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    Ezumezu: A System of Logic for African Philosophy and Studies.Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2019 - Cham, Switzerland: Springer Verlag.
    The issue of a logic foundation for African thought connects well with the question of method. Do we need new methods for African philosophy and studies? Or, are the methods of Western thought adequate for African intellectual space? These questions are not some of the easiest to answer because they lead straight to the question of whether or not a logic tradition from African intellectual space is possible. Thus in charting the course of future direction in African philosophy and studies, (...)
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    African Metaphysics, Epistemology and a New Logic: A Decolonial Approach to Philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam & L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2021 - Springer Verlag.
    This book focuses on African metaphysics and epistemology, and is an exercise in decoloniality. The authors describe their approach to "decoloniality" as an intellectual repudiation of coloniality, using the method of conversational thinking grounded in Ezumezu logic. Focusing specifically on both African metaphysics and African epistemology, the authors put forward theories formulated to stimulate fresh debates and extend the frontiers of learning in the field. They emphasize that this book is not a project in comparative philosophy, nor is it geared (...)
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  3. African philosophy and global epistemic injustice.Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2017 - Journal of Global Ethics 13 (2):120-137.
    In this paper, I consider how the discourse on global epistemic justice might be approached differently if some contributions from the African philosophical place are taken seriously. To be specific, I argue that the debate on global justice broadly has not been global. I cite as an example, the exclusion or marginalisation of African philosophy, what it has contributed and what it may yet contribute to the global epistemic edifice. I point out that this exclusion is a case of epistemic (...)
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    Transforming the African philosophical place through conversations: An inquiry into the Global Expansion of Thought.Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):462-479.
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    Introduction.Aribiah David Attoe, Samuel T. Segun, Victor Nweke, Umezurike John Ezugwu & Jonathan Okeke Chimakonam - 2023 - In Aribiah David Attoe, Segun Samuel Temitope, Victor Nweke, John Umezurike & Jonathan Okeke Chimakonam (eds.), Conversations on African Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence. Springer Verlag. pp. 1-5.
    Philosophy of mind as a branch of philosophy has been growing. With a vast array of literature stemming from Plato to Descartes, down to Daniel Dennett and Paul and Patricia Churchland, there is no doubt that a lot has been said in that area regarding the mind-body problem, consciousness, the role of the human brain, etc. More so, with the advancement in neuroscience, newer and more interesting discussions linking neuroscience to philosophy of mind is inevitable. Equally as interesting, is the (...)
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    Can the philosophy curriculum be Africanised? An examination of the prospects and challenges of some models of Africanisation.Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2016 - South African Journal of Philosophy 35 (4):513-522.
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    Can individual autonomy and rights be defended in Afro-communitarianism?Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 7 (2):122-141.
    I argue that individual autonomy and rights can be defended but only in African or qualified version of communitarianism. I posit that there are two possible versions of communitarianism: the qualified or the African and the unqualified or the version discussed mostly by Western scholars. I show that Ifeanyi Menkiti, Kwame Gyekye, Michael Eze and Bernard Matolino have formulated communitarian theories of right in African philosophy. I explain that while Menkiti and Gyekye erroneously employed the unqualified version in their proposals, (...)
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    Why the ‘Politics’ against African Philosophy should be Discontinued.Jonathan O. Chimakonam & Victor Clement Nweke - 2018 - Dialogue 57 (2):277-301.
    Nous soutenons que l’enseignement de la philosophie à travers le monde est encore hanté par une «politique» de marginalisation des traditions moins favorisées comme la philosophie africaine. Des travaux renommés montrent que le programme classique de philosophie utilisé dans les établissements d’enseignement à travers le monde est principalement occidental et, en tant que tel, très colonial. Nous soutenons que cela équivaut à une sorte d’«injustice épistémique» qui porte préjudice à la production de la connaissance. Nous affirmons en particulier que cette (...)
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    The Value of Conversational Thinking in Building a Decent World.Jonathan O. Chimakonam & Uti Ojah Egbai - 2016 - Dialogue and Universalism 26 (4):105-117.
    In this paper we focus on conversational thinking to demonstrate the value of public reasoning in building a decent world and true democracies. We shall take into account the views of selected scholars, especially John Rawls and Jürgen Habermas, on law and democratic practice, to explain why post-colonial Africa is weighed down by sociopolitical hegemonies that have aversion to their opposition and eliminate room for strong institutions, rule of law and human rights. In light of conversational thinking, this eliminates any (...)
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    Can Conversational Thinking serve as a suitable pedagogical approach for philosophy education in African schools?Jonathan O. Chimakonam & L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - forthcoming - Journal of Philosophy of Education.
    This article investigates whether Conversational Thinking can suitably serve as a pedagogical approach for philosophy education in African schools (primary and secondary levels). We argue that there is a need to introduce and teach philosophy in schools in Africa. Additionally, we argue that it would be apropos to adopt a decolonial approach in developing such curricula, which, amongst others, could accommodate African approaches to philosophy. We contend that African homegrown frameworks, such as Conversational Thinking, can serve as appropriate decolonial strategies (...)
