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    Colonial Legal Reasoning in the Post-Colonial African State.Ronald Olufemi Badru - 2015 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 7 (2):11-39.
    This article focuses on legal reasoning and legal epistemology within the African context. It examines the system of legal justice in post-colonial Africa and submits that because of the colonial legacy, post-colonial African legal reasoning is methodologically founded on empiricism and positivism. It avers that despite its merit of scientific objectivity, such legal reasoning is largely incapable of addressing offences committed through the manipulation of metaphysical realities or other forms of covert criminalities and wrongdoing. Consequently, the article proposes that the (...)
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    Personhood in a Communitarian Context.Barry Hallen - 2015 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 7 (2):1-10.
    Theories regarding the nature and achievement of personhood in a communitarian context appear to differ in significant respects in the writings of several contemporary African philosophers. Ifeanyi Menkiti seems to regard ethnic differences as sufficient to warrant a national accommodation of multiculturalism with respect to moralities and attendant beliefs. Kwasi Wiredu argues that there is a substantive universal moral principle that undercuts such apparent and relatively superficial diversity. Communitarianism also seems to provide a better framework for explaining how a human (...)
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    Climate Ethics and Policy in Africa.Workineh Kelbessa - 2015 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 7 (2):41-84.
    In this article, I use case studies from some African countries to determine whether or not African climate management policies have been guided by ethical principles. I argue that although climate change is fundamentally an ethical issue, African policymakers have not paid sufficient attention to ethical principles in this regard. I argue that the major ethical principles embodied in different African traditions can assist African and non-African countries to address the challenges occasioned by climate change. Finally, I suggest that technological (...)
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    Reincarnation, Predestination and Moral Responsibility.H. M. Majeed - 2015 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 7 (2):105-122.
    African scholars such as Bolaji Idowu and John Mbiti have argued that belief in reincarnation is alien to African thought. However, this article argues that an adequate understanding of the Ghanaian Akan culture points to the presence of reincarnation in Akan, and for that matter African, philosophy. Nevertheless, unlike in Indian philosophy, for instance, where reincarnation depends on the quality of an individual’s moral life and is a means of ensuring moral responsibility, in Akan philosophy reincarnation is not dependent on (...)
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    Editor’s Note.Reginald M. J. Oduor - 2015 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 7 (2):1-6.
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    Eternal Damnation.Reginald M. J. Oduor - 2015 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 7 (2):123-140.
    This article is a reply to Karori Mbugua’s article titled “The Problem of Hell Revisited: Towards a Gentler Theology of Hell”. The present article does not in any way seek to argue for or against the existence of eternal damnation. Instead, it advances the view that while Mbugua raises important philosophical issues around the question of eternal damnation, those questions deserve a more incisive treatment than Mbugua accorded them. The article further argues that as with all other matters touching on (...)
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    John Hick’s Philosophy of Religious Pluralism in the Context of Traditional Yoruba Religion.Olawoyin Olusegun Noah - 2015 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 7 (2):85-103.
    This article is an interpretation of John Hick’s philosophy of religious pluralism in the context of traditional Yoruba religion. The ultimate goal of the article is pragmatic, viz. to provide a theoretical basis for peaceful coexistence among different religions in Nigeria. The methods adopted to achieve this objective are hermeneutical/analytical and comparative. Hick’s theory is interpreted and analysed before it is applied to traditional Yoruba theology. His concept of the Transcendent or Ultimate Reality is equated with the Yoruba concept of (...)
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    Editor's Note.R. M. J. Oduor - 2015 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 6 (1).
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