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    Anthropocentrism, African Metaphysical Worldview, and Animal Practices: A Reply to Kai Horsthemke.Edwin Etieyibo - 2017 - Journal of Animal Ethics 7 (2):145-162.
    In his recently published book Animals and African Ethics, Kai Horsthemke makes two important and related claims. The first is that most African metaphysical, religious, and ethical positions and perspectives on animals are anthropocentric. Second, he states that if there are one or more principles of duties regarding other animals derivable from these positions and perspectives, they are at best “indirect duties.” In this article, I critically engage with these claims in the context of the ontological beliefs and ethical standpoints (...)
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    Ubuntu, Cosmopolitanism, and Distribution of Natural Resources.Edwin Etieyibo - 2017 - Philosophical Papers 46 (1):139-162.
    In this paper, I argue that Ubuntu can be construed as a strict form of cosmopolitan moral and political theory. The implication of this is that the duty or obligation that humans owe other humans arises in virtue of humanity or the notion of human-ness. That is, one is a person insofar as he or she forms humane relations and it is this particular way of beingness that makes every person both an object and subject of duty. On this cosmopolitan (...)
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    Method, Substance, and the Future of African Philosophy.Edwin E. Etieyibo (ed.) - 2018 - Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
    This book takes stock of the strides made to date in African philosophy. Authors focus on four important aspects of African philosophy: the history, methodological debates, substantive issues in the field, and direction for the future. By collating this anthology, Edwin E. Etieyibo excavates both current and primordial knowledge in African philosophy, enhancing the development of this growing field.
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    Why ought the philosophy curriculum in universities in Africa be Africanised?Edwin Etieyibo - 2016 - South African Journal of Philosophy 35 (4):404-417.
    The position that I defend and argue for in this paper is that we ought to or are obligated to Africanise the philosophy curriculum in universities in Africa. This obligation is grounded on the overarching consideration not to wrong Africans by committing testimonial and hermeneutical injustices against them, and where committing these forms of epistemic injustice prevents us from enhancing the autonomy of Africans and maximising or promoting utility. I take the issues that I discuss and the argument that I (...)
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    Moral education, ubuntu and ubuntu-inspired communities.Edwin Etieyibo - 2017 - South African Journal of Philosophy 36 (3):311-325.
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    Genetic enhancement, social justice, and welfare-oriented patterns of distribution.Edwin Etieyibo - 2012 - Bioethics 26 (6):296-304.
    The debate over the host of moral issues that genetic enhancement technology (GET) raises has been significant. One argument that has been advanced to impugn its moral legitimacy is the ‘unfair advantage argument’ (UAA), which states: allowing access to GET to be determined by socio-economic status would lead to unjust outcomes, namely, create a genetic caste system, and with it the exacerbation and perpetuation of existing socio-economic inequalities. Fritz Allhoff has recently objected to the argument, the kernel of which is (...)
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    Feminism and women in African philosophy.Edwin Etieyibo & Pedro Tabensky - 2023 - South African Journal of Philosophy 42 (3):161-164.
    In this preamble, we highlight some of the more recent work on gender and sexuality in African philosophy. We do this as a way of introducing the special issue on “African Philosophy, Women, and Feminism”. In particular, we outline and highlight the trajectory and intellectual landscape of several discussions on women and feminism in African philosophy in the issue, and in this way, build on some previous work on gender, women, sexuality and African philosophy.
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    Gender relations and social justice in Africa: Toward a duty-based approach to gender-based violence.Abiodun Paul Afolabi & Edwin Etieyibo - 2023 - South African Journal of Philosophy 42 (3):230-245.
    A large and important part of social relations is gender relations between men and women. Over time, the manifestation of such relations has often been one of violence, particularly violence against women. Different approaches have been deployed to deal with the experience of gender-based violence (GBV). One popular approach is the human rights framework that suggest that GBV can be addressed by granting certain rights to women. We argue that while a human rights framework holds some promise in resolving GBV, (...)
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    African Philosophy.Edwin Etieyibo & Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2016 - Philosophia Africana 18 (1):1-7.
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    Igbo values and women.Onyinye Patricia Emua & Edwin Etieyibo - 2023 - South African Journal of Philosophy 42 (3):202-216.
    This article discusses some of the core values among the Igbos. This is done partly as a way of showing the way in which these values play out both in gender relations in and highlighting the way women are viewed. In this sense, our attempt here should be understood as an investigation. The values that we examine are those of truthfulness or truth, respect or respectfulness and industry or industriousness or hard work. The aim is to help make the case (...)
