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  1. African Philosophy: Traditional Yoruba Philosophy and Contemporary African Realities.Segun Gbadegesin - 1991 - P. Lang.
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    African Religions and Philosophy.John S. Mbiti - 1970 - Doubleday.
    "African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions. Mbiti adds a new dimension to the understanding of the history, thinking, and life throughout the African (...)
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    African Philosophy: Myth or Reality?Leo Apostel - 1981 - Story-Scientia.
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    Philosophy of Education in a New Key: Cultivating a Living Philosophy of Education to Overcome Coloniality and Violence in African Universities.Yusef Waghid, Nuraan Davids, Thokozani Mathebula, Judith Terblanche, Philip Higgs, Lester Shawa, Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu, Zayd Waghid, Celiwe Ngwenya, Joseph Divala, Faiq Waghid, Michael A. Peters & Marek Tesar - forthcoming - Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-14.
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    African Philosophy: Myth and Reality.Paulin J. Hountondji - 1983 - Indiana University Press.
    In this seminal exploration of the nature and future of African philosophy, Paulin J. Hountondji attacks a myth popularized by ethnophilosophers such as Placide Temples and Alexis Kagame that there is an indigenous, collective African philosophy, separate and distinct from the Western philosophical tradition. Hountondji contends that ideological manifestations of this view that stress the uniqueness of the African experience are protonationalist reactions against colonialism conducted, paradoxically, in the terms of colonialist discourse.
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    Philosophy and an African Culture.Kwasi Wiredu - 1980 - Cambridge University Press.
    What can philosophy contribute to African culture? What can it draw from it? Could there be a truly African philosophy that goes beyond traditional folk thought? Kwasi Wiredu tries in these essays to define and demonstrate a role for contemporary African philosophers which is distinctive but by no means parochial. He shows how they can assimilate the advances of analytical philosophy and apply them to the general social and intellectual changes associated with 'modernisation' and the transition to (...)
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    Indeterminancy, Ethnophilosophy, Linguistic Philosophy, African Philosophy.Barry Hallen - 1995 - Philosophy 70 (273):377 - 393.
    Various obstacles to the expression of African philosophy, arising from indeterminacies of translation, can be resolved by having recourse to the ordinary language approach to academic philosophy.
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  8. African Religions & Philosophy.John S. Mbiti - 1969 - Heinemann.
    Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in ...
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    Indeterminacy, Ethnophilosophy, Linguistic Philosophy, African Philosophy, Barry Hallen.Barry Hallen - 1995 - Philosophy 70 (273):377-94.
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    The African Philosophy Reader.P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.) - 2003 - Routledge.
    Divided into eight sections, each with introductory essays, the selections offer rich and detailed insights into a diverse multinational philosophical landscape. Revealed in this pathbreaking work is the way in which traditional philosophical issues related to ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology, for instance, take on specific forms in Africa's postcolonial struggles. Much of its moral, political, and social philosophy is concerned with the turbulent processes of embracing modern identities while protecting ancient cultures.
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    Philosophy in an African Place.Bruce B. Janz - 2009 - Lexington Books.
    Introduction: Philosophy-in-place -- Tradition in the periphery -- Questioning reason -- Wisdom is actually thought -- Culture and the problem of universality -- Listening to language -- Practicality : African philosophy's debts and duties -- Locating African philosophy.
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    African Philosophy in Search of Identity.D. A. Masolo - 1994 - Edinburgh University Press.
    " -- Africa Today "The excellence of this book lies in the wealth of perspectives that it brings to the discussion on what constitutes philosophy, rationality, ...
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    Postcolonial African Philosophy: A Critical Reader.Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (ed.) - 1997 - Wiley-Blackwell.
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    What Makes African Philosophy African? A Conversation with Aribiah David Attoe on ‘the Foundational Myth of Ethnophilosophy’.L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 7 (3):94-108.
    One of the most debated issues in African philosophy concerns the question of ethnophilosophy. While most Particularists equate it to African philosophy, the Universalists reject it as philosophy let alone being African philosophy. The rationale behind the second position is that ethnophilosophy is said to be descriptive and lacks argumentation, criticality, rigor and systematicity, which are the hallmarks of philosophy. What these two views revolve around is the question of the place of ethnophilosophy in African philosophy. (...)
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    The Method and Principles of Complementary Reflection in and Beyond African Philosophy.Innocent Asouzu - 2004 - University of Calabar Press.
    Preface In his book, African Philosophy, Theophilius Okere, after arguing that the way to African philosophy is the path of hermeneutics of culture, ...
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  16. African Philosophy: An Introduction to the Main Philosophical Trends in Contemporary Africa.E. A. Ruch - 1981 - Catholic Book Agency.
  17. African Ubuntu Philosophy and Global Management.David W. Lutz - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 84 (S3):313-328.
