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  1. added 2018-12-24
    Editorial: African Philosophy and Rights.Motsamai Molefe & Christopher John Allsobrook - 2018 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 65.
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  2. added 2018-10-12
    Replacing Development: An Afro-Communal Approach to Global Justice.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Mahmoud Masaeli & Rico Sneller (eds.), Ethics and Spirituality in Global Ethics. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. ch. 12.
    Reprint of an article first appearing in Philosophical Papers (2017).
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  3. added 2018-10-10
    An African Theory of Just Causes for War.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Luís Rodrigues (ed.), Comparative Just War Theory. Rowman & Littlefield.
    In this chapter, I add to the new body of philosophical literature that addresses African approaches to just war by reflecting on some topics that have yet to be considered and by advancing different perspectives. My approach is to spell out a foundational African ethic, according to which one must treat people’s capacity to relate communally with respect, derive principles from it to govern the use of force and violence, and compare and contrast their implications for war with other recent (...)
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    What Does It Mean to Move for Black Lives?Kimberly Ann Harris - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
    The ideas that inspired the movement for Black lives have been traced through African-American political thought. However, the ideas of the movement have resonances with Black radical political thought more generally. I argue that key ideas of the movement have resonances with Frantz Fanon’s ideas particularly in Black Skin, White Masks. The stated mission of the movement is to influence global change where “Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise,” and to affirm Black humanity. The organizers “call for (...)
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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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    Democratic Leadership and the African Metaphysical Reality.Osam Edim Temple - 2012 - Philosophia Africana 14 (2):125-142.
  7. added 2018-09-10
    A Theory of National Reconciliation: Some Insights From Africa (Reprint).Thaddeus Metz - 2018 - In Aleksandar Fatic, Klaus Bachmann & Igor Lyubashenko (eds.), Transitional Justice in Troubled Societies. Rowman & Littlefield International. pp. 213-235.
    Reprint of mildly revised version of a chapter that initially appeared in _Theorizing Transitional Justice_ (2015).
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    Replacing Development: An Afro-Communal Approach to Global Justice.Thaddeus Metz - 2018 - In Uchenna Benedict Okeja (ed.), African Philosophy and Global Justice: Critical Essays. Routledge. pp. ch. 6.
    Reprint of an article that first appeared in Philosophical Papers (2017).
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  9. added 2018-08-01
    African Moral Theory and Public Governance: Nepotism, Preferential Hiring and Other Partiality.Thaddeus Metz - 2009 - In Munyaradzi Felix Murove (ed.), African Ethics: An Anthology for Comparative and Applied Ethics. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. pp. 335-356.
    Suppose a person lives in a sub-Saharan country that has won its independence from colonial powers in the last 50 years or so. Suppose also that that person has become a high-ranking government official who makes decisions on how to allocate goods, such as civil service jobs and contracts with private firms. Should such a person refrain from considering any particulars about potential recipients or might it be appropriate to consider, for example, family membership, party affiliation, race or revolutionary stature (...)
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  10. added 2018-07-04
    Reconciliation as the Aim of a Criminal Trial: Ubuntu’s Implications for Sentencing.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - Constitutional Court Review 9.
    In this article, I seek to answer the following cluster of questions: What would a characteristically African, and specifically relational, conception of a criminal trial’s final end look like? What would the Afro-relational approach prescribe for sentencing? Would its implications for this matter forcefully rival the kinds of penalties that judges in South Africa and similar jurisdictions typically mete out? After pointing out how the southern African ethic of ubuntu is well understood as a relational ethic, I draw out of (...)
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  11. added 2018-06-16
    An Ubuntu-Based Evaluation of the South African State's Responses to Marikana: Where's the Reconciliation?Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Mia Swart (ed.), Marikana––Some Years on (tentative title). University of Cape Town Press.
    Reprint of an article first appearing in Politikon (2017).