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    Addressing the problem of mass poverty in the Sub-Saharan Africa: Conversational thinking as a tool for inclusive development.Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2019 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 8 (1):141-161.
    I argue that one way in which a problem such as mass poverty in the sub-Saharan Africa can be addressed is through inclusive development, which is a pro poor, pro all, programme. However, it appears that the theoretical framework that can deliver the values of inclusive development has yet to be clearly sorted out. This is because, while bringing together all actors and factors, inclusive development should not subsume individual endowments to collective values. I fault Amartya Sen’s Capabilities approach which (...)
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    History of African Philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2017 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    History of African Philosophy This article traces the history of systematic African philosophy from the early 1920s to date. In Plato’s Theaetetus, Socrates suggests that philosophy begins with wonder. Aristotle agreed. However, recent research shows that wonder may have different subsets. If that is the case, which specific subset of wonder inspired the beginning of … Continue reading History of African Philosophy →.
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    African Philosophy.Edwin Etieyibo & Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2016 - Philosophia Africana 18 (1):1-7.
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    Self-Preservation and Coloniality.Jonathan O. Chimakonam & Dorothy N. Oluwagbemi-Jacob - 2023 - Dialogue and Universalism 33 (1):111-128.
    In this paper, we will critically examine the notion of rationality and the disabling instinct of self-preservation that play out in human relationships. That “man is a rational animal,” as Aristotle declared is usually taken for granted in social studies. But whether humans act rationally all the time, and in all circumstances remains questionable. Here, we shall investigate this concern from a decolonial perspective by engaging some contradictions thrown up in the context of coloniality within which a section of humanity (...)
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    The Problem of Evil from a Decolonial Viewpoint.Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues & Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2023 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 24 (1):51-72.
    In this article, we contest the idea that evil does not exist, or that it is a mistaken grasp of reality to contend that evil exists. We analyze two versions of this argument: the 'orchestra argument' and the 'mystical argument.' In common, these arguments contend that those who affirm the existence of evil in the world have a limited view of reality. We argue that these views are either over-abstract from reality or do not offer a plausible approach to the (...)
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    The Logical Problem of Evil and African War Ethics.Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues & Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2022 - Journal of Military Ethics 21 (3):272-285.
    The morality of war has been debated from a variety of perspectives. However, it has rarely been intertwined with the topic of the existence of God. Sometimes anti-theists argue that the existence of a Western Judeo-Christian God who is omnipotent, omniscient and morally perfect is inconsistent with the existence of evils such as war. We will argue that there is no such logical inconsistency between the God of the African traditional religions and the evil of war. First, we contend that (...)
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  17. The knowledge question in African philosophy : a case for cogno-normative (complementary) epistemology.Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2014 - In Atuolu Omalu: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy. Upa.
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    The Imperatives of Critical Thinking in Intercultural Philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam & Dorothy N. Oluwagbemi-Jacob - 2022 - Philosophia Africana 21 (2):100-117.
    In this research, an attempt is made to interrogate the practice of intercultural philosophy with a view to showing that the critical thinking mindset is imperative for a balanced, progressive, and respectful intercultural engagement. A world in which cultures relate to one another on the basis of equality, mutual respect, and recognition of one another’s identity and rights has remained elusive. The need for such a world and the dynamics of such transcultural relations form the central themes of intercultural philosophy. (...)
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    Eight Practical Issues in Contemporary African Philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam & Munamato Chemhuru - 2021 - In Jonathan O. Chimakonam, Edwin Etieyibo & Ike Odimegwu (eds.), Essays on Contemporary Issues in African Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 1-26.
    In this chapter, we revisit some of these central and unresolved practical problems facing contemporary African philosophy. We have identified racism, poverty, religion, gender, Afrophobia, sexuality, democracy and environment as some of the topical and contentious issues in post-colonial sub-Saharan Africa. Although these issues have been extensively dealt with in the literature in philosophy in general, they have largely been understood from different Western philosophical persuasions. Even though some African philosophers have considered these issues, there is still a lack of (...)
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    African Philosophy of Religion from a Global Perspective.Luis Cordeiro-Rodrigues & Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2022 - Filosofia Theoretica 11 (1):1-7.
    In this essay, we explore what the African Philosophy of Religion would look like from both a mono-disciplinary and comparative perspectives. To do this, a few concepts such as Gods, ancestorhood, relationality, and the problem of evil that appear in the essays in this special issue will be highlighted. Our aim here is not to provide a lengthy and rigorous analysis of the field of African Philosophy of Religion or even some of its main concepts, but to offer a platform (...)
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    African Philosophy of Religion from a Global Perspective: Deities, Ancestors, Relationality and the Problem of Evil.Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues & Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2022 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 11 (1):1-8.
