, thus preventing the freeing of human potential from the structural force of capital. I examine this polemic with reference to the views of African philosophers (Hountondji and others) on Africa’s exposure to neo-colonial exploitation, extracting from it a (...)
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  2. Gender and Africana Phenomenology.Paget Henry - 2011 - Clr James Journal 17 (1):153-183.
    This paper examines the long dialogue between Africana phenomenology and Africana feminism. In particular, it examines the exchanges between WEB Du Bois, Frantz Fanon, Lewis Gordon and Sylvia Wynter on the one hand, and a number of black feminists on the other, including bell hooks, Natasha Barnes, Farrah Griffin, and Joy James. The primary outcome of the survey of these exchanges is that the pro-feminist spaces created by black male phenomenologists have all been insufficient for the full representation of the (...)
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African Philosophy and the African Diaspora
  1. "In This Here Place": Interpreting Enslaved Homeplaces.Whitney Battle-Baptiste - 2007 - In Akinwumi Ogundiran & Toyin Falola (eds.), Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. pp. 233-248.
  2. Global Conversations.Whitney Battle-Baptiste - 2010 - Museum International 62:26-30.
    The time has come for a new school of transnational conversation. It is the only way to keep up with the constantly evolving concept of the African Diaspora.
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  3. Afro-Caribbean Philosophy: An Introduction.Paget Henry - 1993 - Clr James Journal 4 (1):2-11.
  4. Chester Himes, Jacques Derrida and Inescapable Colonialism: Reflections on African Philosophy From the Diaspora.Bryan Mukandi - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):526-537.
    In this article, I read Chester Himes' Blind Man With a Pistol as the work of an African- American writer who takes Harlem to be a colonial space, and who attempts to think through the ways that are available for him to contribute to some degree of liberation for its black residents. I suggest that there are strong parallels between Himes' position and that of African philosophers, and that Himes' self critique is instructive. I read this against Derrida's thoughts on (...)
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  5. Atuolu Omalu: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam (ed.) - 2014 - Upa.
    That African philosophy began with frustration and not with wonder as it is in Western tradition is a radical statement with far-reaching implications. Implications that are, as challenging as they are intellectually refreshing thus reinvigorating interest in the African discourse. As the discipline of African philosophy vitiated in the post debate disillusionment met with a new generation critical fire; methodic, technical and theoretic demands and issues unresolved in the old order surface. Old questions re-emerge with new and daunting toga while (...)
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  6. The Agonistic Imperative the Rational Burden of Africa-Centeredness.Kwesi Otabil - 1994
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  7. Intellectual Warfare.Jacob H. Carruthers - 1999
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  8. A Rhetoric of Values: An Afrocentric Analysis of Marcus Garvey's Convention Speeches, 1921-1924.Francis E. Dorsey - 1990 - Dissertation, Kent State University
    This dissertation applied and developed Molefi Asante's concept of Afrocentricity. Still in its infancy, Afrocentricity, like Eurocentricity, must not only be recognized as an appropriate methodology and/or theoretical concept, it must also be employed by both Black and white scholars when analyzing African rhetors. As the decades of the 70's and 80's have attempted to rid scholarship of sexist language, the decade of the 90's must continue to rid scholarship of not only sexist language but racist language and ideas. This (...)
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  9. Prospects for African Canadian Philosophy.Chike Jeffers - 2014 - Clr James Journal 20 (1/2):251-255.
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  10. Technological Politics and the Political History of African-Americans.Bruce Cosby - unknown
    This dissertation is a critical study of technopolitical issues in the history of African American people. Langdon Winner's theory of technopolitics was used to facilitate the analysis of large scale technologies and their compatibility with various political ends. I contextualized the central technopolitical issues within the major epochs of African American political history: the Atlantic slave trade, the African artisans of antebellum America, and the American Industrial Age. Throughout this study I have sought to correct negative stereotypes and to show (...)
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  11. Writing From the Margins: Towards an Epistemology of Contemporary African Brazilian Fiction.David Brookshaw - 2012 - In Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World. pp. 133.
    This chapter discusses the extent to which it is feasible to talk of a black Brazilian literary tradition that is somehow cohesive, conscious of itself and self-reflective. In looking at works by black fiction writers during the second half of the twentieth century, such as Romeu Crusoé, Oswaldo de Camargo, Cuti, Geni Guimarães, Marilene Felinto and Muniz Sodré, it suggests that writers of African descent who self-identify as black Brazilians are to a large extent bound by identification with region as (...)