    In our age of globalization, we need a theory of global management consistent with our common human nature. The place to begin in developing such a theory is the philosophy of traditional cultures. The article focuses on African philosophy and its fruitfulness for contributing to a theory of management consistent with African traditional cultures. It also looks briefly at the Confucian and Platonic-Aristotelian traditions and notes points of agreement with African traditions. It concludes that the needed theory (...)
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    African Philosophy: The State of its Historiography.J. Obi Oguejiofor - 2012 - Diogenes 59 (3-4):139-148.
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    Oral Traditions as Philosophy: Okot P'bitek's Legacy for African Philosophy.Samuel Oluoch Imbo - 2001 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This is a study of the Ugandan poet and cultural critic Okot p'Bitek. In his poems and critical essays, Okot engages with the oral traditions of his people—the songs, dances, funeral dirges, and so forth—seeing them as manifestations of the people's philosophy of life. Imbo's book aims to make explicit the philosophical questions raised in Okot's work, placing them within the wider picture of contemporary African philosophy as a whole.
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    What Makes African Philosophy African? A Conversation with Aribiah David Attoe on ‘The Foundational Myth of Ethnophilosophy’.L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica 7 (3):94-108.
    One of the most debated issues in African philosophy concerns the question of ethnophilosophy. While most Particularists equate it to African philosophy, theUniversalists reject it as philosophy let alone being African philosophy. The rationale behind the second position is that ethnophilosophy is said to be descriptive and lacks argumentation, criticality, rigor and systematicity, which are the hallmarks of philosophy. What these two views revolve around is the question of the place of ethnophilosophy in African philosophy. Here, (...)
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  21. African Philosophy: An Anthology.Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (ed.) - 1998 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Bringing together canonical philosophical texts from African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Black European thinkers, this major new anthology is designed to serve both as a textbook and as the authoritative reference volume in Africana philosophical and cultural studies.
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  22. African Philosophy: An Introduction.Richard A. Wright (ed.) - 1984 - Upa.
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  23. Understanding African Philosophy: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues.Richard H. Bell - 2002 - Routledge.
    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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    Understanding the Problems in African Philosophy.G. E. Azenabor - 2002 - First Academic Publishers.
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    Foundations of African Philosophy: A Definitive Analysis of Conceptual Issues in African Thought.Godwin Sogolo - 1993 - Ibadan University Press.
    The Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ibadan addresses the controversial question as to whether or not there is something distinctive which can be described as African philosophy. He goes beyond this and lays out a foundation for an emerging indigenous African philosophy. Based on his belief that a modern African philosophical tradition can be nourished within the context of African culture, history and experience, he conducts a philosophical analysis of the conceptual implications of major (...)
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  26. African Philosophy: The Essential Readings.Tsenay Serequeberhan (ed.) - 1991 - Paragon House.
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    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 (...)
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  28. An African Perspective on the Partiality and Impartiality Debate: Insights From Kwasi Wiredu's Moral Philosophy.Motsamai Molefe - 2017 - South African Journal of Philosophy 36 (4):470-482.
    In this article, I attempt to bridge the gap between partiality and impartiality in moral philosophy from an oft-neglected African perspective. I draw a solution for this moral-theoretical impasse between partialists and impartialists from Kwasi Wiredu's, one of the most influential African philosophers, distinction between an ethic and ethics. I show how an ethic accommodates partiality and ethics impartiality. Wiredu's insight is that partialism is not concerned with strict moral issues. -/- .
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    African Philosophy, Culture, and Traditional Medicine.M. Akin Makinde - 1988 - Ohio University Center for International Studies.
    For over two centuries, Western scholars have discussed African philosophy and culture, often in disparaging, condescending terms, and always from an alien European perspective. Many Africans now share this perspective, having been trained in the western, empirical tradition. Makinde argues that, particularly in view of the costs and failings of western style culture, Africans must now mold their own modern culture by blending useful western practices with valuable indigenous African elements. Specifically, Makinde demonstrates the potential for the development (...)
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  30. An African Philosophy of Personhood, Morality, and Politics.Motsamai Molefe - 2019 - New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    This book explores the salient ethical idea of personhood in African philosophy. It is a philosophical exposition that pursues the ethical and political consequences of the normative idea of personhood as a robust or even foundational ethical category. Personhood refers to the moral achievements of the moral agent usually captured in terms of a virtuous character, which have consequences for both morality and politics. The aim is not to argue for the plausibility of the ethical and political consequences of (...)
     
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    Developing African Political Philosophy: Moral-Theoretic Strategies.Thaddeus Metz - 2012 - Philosophia Africana 14 (1):61-83.
    If contemporary African political philosophy is going to develop substantially in fresh directions, it probably will not be enough, say, to rehash the old personhood debate between Kwame Gyekye and Ifeanyi Menkiti, or to nit-pick at Gyekye’s system, as much of the literature in the field has done. Instead, major advances are likely to emerge on the basis of new, principled interpretations of sub-Saharan moral thought. In recent work, I have fleshed out two types of moral theories that have (...)
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  32. The Hermeneutics of African Philosophy: Horizon and Discourse.Tsenay Serequeberhan - 1994 - Routledge.
