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Edwin Etieyibo
University of the Witwatersrand
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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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    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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    Method, Substance, and the Future of African Philosophy.Edwin E. Etieyibo (ed.) - 2018 - 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.
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    Review of Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science, Routledge, 2021. [REVIEW]Robert A. Wilson, Edwin Etieyibo, Raphael Uchôa, Andrew Buskell & Catherine Kendig - forthcoming - Philosophy of Science.
    Review of the 26 chapters in the collection Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science, Routledge, 2021.
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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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    Moral Education, Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Inspired Communities.Edwin Etieyibo - 2017 - South African Journal of Philosophy 36 (3):311-325.
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    African Philosophy.Edwin Etieyibo & Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2016 - Philosophia Africana 18 (1):1-7.
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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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  10. 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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    African Philosophy and Proverbs.Edwin Etieyibo - 2016 - Philosophia Africana 18 (1):21-39.
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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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    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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  14. On the One Concept and Many Accounts of African Ethics.Edwin Etieyibo - 2022 - 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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  15. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Understanding Ethics, 3rd Edition.Edwin Etieyibo - 2014 - South African Journal of Philosophy 33 (3):375-376.
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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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