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    Trivalent Logic, African Logic, and African Metaphysics.Edwin Etieyibo - 2023 - In Björn Freter, Elvis Imafidon & Mpho Tshivhase (eds.), Handbook of African Philosophy. Dordrecht, New York: Springer Verlag. pp. 265-279.
    The claim that is examined in this chapter is that, as is bivalent logic, trivalent logic occupies a place in the field of logic. A trivalent logic is a three-value logical system, and a bivalent logic is a two-value logical system. As part of advancing this claim, the chapter uses the examples of trivalent logic in Charles Sanders Peirce’s thought, the trivalent logic of Janus, the Aymará trivalent logical system, and African trivalent logic. Using the example of ancestorhood, where characteristically (...)
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    Race, Intellectual Racism, and the Opened Door.Edwin Etieyibo - 2023 - Critical Philosophy of Race 11 (2):309-338.
    ABSTRACT There are forms of discriminations that are not defensible, and unjustified discriminations manifest in different forms. One such manifestation is racism, which involves the use of morally arbitrary natural and moral constituents (characteristics, abilities, qualities) to demarcate racial or ethnic groups and consequently designate some groups as superior and others as inferior. In this article, I discuss one form of racism (intellectual racism), namely, racism in relation to color, as a way of highlighting how the notion of superiority and (...)
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    Indigenous culture and the decolonisation of feminist thought in Africa.Aderonke Ajiboro & Edwin Etieyibo - 2023 - South African Journal of Philosophy 42 (3):165-175.
    The existence of current feminist thought in Africa is tainted by colonialism. Colonial and postcolonial anthropological thought and Eurocentric scholarship have misrepresented Africa as a society where social and gender roles were largely lopsided. Hence, current feminist thought (which are largely Western) on oppression of women, subjugation and suppression were imposed on the historicity of Africans. In this article, we argue that the misrepresentations of feminism of the indigenous societal order in Africa should be ignored. We bring to the fore (...)
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    Guest editor’s introduction: The task of Africanising the philosophy curriculum in universities in Africa.Edwin Etieyibo - 2016 - South African Journal of Philosophy 35 (4):377-382.
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    Essays on Contemporary Issues in African Philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam, Edwin Etieyibo & Ike Odimegwu (eds.) - 2021 - Springer Verlag.
    This volume is a collection of chapters about contemporary issues within African philosophy. They are issues African philosophy must grapple with to demonstrate its readiness to make a stand against some of the challenges society faces in the coming decade such as xenophobia, Afro-phobia, extreme poverty, democratic failure and migration. The text covers new methodical directions and there is focus on the conversationalist, complementarist and consolationist movements within the field as well as the place of the Indigenous Knowledge System.The collection (...)
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    Ka Osi Sọ Onye: African philosophy in the postmodern era.Jonathan O. Chimakonam, Edwin E. Etieyibo, Olatunji A. Oyeshile & Ifeanyi Menkiti (eds.) - 2018 - Wilmington, Deleware, United States: Vernon Press.
    This collection is about composing thought at the level of modernism and decomposing it at the postmodern level where many cocks might crow with African philosophy as a focal point. It has two parts: part one is titled 'The journey of reason in African philosophy', and part two is titled 'African philosophy and postmodern thinking'. There are seven chapters in both parts. Five of the essays are reprinted here as important selections while nine are completely new essays commissioned for this (...)
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    Descartes and Epistemology With or Without God.Edwin Etieyibo - 2015 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 16 (1):65-86.
    The conventioral understanding takes God to pray a pivotal philosophical role in Descartes's epistemological project. Michael Della Rocca disagrees with this interpretation. In a recent article, " Descartes, the Cartesian Circle, and epistemology without God," he forcefully argues for the view that takes God to be peripheral and at the fringe of Descartes's account of knowledge. He argues that Descartes renders God less important in his epistemology simply in virtue of having normative certainty of clear and distinct ideas or perceptions (...)
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    Global Warming, Climate Change and Justice.Edwin Etieyibo - 2020 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 21 (1):50-76.
    As an international instrument on climate change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change embraces a general obligation to protect the climate system, from which some specific obligations for developed countries fall off from. In this paper, I discuss three of such obligations. Firstly, the obligation to address the causes of climate change and to mitigate its adverse effects, next, the obligation to assist developing countries that are vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change in meeting the costs (...)
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    Negotiating Pre-colonial History and Future Democracy: Examining Lauer’s Intervention on Wiredu’s Consensual Democracy.Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani & Edwin Etieyibo - 2019 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 20 (1):111-131.