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    What Can the Capabilities Approach Learn From an Ubuntu Ethic?: A Relational Approach to Development Theory.Nimi Hoffmann & Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Mahmoud Masaeli, Angela Roothaan, Bolaji Bateye & Louise Müller (eds.), African Philosophers on Human Wellbeing: Insights for Ethics of Global Development. Routledge.
    Reprint of an article that first appeared in the journal World Development (2017).
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  13. 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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  14. added 2018-02-17
    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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  15. added 2018-01-11
    Relational African Values Between Nations.Thaddeus Metz - 2019 - In Francis Onditi & Gilad Ben-Nun (eds.), Contemporary Africa and the Foreseeable World Order. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 133-150.
    This chapter considers how some international ethical matters might be approached differently in the English-speaking literature if values salient in sub-Saharan Africa were taken seriously. Specifically, after pointing out how indigenous values in this part of the world tend to prescribe relating communally, this chapter articulates a moral-philosophical interpretation of communal relationship and brings out what such an ethic entails for certain aspects of globalization, political power, foreign relations, and criminal justice. The chapter suggests that the implications of a communal (...)
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  16. added 2017-09-12
    African Values and Capital Punishment.Thaddeus Metz - 2017 - In David R. Morrow (ed.), Moral Reasoning: A Text and Reader on Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues. Oxford University Press. pp. 372-377.
    A reprint of a chapter that first appeared in _African Philosophy and the Future of Africa_ (2011).
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  17. added 2017-08-29
    La Philosophie au-delà de nos frontières: le cas de l'éthique africaine (Philosophy beyond the Boundaries: The Case of African Ethics).Thaddeus Metz & Pius Mosima (eds.) - forthcoming - Harmattan.
    A collection of several articles on African moral and political philosophy by Thaddeus Metz, translated into French by Emmanuel Fopa, and edited and introduced by Pius Mosima of the University of Bamenda, Cameroon.
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  18. added 2017-05-13
    Groundwork for the Practice of the Good Life: Politics and Ethics at the Intersection of North Atlantic and African Philosophy.Omedi Ochieng - 2017 - New York: Routledge.
    What makes for good societies and good lives in a global world? In this landmark work of political and ethical philosophy, Omedi Ochieng offers a radical reassessment of a millennia-old question. He does so by offering a stringent critique of both North Atlantic and African philosophical traditions, which he argues unfold visions of the good life that are characterized by idealism, moralism, and parochialism. But rather than simply opposing these flawed visions of the good life with his own set of (...)
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  19. added 2017-05-05
    Against African Communalism.Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò - 2016 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 24 (1):81-100.
    Communalism and its cognates continue to exercise a vise grip on the African intellectual imaginary. Whether the discussion is in ethics or social philosophy, in metaphysics or even, on occasion, epistemology, the play of communalism, a concept expounded in the next section, is so strong that it is difficult to escape its ubiquity. In spite of this, there is little serious analysis of the concept and its implications in the contemporary context. Yet, at no other time than now can a (...)
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    Political Studies: An Entry Into ‘Social Science Thought’ in the South African Academy.T. Tselapedi - 2016 - Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 15 (1):169-174.
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    Ramose’s Legacy and the Future of African Philosophy.Fainos Mangena - 2016 - Philosophia Africana 18 (1):53-65.
  22. added 2017-05-05
    This Thing Called Communitarianism: A Critical Review of Matolino'sPersonhood in African Philosophy1.O. A. Oyowe - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):504-515.
    The subject of personal identity has received substantial treatment in contemporary African philosophy. Importantly, the dominant approach to personal identity is communitarian. Bernard Matolino's new book Personhood in African Philosophy enters into this discussion by way of contesting some of the assumptions underlying communitarian approaches. His own critical assessment leads him to what I believe is an unprecedented objection in the literature; the conclusion that communitarian philosophers are involved in a category mistake when framing the question and articulating the notion (...)
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    Existence and Heritage: Hermeneutic Explorations in African and Continental Philosophy.Tsenay Serequeberhan - 2015 - State University of New York Press.
