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    Pathways to Alternative Epistemologies in Africa.Adeshina Afolayan (ed.) - 2021 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This volume investigates alternative epistemological pathways by which knowledge production in Africa can proceed. The contributors, using different intellectual dynamics, explore the existing epistemological dominance of the West—from architecture to gender discourse, from environmental management to democratic governance—and offer distinct and unique arguments that challenge the denigration of the different and differing modes of knowing that the West considered “barbaric” and “primitive.” This volume therefore constitutes a minimal gesture that further contributes to the ongoing discourse on alternative modes of knowing (...)
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    Introduction: Alternative Epistemologies and the Imperative of an Afrocentric Mythology.Adeshina Afolayan, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso & Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba - 2021 - In Pathways to Alternative Epistemologies in Africa. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 1-16.
    In this chapter, the authors trace the epistemic challenge initiated by colonialism as part of its civilizing and modernizing missions, and the epistemological violence that undermined Africa’s knowledge systems. The chapter argues that the anticolonial and decolonization efforts have been more programmatic without pushing the boundary of decolonizing the epistemic basis of colonialism. The chapter then contends that decolonizing resistance can best be captured in the form of a reversed epistemic process that not only excavates Africa’s knowledge forms, Africanizes other (...)
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    Philosophy and National Development in Nigeria: Towards a Tradition of Nigerian Philosophy.Adeshina Afolayan - 2018 - New York: Routledge.
    What does it imply for Nigerian philosophers to conscientiously and engagingly reflect on Nigeria as a place of philosophy and as a dynamic plural context of socioeconomic, political, cultural and ethnic problems? Any answer to this question automatically constitutes the opening salvo to the reflection on the evolution of a Nigerian tradition of philosophy and philosophizing. This book represents such an initial salvo in in its attempt to hammer out the conditions for the possibility of a Nigerian tradition of philosophy (...)
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    The ethnocentric gaze: From ethnology to ethnophilosophy to “Africa”.Adeshina Afolayan - 2018 - South African Journal of Philosophy 37 (3):312-321.
    In this essay I deploy Sartre's phenomenology of the gaze as the foil to demonstrate the cultural and philosophical movement from ethnology to ethnophilosophy that produces a specific conception of Africa. The violence of the Western gaze on Africa led several ethnological and anthropological excavations of Africa's cultural beingness, and the eventual creation of ethnophilosophical reason. Despite the obvious limitations of ethnophilosophy, I argue in this essay for a conception of cultural agency around which we can properly understand “Africa” as (...)
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    The Palgrave Handbook of African Philosophy.Adeshina Afolayan & Toyin Falola (eds.) - 2017 - New York, NY, U.S.A.: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This handbook investigates the current state and future possibilities of African Philosophy, as a discipline and as a practice, vis-à-vis the challenge of African development and Africa’s place in a globalized, neoliberal capitalist economy. The volume offers a comprehensive survey of the philosophical enterprise in Africa, especially with reference to current discourses, arguments and new issues—feminism and gender, terrorism and fundamentalism, sexuality, development, identity, pedagogy and multidisciplinarity, etc.—that are significant for understanding how Africa can resume its arrested march towards decolonization (...)
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  6. Some Methodological Issues in the History of African Philosophy.Adeshina Afolayan - 2006 - In Olusegun Oladipo (ed.), Core issues in African philosophy. Ibadan, Nigeria: Hope Publications. pp. 21--40.
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    On critical African philosophy: Mapping the boundaries of a good philosophical tradition.Adeshina Afolayan - 2023 - Metaphilosophy 54 (2-3):223-237.
    This essay deploys the existence of epistemic vices in the trajectory of Western philosophy to map the erasures and complicities that accompanied the emergence of contemporary African philosophy (CAP1). It argues that the complicity of CAP1 in the hyperspecialization and academic self‐absorption that marked the professionalization of Western philosophy, makes it difficult to attend to the conditions for its own possibility. CAP1 arguably needs to make a critical turn into critical African philosophy (CAP2), understood as a metatheoretical and metaphilosophical framework (...)
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  8. Beyond PostModernism: The Philosophy of Decolonisation and the Dilemma of African Scholarship.Adeshina Afolayan - 2008 - South Pacific Journal of Philosophy and Culture 9.
  9. Humanities and the Dilemma of African Modernity.Adeshina Afolayan - 2013 - Philosophia 41 (2).
    This essay tries to place the humanities in Africa squarely within the process of articulating an “agonistic imaginary” that is crucial in creating an African modernity. The humanities, in spite of the growing crisis in African university curricula , could and should serve as an intellectual catalyst towards the creation of a pedagogical atmosphere. Such an atmosphere is necessary for conceptualising an imaginary around which an African modern existence can emerge. In the words of Aloni , a humanistic education will (...)
     
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    Is postmodernism meaningful in yoruba?Adeshina Afolayan - 2008 - Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (2):209–224.
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    Resignifying the Universal: Critical Commentary on the Postcolonial African Identity and Development.Adeshina Afolayan - 2009 - Human Affairs 19 (4):363-377.
    Resignifying the Universal: Critical Commentary on the Postcolonial African Identity and Development The dimension of the debate on the relation between the universal and the particular in African philosophy has been skewed in favour 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 ethno-philosophical project and its attempt to rescue the idea of an African past necessary for (...)
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  12. Resignifying the Universal: Critical Commentary on Postcolonial African Identity and Development.Adeshina Afolayan - 2010 - Philosophia 38 (2).
    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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  13. The language question in African philosophy.Adeshina Afolayan - 2006 - In Olusegun Oladipo (ed.), Core issues in African philosophy. Ibadan, Nigeria: Hope Publications.
  14. Bios Theoretikos.Adeshina Afolayan - 2018 - In Philosophy and National Development in Nigeria: Towards a Tradition of Nigerian Philosophy. New York: Routledge.
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