    Kwasi Wiredu proposed a democracy by consensus, inspired by the consensual practices of the traditional Akan of Africa. But his presentation of the traditional consensual practices has been criticized for inaccurateness. Helen Lauer embarks on what she sees as cleaning the debate of the misreading of Wiredu’s presentation of traditional consensual practices by his critics. This is commendable. However, we claim that she does not succeed in the task that she set out to do. We argue that her failure partly (...)
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    African Philosophy.Edwin Etieyibo - 2016 - Philosophia Africana 18 (1):1-7.
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    Bargaining and agreement in Gauthier's moral contractarianism.Edwin Etieyibo - 2013 - South African Journal of Philosophy 32 (3):221-233.
    Bargaining and distribution of benefits accruing from social cooperation are central topics in contractarian accounts of morality or distributive justice in general and David Gauthier’s Morals by Agreement in particular. In this paper, I raise some problems for MbA both with regards to bargaining over the benefits of social cooperation and the distribution of such benefits. The worries I raise piggyback on a couple of Jan Narveson’s earlier queries of some of the topics in MbA: those of ‘questionable foundation’ and (...)
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  22. Between contractualism and contractarianism.Edwin Etieyibo - 2018 - In Edwin E. Etieyibo (ed.), Perspectives in social contract theory. Washington DC: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.
     
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  23. Cartesian hyperbolic doubts and the “painting analogy” in the First Meditation.Edwin Etieyibo - 2010 - Diametros 24:45-57.
    René Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy is his most celebrated philosophical work. The book remains one of the most significant and influential works in epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of mind in the history of Western philosophy. In this paper I examine the relationship between the various hyperbolic doubts, the dreaming, imperfect creator, and evil demon hypotheses in Meditation I. The paper shows that the "painting analogy" occupies a central position in the First Meditation not only because it effectively links together (...)
     
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  24. Disharmony as a Political Vice.Edwin Etieyibo - 2023 - In Uchenna B. Okeja (ed.), Routledge Handbook of African Political Philosophy. New York, NY: Routledge.
     
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    Disabilities in Nigeria: Attitudes, Reactions, and Remediation.Edwin Etieyibo & Odirin Omiegbe - 2017 - Hamilton Books.
    The subject of the book is about attitudes and reactions to different kinds of disabilities as well as remediation policies in Nigeria. It covers a number of areas including disabilities studies, education and philosophy of education.
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  26. Moral contractarianism, moral skepticism, and agreement.Edwin Etieyibo - 2018 - In Edwin E. Etieyibo (ed.), Perspectives in social contract theory. Washington DC: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.
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    Moral force and the “it-it” in Menkiti’s normative conception of personhood.Edwin Etieyibo - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 7 (2):47-60.
    What is the status and nature of the “it” and the ontological progression from an “it” to an “it” in Ifeanyi Menkiti’s normative conception of a person? In this article, I attempt to preliminarily give some nuance content to the “it” of childhood and the “it” of the nameless dead. My motivation is straightforwardly simple: to defend Menkiti’s claim that both “its” have some depersonalised moral standing or existence. However, in doing so, I argue that a better account of the (...)
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    Moral Force and the “It-It” in Menkiti’s Normative Conception of Personhood.Edwin Etieyibo - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica 7 (2):47-59.
    What is the status and nature of the “it” and the ontological progression from an “it” to an “it” in Ifeanyi Menkiti’s normative conception of a person? In this article, I attempt to preliminarily give some nuance content to the “it” of childhood and the “it” of the nameless dead. My motivation is straightforwardly simple: to defend Menkiti’s claim that both “its” have some depersonalised moral standing or existence. However, in doing so, I argue that a better account of the (...)
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    Metz’s Heterochthonous Relational Moral Theory and Business Ethics.Edwin Etieyibo - forthcoming - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice:1-18.
    One of the practical ethical areas that Thaddeus Metz applied his Relational Moral Theory (RMT) to is business ethics. In this important area of applied ethics, Metz examines the question of how business owners, and related agents ought to deal with others, especially workers and consumers. He argues that the relational account of obligations recommends a stakeholder model of business and provides a plausible alternative (if not better to) familiar kinds of utilitarianism and Kantianism. In this article, I discuss and (...)
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    On the One Concept and Many Accounts of African Ethics.Edwin Etieyibo - 2021 - In Jonathan O. Chimakonam, Edwin Etieyibo & Ike Odimegwu (eds.), Essays on Contemporary Issues in African Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 125-143.
    In this chapter, I begin the first attempt at mapping out what I consider to be the one concept of African ethics and some of its many accounts. I take the one concept of African ethics to be the general idea or notion of African morality and the many accounts to be narrations or versions that try to flesh out this concept. Regarding the one concept of African ethics, I suggest that constitutive of it or characteristic of it is communal (...)