  24. added 2017-05-05
    Educating for Ubuntu/Botho : Lessons From Basotho Indigenous Education.Moeketsi Letseka - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (2):337-344.
  25. added 2017-05-05
    Portrait of the Old Country.Rowan Ricardo Phillips - 2007 - Clr James Journal 13 (1):11-12.
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    Philosophy and Human Situation: Issues of Development in Africa.A. K. Terfa - 2006 - In Ike Odimegwu (ed.), Philosophy and Africa. Department of Philosophy. pp. 175.
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    The Politics of Othering: Womanhood, Identity and Resistance in African Literature.Obioma Nnaemeka (ed.) - 2005 - Routledge.
    This collection is a study of African literature framed by the central, and multi-faceted, idea of 'mother' - motherland, mothertongue, motherwit, motherhood, mothering - looking at the paradoxical location of other as both central and marginal. Whilst the volume stands as a sustained feminist analysis, it engages feminist theory itself by showing how issues in feminism are, in African literature, recast in different and complex ways.
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    The Anatomy of Power: European Constructions of the African Body. Alexander Butchart.William M. King - 1999 - Isis 90 (2):408-409.
  29. added 2017-05-05
    Bridges Across Activism and the Academy: The Rising Profile of African Womanhood.E. M. Uka - 1998 - Journal of Dharma 23 (4):455-478.
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    Africa: The Current Situation.Julius K. Nyerere - 1998 - African Philosophy 11 (1):12.
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    The Role of Philosophy of Development in Modern Africa.Mark Muga Ogola - 1988 - In J. M. Nyasani (ed.), Philosophical Focus on Culture and Traditional Thought Systems in Development. Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
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    African Perspectives: Papers in the History, Politics and Economics of Africa, Presented to Thomas Hodgkin.Christopher Allen & R. W. Johnson - 1973 - Science and Society 37 (1):122-125.
  33. added 2017-03-30
    A Discourse on African Philosophy: A New Perspective on Ubuntu and Transitional Justice in South Africa.Christian B. N. Gade - 2017 - Lexington Books.
    This book explores the influence of ubuntu on South Africa’s post-apartheid transitional justice mechanism, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and—in contrast to ethnophilosophy—takes differences, historical developments, and social contexts seriously.
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    African Liberalism in the Age of Empire? Hassuna D’Ghies and Liberal Constitutionalism in North Africa, 1822–1835.Ian Coller - 2015 - Modern Intellectual History 12 (3):529-553.
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    Pupils of African Heritage, Mathematics Education and Social Justice.Kwame Glevey - 2007 - Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal 20.
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    The Role of Sagacity in Resolving Conflicts Peacefully.Bekele Gutema - 2002 - Thought and Practice in African Philosophy 2002.
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    Agreeing to Differ: African Democracy--- Its Obstacles and ProspectsDenied?Steven Friedman - 1999 - Social Research 66 (3).
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  38. added 2017-02-24
    Distributive Justice as a Matter of Love: A Relational Approach to Liberty and Property.Thaddeus Metz - 2019 - In Ingolf Dalferth (ed.), Love and Justice. Mohr Siebeck. pp. 339-352.
    Usually a relational approach, such as one appealing to care or love, is contrasted with an account of justice. In this chapter, however, I argue that distributive justice is well conceived as itself a matter of honouring people in virtue of their capacity to love and to be loved. After spelling out a familiar conception of love, I explain how treating people with respect in light of this capacity provides a plausible basis for human rights, one that rivals influential individualist (...)
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    Metaphysical Thinking in Africa: Themes in African Metaphysics.L. J. Teffo & P. J. Roux - 2002 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Oxford University Press. pp. 161--156.
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    Peacebuilding in the African Union: Law, Philosophy and Practice.Abou Jeng - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. International law and postcolonial Africa; 3. Violence and conflicts in Africa; 4. Institutional responses to conflicts; 5. Genesis of the African Union; 6. Structures and philosophy of the African Union; 7. The African Union's peacebuilding travails in Burundi; 8. The African Union and peace initiatives in post-state Somalia; 9. Towards an African Union philosophy on peacebuilding?.