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  12. Rex Nettleford African and Afro-Caribbean Philosophy.Paget Henry - 1997 - Clr James Journal 5 (1):44-97.
  13. Review of Walter Rodney Speaks: The Making of an African Intellectual. [REVIEW]Obika Gray - 1991 - Clr James Journal 2 (1):18-20.
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  14. Construyendo la Verdad Yorùbá. Una Lectura Afroepistemológica Del Sistema de Ifá.Antonio de Diego González - 2012 - Humania Del Sur. Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Africanos y Asiáticos 12:107-122.
    This paper proposes an Afroepistemological reading of the Ifá system. The policies of Western academic epistemology have disdained the traditiona African knowledge. Ifá has not been an exception. However, through this method a great deal of the socio-cultural and epistemological codes of Yorùbá society. So, Ifá becomes more important than a divination rite, because it represents socio-political and epistemological cohesion of a great proportion of the peoples of West Africa. This work vindicates this role and try to show epistemological complexity (...)
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  15. Our Third Root: On African Presence in American Populations.L. M. Martinez Montiel - 1997 - Diogenes 45 (179):165-185.
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  16. Conversations in Philosophy: Crossing the Boundaries.F. Ochieng'-Odhiambo, Roxanne Burton & Ed Brandon (eds.) - 2008 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
  17. African Retentions.Tommy L. Lott - 2003 - In Tommy Lee Lott & John P. Pittman (eds.), A Companion to African-American Philosophy. Blackwell.
  18. Africa, Race, and Culture in the Narratives of W. E. B. Du Bois.Babacar M'Baye - 2004 - Philosophia Africana 7 (2):33-46.
African Philosophy: Colonialism and Postcolonialism
  1. Title TBA.Thaddeus Metz - manuscript
  2. Africanising Institutional Culture: What Is Possible and Plausible.Thaddeus Metz - 2015 - In Pedro Tabensky & Sally Matthews (eds.), Being at Home: : Race, Institutional Culture and Transformation at South African Higher Education Institutions. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. pp. 242-272.
    Since the transition to a constitutional order, in what respects have cultures in higher education institutions in South Africa become Africanised, and, going forward, how should they be? In this chapter I provide an overview of the major different forms that Africanisation of institutional culture could take, and I then indicate the respects in which South African universities have or have not taken them on board over the past 20 years. In addition, I provide the first comprehensive critical discussion of (...)
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  3. 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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  4. A Hermeneutical Reading to Postcolonial Literature.Laila Bouziane - 2019 - The International Human Sciences Review 1 (1):29-37.
    Hans-Georg Gadamer has consistently advocated the idea of understanding as a form of “fusion of horizons” that implies the important and active role of each part of a cross-cultural encounter. This paper proposes philosophical hermeneutics as an alternative way of reading of postcolonial literature. E.M. Foster’s A Passage to India and Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North, are postcolonial literary examples of diversity and otherness which are analyzed in the light of the hermeneutical concept of “fusion of horizons”. (...)
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  5. Gandhi, Dube and Abdurahman: Collaborations to End Injustice in South Africa.Gail Presbey - 2016 - World History Bulletin 32 (1):5-11.
    The paper traces the parallel paths and mutual influences of these three activists in South Africa. The paper points out that Gandhi often took steps in building his movement that echoed some of the same steps that Dube had done just before him. Also, Abdurahman, who had become Gandhi's friend in 1909, advocated for involving women in nonviolent action, and advocated the use of general strike, shortly before Gandhi incorporated both methods in his movement.
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  6. The Racial Offense Objection to Confederate Monuments: A Reply to Timmerman.Dan Demetriou - forthcoming - In Bob Fischer (ed.), Ethics Left and Right: The Moral Issues that Divide Us.
    This is my reply essay (1000 words) to Travis Timmerman's "A Case for Removing Confederate Monuments" in Bob Fisher's _Ethics, Left and Right: The Moral Issues That Divide Us_ volume. In it, I explain why I think the mere harm from the racial offense a monument may cause does not justify removing it.
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  7. The African Philosophy Reader: A Text with Readings 2nd Edition.P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.) - 2003 - New York, USA: Routledge.
    Africa is reconstituting its post-colonial character; much of its moral, political, and social thought is concerned with the turbulent process of embracing its modern identity while protecting its ancient cultures. Reflecting this process, this new edition of 'The African Philosophy reader' also addresses provocative ideas about gender and race in Africa: When was the African woman 'invented'? What is the political morality of race? Africa's place in the global context, and the much publicized 'African Renaissance', are put under the prism (...)