    In this essay, we explore what the African Philosophy of Religion would look like from both a mono-disciplinary and comparative perspectives. To do this, a few concepts such as Gods, ancestorhood, relationality, and the problem of evil that appear in the essays in this special issue will be highlighted. Our aim here is not to provide a lengthy and rigorous analysis of the field of African Philosophy of Religion or even some of its main concepts, but to offer a platform (...)
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    Indigenous African Religions (IARs) and the Relational Value of Tolerance: Addressing the evil of violent conflicts in Africa.Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2022 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 11 (1):97-114.
    This essay argues that the inherent value of Indigenous African Religions, which ensures that the belief in different gods does not eclipse the fact of common humanity might be of importance to contemporary Africa plagued by ceaseless conflicts. The IAR ideology contrasts, for example, with that of Christianity which views the Christian God as the one true God and regards those who worship a different God as pagans and gentiles. It also contrasts with the ideology of Islam, which views Allah (...)
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    Conversations on African Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence.Aribiah David Attoe, Segun Samuel Temitope, Victor Nweke, John Umezurike & Jonathan Okeke Chimakonam (eds.) - 2023 - Springer Verlag.
    This book offers a first glimpse into contemporary African Philosophical thought, which covers issues related to the mind-body relationships, the problem of consciousness, the ethics of artificial intelligence, the meaning of life and other topics. Taking inspiration from the conversational tradition in African philosophy, this book not only engages with and takes inspiration from traditional African thought, but also engages with philosophical views outside the philosophical tradition in a bid to present a holistic understanding of the problems that are central (...)
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    Afro-Communitarianism and the Question of Rights.Jonathan O. Chimakonam & Victor C. A. Nweke - 2018 - Theoria 65 (157):78-99.
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    Are Digital Technologies Transforming Humanity and Making Politics Impossible?Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2020 - Dialogue and Universalism 30 (1):209-223.
    My question in this paper is whether digital technologies transform humanity and make politics impossible. Digital technologies, no doubt, are revolutionary. But I argue that what they have done in the Post-Cold War era are: (1) to further contract the spaces between politicians and the people; (2) transform actors from subjects to objects, such that we may in addition to social identities, talk about digital identities; (3) relocate the public sphere from squares to ilosphere where individuals are granted enormous expressive (...)
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    Atuolu Omalu: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam (ed.) - 2014 - Lanham, Maryland: Upa.
    That African philosophy began with frustration and not with wonder as it is in Western tradition is a radical statement with far-reaching implications. Implications that are, as challenging as they are intellectually refreshing thus reinvigorating interest in the African discourse. As the discipline of African philosophy vitiated in the post debate disillusionment met with a new generation critical fire; methodic, technical and theoretic demands and issues unresolved in the old order surface. Old questions re-emerge with new and daunting toga while (...)
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  27. Contemporary Language, Logic, and Metaphysics: African and Western Approaches (tentative title).Jonathan O. Chimakonam & Monique Whitaker (eds.) - 2024
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  28. Dating and periodization questions in African philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2014 - In Atuolu Omalu: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy. Upa.
     
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    Editorial Introduction: Why we should explore the metaphysical, epistemological and logical dimensions of African philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 7 (3):1-8.
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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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  31. Environmental thinking in African philosophy : a defence of biocentrism using the notion of nma ndu.Jonathan O. Chimakonam & L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2021 - In Inkeri Koskinen, David Ludwig, Zinhle Mncube, Luana Poliseli & Luis Reyes-Galindo (eds.), Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science. Routledge.
     
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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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    Logic and African philosophy: seminal essays on African systems of thought.Jonathan O. Chimakonam (ed.) - 2020 - Wilmington, Delaware: Vernon Press.
    Logic and African Philosophy: Seminal Essays on African Systems of Thought aims to put African intellectual history in perspective, with focus on the subjects of racism, logic, language, and psychology. The volume seeks to fill in the gaps left by the exclusion of African thinkers that are frequent in the curricula of African schools concerning history, sociology, philosophy, and cultural studies. The book is divided into four parts that are preceded by an introduction to link up the essays and emphasize (...)
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    Philosophy and Economic Injustice in Nigeria.Jonathan O. Chimakonam, Irem Moses Ogah & Mulumba Obiajulu - 2014 - Philosophy Study 4 (7).
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    The Epistemology of Womanhood: Ignored Contentions among Igbo Women of Eastern Nigeria.Jonathan Okeke Chimakonam & Sunny Nzie Agu - 2013 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 5 (2):57-79.
    Feminists all over the world are united in their contentions on many fronts such as societal norms and conditions that militate against a woman’s expression of her rights and abilities. In as many fronts, they have gained grounds, if not outright victories. However, we observe that among the Igbo women of Eastern Nigeria there is a front which accounts for substantial female deprivation, and which feminists have consistently passed over in their contentions, namely, the feminine cognition also known as epistemology (...)
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