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    An Akan Perspective on Human Rights in the Context of African Development.Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua - unknown
    The present dissertation is a multi-disciplinary project that examines the relationship between human rights and development in Africa, with specific focus on Ghana. The proposition, which is expressed in a theory of community emancipation, is that human rights hold the key to the attainment of sustainable holistic development. The theory of community emancipation represents the Akan notion of rights which speak to the lived experiences of Akan peoples. It is offered as a contribution to the evolution of distinct African notions (...)
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    Explorations in African Political Thought: Identity and Community.Teodros Kiros (ed.) - 2001 - Routledge.
  43. added 2016-12-03
    Ubuntu Como uma Teoria Moral e os Direitos Humanos na África do Sul.Thaddeus Metz - 2016 - Revista Culturas Jurídicas 3 (5):1-33.
    Portuguese translation by Jean-Bosco Kakozi and Karina Macedo Fernandes of 'Ubuntu as a Moral Theory and Human Rights in South Africa', which first appeared in the African Human Rights Law Journal (2011).
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    Marxian Displacements in Bachir Hadj Ali's Narrative of Algerian Liberation.Dan Wood - 2014 - Philosophia Africana 16 (1):25-42.
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    Guns and Gandhi in Africa: Pan-African Insights on Nonviolence, Armed Struggle and Liberation in Africa by Bill Sutherland and Matt Meyer.Gail M. Presbey - 2002 - Philosophia Africana 5 (2):85-94.
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    Kritische Traditionen: Afrika. Philosophie als Ort der Dekolonisation by Ulrich Lölke.Heinz Kimmerle - 2001 - Philosophia Africana 4 (2):104-110.
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    Afrique, je te plumerai; Chef!; Vacances au pays by Jean-Maire Teno.Jerry White - 2001 - Philosophia Africana 4 (1):103-106.
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    An African Theory of the Point of Higher Education: Communion as an Alternative to Autonomy, Truth, and Citizenship.Thaddeus Metz - 2018 - In Aaron Stoller & Eli Kramer (eds.), Contemporary Philosophical Proposals for the University: Toward a Philosophy of Higher Education. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 161-186.
    I seek to advance enquiry into the point of a public higher education institution by drawing on ideals salient in the sub-Saharan African philosophical tradition. There are relational, and specifically communal, values prominently held by African thinkers that I use to ground a promising rival to the dominant contemporary Western, and especially Anglo-American, accounts of what a university ultimately ought to strive to achieve, which focus mainly on autonomy, truth, and citizenship. My aims are not merely comparative, contrasting an Afro-communal (...)
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    Replacing Development: An Afro-Communal Approach to Global Justice.Thaddeus Metz - 2017 - Philosophical Papers 46 (1):111-137.
    In this article, I consider whether there are values intrinsic to development theory and practice that are dubious in light of a characteristically African ethic. In particular, I focus on what a certain philosophical interpretation of the sub-Saharan value of communion entails for appraising development, drawing two major conclusions. One is that a majority of the criticisms that have been made of development by those sympathetic to African values are weak; I argue that, given the value of communion, development should (...)
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  50. added 2016-08-27
    Confucianism and African Conceptions of Value, Reality and Knowledge (儒家思想与非洲的价值观、现实 观与知识观).Thaddeus Metz - 2016 - International Social Science Journal (Chinese Edition 国际社会科学杂志) 33 (4):159-170.
    This article, translated into Chinese by Tian Kaifang, summarizes and critically reflects on the current state of the literature that has recently begun to put Chinese Confucianism into dialogue with characteristically African conceptions of what is good, what fundamentally exists, and how to obtain knowledge. As most of this literature has addressed value theory, this article focuses largely on it, too. It first illustrates how similar the foundational values are between the two cultural traditions; central to both traditional China and (...)
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