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  8. Philosophy From Africa: A Text with Readings 2nd Edition.P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.) - 2003 - London, UK: Oxford University Press.
    This considerably revised second edition of 'Philosophy from Africa' presents the current philosophical debate in Africa to a diverse, multicultural world. Its major themes include decolonization, Afro-centrism vs. Euro-centrism, the struggle for cultural freedoms on the continent, and the historic role of Black Consciousness in the African liberation struggle. Writers and thinkers, Steve Biko, Kwasi Wiredu, Abiola Irele, Mogobe Ramose, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o and Wole Soyinka, among others, explore the debates surrounding: restitution and reconciliation in the post-colonial milieu, pressures on (...)
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  9. Frantz Fanon: Política y poética del sujeto poscolonial de Alejandro de Oto: Un Comentario.Marina P. Banchetti - 2005 - Caribbean Studies/Estudios Del Caribe/Études de la Caraïbe 33 (2):227-232.
  10. Africa’s Quest for a Philosophy of Decolonization. [REVIEW]Richard O. Odiwa - 2004 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 23 (4):61-62.
    This book discovers freedom in the colonial idea of African primitiveness. As human transcendence, freedom escapes the drawbacks of otherness, as defended by ethnophilosophy, while exposing the idiosyncratic inspiration of Eurocentric universalism. Decolonization calls for the reconnection with freedom, that is, with myth-making understood as the inaugural act of cultural pluralism. The cultural condition of modernization emerges when the return to the past deploys the future.
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  11. On the Concepts of Disorder, Retraditionalization, and Crisis in African Studies.Kasereka Kavwahirehi - 2016 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 24 (1):101-115.
    Over the last two decades, concepts of “disorder as political instrument in Africa,” “politics of belly,” and “re-traditionalization” have been used and reused in African studies by European and African scholars to describe the African social and political condition of the last decades. However, despite their canonization, one can question their efficiency and relevance to the analysis and understanding of what is really happening in postcolonial Africa. One might even wonder if these analytical concepts are not reawakening the imaginary of (...)
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  12. Decolonisation and its Discontents: Thoughts on the Postcolonial African Moral Self.Chielozona Eze - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):408-418.
  13. Chester Himes, Jacques Derrida and Inescapable Colonialism: Reflections on African Philosophy From the Diaspora.Bryan Mukandi - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):526-537.
    In this article, I read Chester Himes' Blind Man With a Pistol as the work of an African- American writer who takes Harlem to be a colonial space, and who attempts to think through the ways that are available for him to contribute to some degree of liberation for its black residents. I suggest that there are strong parallels between Himes' position and that of African philosophers, and that Himes' self critique is instructive. I read this against Derrida's thoughts on (...)
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  14. Langue coloniale, langue globale, langue locale.Rada Ivekovic - 2007 - Rue Descartes 58 (4):26-36.
    This paper is mainly about situating the French language within (its) history. It analyzes the nostalgia for a linguistic and cultural imaginary global dimension of French. Although there are different globalities for different purposes, the one most widespread global language is English. English works internationally as an international language, even where it was once the colonial language, now left in heritage to once colonised countries. But the situation of the French language is quite different, its "globality" being much more discrete (...)
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  15. Africanising Institutional Culture: What Is Possible and Plausible (Repr.).Thaddeus Metz - 2017 - In Michael Cross & Amasa Ndofirepi (eds.), Knowledge and Change in African Universities, Volume 2. Sense Publishers. pp. 19-41.
  16. 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.
  17. Postcolonial African Philosophy: A Critical Reader.Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (ed.) - 1997 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  18. Community in Fragments: Reading Relation in the Fragments of Heraclitus.Carrie Giunta - 2015 - In Douglas Brommesson & Henrik Enroth (eds.), Global Communities: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Exchanges. Rowman & Littlefield.
  19. Atuolu Omalu: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam (ed.) - 2014 - Upa.
    That African philosophy began with frustration and not with wonder as it is in Western tradition is a radical statement with far-reaching implications. Implications that are, as challenging as they are intellectually refreshing thus reinvigorating interest in the African discourse. As the discipline of African philosophy vitiated in the post debate disillusionment met with a new generation critical fire; methodic, technical and theoretic demands and issues unresolved in the old order surface. Old questions re-emerge with new and daunting toga while (...)