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    Perspectives in social contract theory.Edwin E. Etieyibo (ed.) - 2018 - Washington DC: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.
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    Post-Modern Thinking and African Philosophy.Edwin Etieyibo - 2014 - Filosofia Theoretica 3 (1):67-82.
    I want to do a couple of things in this essay. First, I want to articulate the central direction that postmodern thinking or philosophy takes. Second, I want to present a brief sketch of African philosophy, focusing mostly on some aspects of African ethics. Third, I want togesture towards the view that while postmodern thinking seems to suggest that African philosophy is a legitimate narrative or “language game” it could beargued that given its central ideas and doctrines African philosophy may (...)
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    Substancehood in Locke, Spinoza, and Kant.Edwin Etieyibo - 2017 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 18 (1):43-60.
    Aristotle is credited with the first full-fledged robust philosophical discussion and presentation of substance. His account of substance presents different notions of substance, which were elaborated on and modified in the medieval and modern periods. Among those that elaborated on the conception of substance in the modern period are Rene Descartes, John Locke, Baruch or Benedict de Spinoza, George Berkeley, Gottfried Leibniz, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. What is the nature of substance and how is it understood by these philosophers? (...)
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    The Case of Competency and Informed Consent.Edwin Etieyibo - 2013 - Journal of Clinical Research and Bioethics 4 (2).
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    The Ethics of Government Privatisation in Nigeria.Edwin Etieyibo - 2011 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 3 (1):87-112.
    This paper seeks to determine whether or not the divesture of Nigeria’s state-owned enterprises by the Federal Government of Nigeria is ethical. Towards this end, it employs an analytic methodology to undertake a conceptual examination of the divesture of Nigeria’s SOEs by the FGN. The paper’s findings are: A large proportion of the Nigerian citizenry is opposed to its government’s privatization policy. A conducive socio-economic environment for privatization is lacking in Nigeria.The paper concludes that although privatization in general may be (...)
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    Themes in Blanshard's Coherence Theory of Truth.Edwin Etieyibo - 2014 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 15 (1):11-24.
    In this paper I examine five essential themes in Brand Blanshard's coherence theory of truth. Blanshard defines truth in terms of the rational or the interdependence of concepts, where concepts determine objects of experience rather than merely conform to them. On this view, truth is contextual and is the approximation of thought to reality or the systemization of the two ends - the immanent and transcendent. I raise some worries for this account of truth, foremost of which is the worry (...)
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  37. The question of cultural imperialism in African philosophy.Edwin Etieyibo - 2014 - In Jonathan O. Chimakonam (ed.), Atuolu Omalu: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy. Lanham, Maryland: Upa.
     
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    Understanding Ethics, 3rd edition.Edwin Etieyibo - 2014 - South African Journal of Philosophy 33 (3):375-376.
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    Menkiti on Community and Becoming a Person.Polycarp A. Ikuenobe & Edwin Etieyibo (eds.) - 2020 - Lexington Books.
    This book examines issues relating to Menkiti’s “Person and Community in African Traditional Thought,” which articulates an African notion of personhood. Contributors not only show that personhood is normative but also explore the implications this notion of personhood and citizenship holds for the nation-state in Africa.
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    Are we finished with the ethnophilosophy debate? A multi-perspective conversation.Elvis Imafidon, Bernard Matolino, Lucky Uchenna Ogbonnaya, Ada Agada, Aribiah David Attoe, Fainos Mangena & Edwin Etieyibo - 2019 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 8 (2):111-138.
    In line with the tradition of the Conversational School of Philosophy, this essay provides a rare and unique space of discourse for the authors to converse about the place of the ‘ethno’ in African philosophy. This conversation is a revisit, a renewal of the key positions that have coloured the ethnophilosophy debate by the conversers who themselves are notable contributors to arguments for and against the importance of ethnophilosophy in the unfolding of African philosophy particularly in the last decade or (...)
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  41. Ubuntu and social contract theory.Anthony Oritsegbubemi Oyowe & Edwin Etieyibo - 2018 - In Edwin E. Etieyibo (ed.), Perspectives in social contract theory. Washington DC: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.
     
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  42. How to Think with the Global South. Essay Review of Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science, Routledge, 2021. [REVIEW]Andrew Buskell, Edwin Etieyibo, Catherine Kendig, Raphael Uchôa & Robert A. Wilson - 2023 - Philosophy of Science 90 (1):209-217.
    Extended Essay Review of the 26 chapters in the collection Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science, Routledge, 2021.
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