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    The Question of Recentring Africa: Thoughts and Issues From the Global South.Pascah Mungwini - 2016 - South African Journal of Philosophy 35 (4):523-536.
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    The Challenges of Revitalizing an Indigenous and Afrocentric Moral Theory in Postcolonial Education in Zimbabwe.Pascah Mungwini - 2011 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (7):773-787.
    This work contributes to the philosophical debate on the normative dimension of postcolonial education in Zimbabwe. The work is a reaction to revelations made by the Commission of Inquiry into Education and Training of 1999 and its concomitant recommendations. Among its many observations, the Commission noted that there was a worrisome development concerning the normative dimension of the country's education, which needed to be addressed by the introduction and strengthening of an indigenous moral theory of unhu/ubuntu in the education system. (...)
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    Dialogue as the Negation of Hegemony: An African Perspective.Pascah Mungwini - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):395-407.
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  4. Pan-Africanism and Epistemologies of the South.Pascah Mungwini - 2017 - Theoria 64 (153):165-186.
    The topic of pan-Africanism today brings to the fore questions of the unfinished humanistic project of decolonisation in Africa. When Kwasi Wiredu calls for the need for conceptual decolonisation in Africa, he recognises the intellectual price the continent continues to pay as a result of conceptual confusions and distortions caused by a colonial conceptual idiom implanted in the African mind. Reflecting on the potential which the ideology of pan-Africanism holds for the continent’s future, my position is that the same passion (...)
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    ‘Philosophy and Tradition in Africa’: Critical Reflections on the Power and Vestiges of Colonial Nomenclature.Pascah Mungwini - 2011 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 3 (1):1-19.
    The colonial narrative in Africa is replete with instances and processes of naming that were used not only to construct social realities and produce power and privilege, but also to inscribe, reify or denigrate African cultures. This work examines how the discourse of naming, specifically terms selected, stipulatively defined and applied by Western colonialists and early Western anthropologists, continue to sustain ambivalent attitudes towards the African heritage. It analyses the way in which the popular term and prefix ‘traditional’ is used (...)
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    Rape, Sexual Politics and the Construction of Manhood Among the Shona of Zimbabwe: Some Philosophical Reflections.Pascah Mungwini & Kudzai Matereke - 2010 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 2 (1):1-19.
    This paper interrogates the language that mediates sex and sexuality among the Shona of Zimbabwe. It draws from the method of ordinary language philosophy to argue that culture, and specifically language, can constitute an effective incubator for the emotions that result in rape. Further, the paper shows how the constructions of masculinity among the Shona render the female body a subject of male dominance. The paper contends that culture, through the stories that it tells about sex and the language it (...)
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    ‘Surveillance and Cultural Panopticism’: Situating Foucault in African Modernities.Pascah Mungwini - 2012 - South African Journal of Philosophy 31 (2):340-353.
    In philosophical terms, the African encounter with Western modernity defines the context within which much of what unfolds in postcolonial Africa can be understood, including even its ethical and social problems. This work utilizes Foucault’s theory of panopticism to reflect on the challenges of social control and harmony in contemporary African society. It establishes the link between panopticism and indigenous African cultures from the fact that indigenous societies deployed mechanisms of instituting social control and harmony similar to the phenomena of (...)
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    The Critique of Ethnophilosophy in the Mapping and Trajectory of African Philosophy.Pascah Mungwini - 2019 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 8 (3):1-20.
    By ignoring the history of thinking in other traditions around the world, philosophy established itself as a narrow tradition, and in the name of reason, according to Bernasconi, it constituted itself as a narrative shaped largely by exclusions. Similar exclusionary tendencies have also permeated the field of African philosophy. In an effort to legitimise and indeed consolidate their discipline, a generation of academic philosophers in Africa have attempted to establish the boundaries of African philosophy with significant consequences on its meaning (...)
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    Why Epistemic Decolonization?Pascah Mungwini, Aaron Creller, Michael J. Monahan & Esme G. Murdock - 2019 - Journal of World Philosophies 4 (2):70-105.
    Why decolonize knowledge and philosophy? Pascah Mungwini proposes that epistemic decolonization should be implemented to remain true to the spirit of philosophy and to the idea of humanity. Aaron Creller, Michael Monahan, and Esme Murdock focus on different aspects of Mungwini’s proposal in their individual responses. Creller suggests some “best practices” so that comparative epistemology can take into account the parochial embeddedness of universal reason. While Monahan underscores that world philosophy as a project must openly acknowledge its own incompleteness and (...)
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