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  20. The Rehabilitation of Violence and the Violence of Rehabilitation.Messay Kebede - 2001 - Journal of Black Studies 31 (no. 5).
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  21. In an African Direction a Search for a Mind of One's Own in a Global Age.Hendrikus Laan - 1999 - Bpm Information Centre.
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  22. Beyond PostModernism: The Philosophy of Decolonisation and the Dilemma of African Scholarship.Adeshina Afolayan - 2008 - South Pacific Journal of Philosophy and Culture 9.
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  23. Exploring the Ethical Foundations of Nkrumah’s Consciencism.Thaddeus Metz - 2017 - In Martin Odei Ajei (ed.), Disentangling Consciencism: Essays on Kwame Nkrumah's Philosophy. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 213-227.
    In this chapter I critically discuss the meta-ethical and normative ethical foundations of Nkrumah’s philosophy as discussed in Consciencism. With respect to meta-ethics, I address Nkrumah’s characteristically African attempt to ground ethics on metaphysics, and, specifically, his claim that a basic egalitarian moral principle follows from a materialist ontology. Granting Nkrumah that reality is ultimately physical and that the physical is unitary, I argue that nothing logically follows about whether human beings have an equal worth. However, on Nkrumah’s behalf I (...)
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  24. The Politics of Doing Philosophy in Africa: A Conversation.Ward E. Jones & Thaddeus Metz - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):538-550.
    The background to the present discussion is the prevalence of political and personal criticisms in philosophical discussions about Africa. As philosophers in South Africa—both white and black—continue to philosophise seriously about Africa, responses to their work sometimes take the form of political and personal criticisms of, if not attacks on, the philosopher exploring and defending considerations about the African continent. One of us (TM) has been the target of such critiques in light of his work. Our aim in this conversation (...)
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  25. A Life of Struggle as Ubuntu.Thaddeus Metz - 2018 - In Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni & Busani Ngcaweni (eds.), Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Decolonial Ethics of Liberation and Servant Leadership. Africa World Press. pp. 97-111.
    In this chapter I aim to provide a moral-philosophical grounding for much of Nelson Rolihlaha Mandela’s life. I spell out a principled interpretation of ubuntu that focuses on its moral import, and then apply it to salient facets of Mandela’s 50+ struggle years, contending that they exemplify it in many ways. Specifically, I first address Mandela’s decisions to fight apartheid in the 1940s, to use violence in response to it in the 1950s and ‘60s, and to refuse to renounce the (...)
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  26. MUDIMBE ON THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE OF AFRICAN CULTURE: A REVIEW OF THE SELF AND THE OTHER.Onyenuru OkechukwuP - manuscript
    The manner in which the European views the African coloured their perception of our life, culture and history. Even when they try to sympathize with us, they cannot still get out of the consciousness of them being superior than the African. Mudimbe V. Y does an analysis of the history of this European attitude.
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  27. Whiteness in DuBois's-The Souls of Black Folk.David S. Owen - 2007 - Philosophia Africana 10 (2):107-126.
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  28. 7. Out of Africa.Judith Carney - 2011 - In Sandra G. Harding (ed.), The Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies Reader. Duke University Press. pp. 140.
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  29. Resignifying the Universal: Critical Commentary on the Postcolonial African Identity and Development.Adeshina Afolayan - 2009 - Human Affairs 19 (4).
    The dimension of the debate on the relation between the universal and the particular in African philosophy has been skewed in favor of the universalists who argued that the condition for the possibility of an African conception of philosophy cannot be achieved outside the “universal” idea of the philosophical enterprise. In this sense, the ethnophilosophical project and its attempt to rescue the idea of an African past necessary for the reconstruction of an African postcolonial identity and development become futile. A (...)
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  30. Cinco Dificultades Para Construir la Historia de la Filosofía Africana.Antonio de Diego Gonzalez - 2013 - Contrastes. Revista Internacional de Filosofia 18:211-222.
    RESUMENDesde la teoría postcolonial se han cuestionado los modelos de historia de las ideas impuestos por el africanismo y el orientalismo. Diferentes teóricos africanos –Bachir Diagne, Mundimbe, Wiredu o Kete Asante– han formulado diversas soluciones para superar las dificultades. Este trabajo explora las principales dificultades y las propuestas para elaborar una historia de la Filosofía africana. -/- The postcolonial theory was questioning the patterns of History of Ideas imposed by Orientalism and Africanism. Different African theorists –Bachir Diagne, Mundimbe, Kete Asante (...)
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