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    Hermeneutics in African Philosophy.Ademola Kazeem Fayemi - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (2):2-18.
    The aim of this paper is to re-examine the hermeneutic in the ongoing discourse on methodology in African philosophy. The diverse understanding of hermeneutics is not only limited to Western philosophy; in the few decades of its history in African philosophy, hermeneutics has also assumed different meanings. This paper discusses not only the historical evolution and development of hermeneutists in the West, but also the African hermeneutists: Tsenay Serequeberhan, Okonda Okolo, Sophie Oluwole, Raphael Madu, and Bruce Janz. Through a comparative (...)
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    Phronesis and the Epistemological Journey Through Research Undertakings Involving Human Participants in the Context of Sierra Leone.Emerson Abraham Jackson - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (2):37-54.
    This article has provided some philosophical thoughts concerning the journey of research undertakings involving human participants, with consideration given to both natural / physical and human / social science fields, and with a focus on the situation in Sierra Leone. In the process of professional engagement, researchers must seek to give serious reflective thoughts on how their engagement may affect participants and communities - this study has unravelled some thoughts on evolving perspectives. Ethical code of practice has been highlighted as (...)
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  3. Mesembe Edet’s Conversation with Innocent Onyewuenyi: An Exposition of the Significance of the Method and Canons of Conversational Philosophy.Nweke Clement Victor - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (2):54-72.
    The basic thesis of this essay is that the progressive development of any discipline is propelled by incessant constructive criticisms, creative emendation and articulate reconstruction of established positions and received opinions in the discipline. Accordingly, the essay argues that the method and canons of Conversational Philosophy are very significant to the progressive development of African philosophy. This is because they are fundamentally articulated to promote the constructive criticism, creative emendation, and articulate reconstruction of established positions or received opinions in African (...)
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    The African Predicament and a Case for Singer’s ‘Samaritanism’: An Existentialist Interpretation.Okeregbe Anthony - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (2):19-36.
    Africa has always been viewed as a land of the world’s greatest potential. It has been described ad nauseam as a land of abundant natural and human resources, the cradle of civilization and the bastion of man’s natural spirituality. In spite of this apparent superlative richness, the present African condition is also well documented as a paradox. If Africa is this resource rich, why is it so backward and economically poor? In line with the existentialist notion of solicitude and care, (...)
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  5. Understanding the Difference Between African Magic and African Science: A Conversation with Christian Emedolu.S. Uduagwu Chukwueloka - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (2):74-78.
    In the spirit of conversational philosophy endorsed by the Conversational School of Philosophy, I am oblige not to venerate ideas but to interrogate and scrutinize them in search of loopholes to be filled and weak points that needed to be strengthened in order to achieve what Jonathan Chimakonam calls theoretic sophistication and promote Global Expansion of Thought. To promote GET in African philosophy which has to do with embedding theories and principles with cultural contents like the idea of African science (...)
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    Beyond Irredentism and Jingoism: Reflections on the Nature of Logic and the Quest for African Logic.Uduma Oji Uduma - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (2):80-128.
    In this article, I attempt once more to revisit the subject of logic in African philosophy or as some would have it, African logic. I discuss the views of those I call jingoists and irredentists and distance myself from them. I argue that there is logic in every human culture and language. I argue also that even the ancient Africans had logic in their languages. My goal is to show that logic as the tool of thought is universal and not (...)
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    Is African Science True Science? Reflections on the Methods of African Science.Oseni Taiwo Afisi - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (1):59-75.
    The general character of science and the methodology it employs are in specific terms referred to as observation and experimentation. These two methodologies reflect how science differs from other systematic modes of inquiries. This description characterises, strictly, ‘Western science’ and it is contrasted with the indigenous mode of enquiry that has come under the name, ‘African science’. In contemporary scholarship, ‘African science’ is being condemned to the level of the mysticoreligious or supernaturalist worldview. ‘African science’ is said to be purely (...)
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  8. Book Review: A Monumental Contribution to the Genre of African Philosophy. [REVIEW]Ada Agada - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (1):118-124.
    A review of [Existence and Consolation: Reinventing Ontology, Gnosis and Values in African Philosophy]. Author: Ada Agada Editor: Jonathan O. Chimakonam Publisher: Paragon House and 3rd Logic Option Number of Pages: 368 Reviewer: Joseph N. AGBO Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.
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    Book Review: A Monumental Contribution to the Genre of African Philosophy. [REVIEW]Joseph N. Agbo - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (1):118-124.
    A review of [Existence and Consolation: Reinventing Ontology, Gnosis and Values in African Philosophy]. Author: Ada Agada Editor: Jonathan O. Chimakonam Publisher: Paragon House and 3rd Logic Option Number of Pages: 368 Reviewer: Joseph N. AGBO Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.
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    Fidelity to Western Metaphysics: A Challenge to Authentic African Existence.Innocent I. Asouzu - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (1):2-16.
    In this paper, I tried to show how Western attitude to reality can be traced to the divisive exclusivist type of mind-set behind Aristotle’s conception of the world. I gesture toward some of the severest consequences of approaching the world with such a mind-set, and how such has complicated matters in some of the major debates in African philosophy. By recourse to ibuanyidanda or complementary philosophy, the author explores ways of addressing some of the challenges approaches of this kind present (...)
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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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  12. 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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    Xenophobia and its Implications for Social Order in Africa.Bolatito A. Lanre-Abass - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (1):30-41.
    Xenophobia, a form of discrimination practiced in countries, particularly in South Africa, is one of the major challenges confronting the modern day society. This paper examines xenophobia as a menace showing at the same time that this discriminatory practice bifurcates societies by creating a dichotomy amidst the various occupants of the society, thereby giving room for “otherness” rather than “orderliness”. The paper also highlights the philosophical implications of this societal bifurcation, particularly to the human community. Seeking a plausible way of (...)
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    Questioning the Validity, Veracity and Viability of the Case for “Cogno-Normative Epistemology”: A Conversation with Chimakonam.Victor C. A. Nweke - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (1):109-117.
    In this short conversation, I will engage Jonathan Chimakonam’s essay entitled “The knowledge Question in African Philosophy: A Case for Cogno-Normative Epistemology” published as the chapter four of [Atuolu Omalu: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy]. I will identify the major submissions of the essay and engage them critically with the aim of opening new vistas of thought. My method will be conversationalim. Keywords : Conversational philosophy, Jonathan Chimakonam, African philosophy, epistemology, cogno-normative.
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    Morality, Justice and the Challenge of Execution of Witches in Africa.Victor Olusola Olanipekun - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (1):17-29.
    The question whether justice can be completely detached from morality seems to be relevant to the discussion of the issues that surround the execution of witches in Africa. In spite the widespread belief in witchcraft in African societies, it is apparent that part of the West as well as the Judeo-Christian traditions also support this view. However, this does not remove the fact that, there are thousands of individuals who are still sceptical about such belief. This paper agrees with the (...)
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    Reparation, Slavery and Political Realism: The Challenge of Contemporary African Leadership.Adeolu Oluwaseyi Oyekan - 2016 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5 (1):42-58.
    In spite of some revisionist attempts to rationalise slavery as just another form of trade between interested parties, there is an overwhelming conviction that it represented an age of man’s highest inhumanity to fellow man. Accordingly, calls have been loud and persistent as to the need for reparation which though will never compensate for actual loss, nevertheless has the possibility of symbolising penitence and serve as cushion for some of the debilitating damages done. This paper examines the moral basis of (...)
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