    Hermeneutics is a crucial but neglected perspective in African philosophy. Here, Tsenay Serequeberhan engages post-colonial African literature and the ideas of the African liberation struggle with critically-used insights from the European philosophical tradition. Continuing the work of Theophilus Okere and Okonda Okolo, this book attempts to overcome the debate between ethnophilosophy and professional philosophy, demonstrating that the promise of African philosophy lies with the critical development of the African hermeneutical perspective.
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    African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude.Souleymane Bachir Diagne - 2011 - Seagull Books.
    Le;opold Se;dar Senghor (1906–2001) was a Senegalese poet and philosopher who in 1960 also became the first president of the Republic of Senegal. In African Art as Philosophy , Souleymane Bachir Diagne takes a unique approach to reading Senghor’s influential works, taking as the starting point for his analysis Henri Bergson’s idea that in order to understand philosophers one must find the initial intuition from which every aspect of their work develops. In the case of Senghor, Diagne argues that (...)
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  34. Philosophy in an African Place.Bruce B. Janz - 2009 - Lexington Books.
    Philosophy in an African Place shifts the central question of African philosophy from "Is there an African philosophy?" to "What is it to do philosophy in this place?" This book both opens up new questions within the field and also establishes "philosophy-in-place", a mode of philosophy which begins from the places in which concepts have currency and shows how a truly creative philosophy can emerge from focusing on questioning, listening, and attention to difference.
     
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    Philosophy of Education in a New Key: Cultivating a Living Philosophy of Education to Overcome Coloniality and Violence in African Universities.Yusef Waghid, Nuraan Davids, Thokozani Mathebula, Judith Terblanche, Philip Higgs, Lester Shawa, Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu, Zayd Waghid, Celiwe Ngwenya, Joseph Divala, Faiq Waghid, Michael A. Peters & Marek Tesar - forthcoming - Tandf: Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-14.
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    African Philosophy of Education: The Price of Unchallengeability.Kai Horsthemke & Penny Enslin - 2009 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 28 (3):209-222.
    In South Africa, the notion of an African Philosophy of Education emerged with the advent of post-apartheid education and the call for an educational philosophy that would reflect this renewal, a focus on Africa and its cultures, identities and values, and the new imperatives for education in a postcolonial and post-apartheid era. The idea of an African Philosophy of Education has been much debated in South Africa. Not only its content and purpose but also its very possibility have (...)
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  37. African Philosophy and the Decolonisation of Education in Africa: Some Critical Reflections.Philip Higgs - 2012 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (s2):37-55.
    The liberation of Africa and its peoples from centuries of racially discriminatory colonial rule and domination has far-reaching implications for educational thought and practice. The transformation of educational discourse in Africa requires a philosophical framework that respects diversity, acknowledges lived experience and challenges the hegemony of Western forms of universal knowledge. In this article I reflect critically on whether African philosophy, as a system of African knowledge(s), can provide a useful philosophical framework for the construction of empowering knowledge (...)
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    The Role of African Languages in African Philosophy.Alena Rettová - 2002 - Rue Descartes 36 (2):129.
  39. African Philosophy and the Hermeneutics of Culture: Essays in Honour of Theophilus Okere.Theophilus Okere, J. Obi Oguejiofor & Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (eds.) - 2005 - Distributed in North America by Transaction Publishers.
    The Series: Studies in African Philosophy is a forum for the publication and wider dissemination of researches and reflections of value on all aspects of ...
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  40. African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives.M. Brown Lee (ed.) - 2004 - Oup Usa.
    African Philosophy is a collection of previously unpublished essays that address epistemological and metaphysical concerns that have emerged from the sub-Saharan regions of Africa. The primary focus of the book is on traditional African conceptions of mind, person, personal identity, truth, knowledge, understanding, objectivity, and reality. The collection also discusses traditional African conceptions of causation, destiny, and free will.
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    African Social & Political Philosophy: Selected Essays.Chukwudum Barnabas Okolo - 1993 - Fulladu Pub. Co..
    Concept of African social and political philosophy -- Faces of African freedom -- African socialism and Nyerere -- African personality : a social portrait -- Negritude : a philosophy of social action -- African tribalism : social and political implications -- Apartheid and African social experience -- The African and neo-colonial predicament -- Social self in African philosophy -- Crisis of common good and political instability -- Pan-Africanism as a concept and social (...)
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    Two Enquiries in African Philosophy.B. Abanuka - 2003 - Spiritan Publications.
  43. African Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century: Acts of Transition.Jean Godefroy Bidima & Laura Hengehold (eds.) - 2021 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In Africa, the twenty-first century began with new challenges surrounding and regarding philosophical discourses. Questions of economic and political liberation, the displacement of populations and the process of urbanization present ongoing challenges, linked to problems such as endemic diseases and famine, the restructure of the traditional family, gender and the position of women, the transmission of culture from past to future generations. Changes in labor relations resulting from introduction of financial speculation, cutting edge technologies, and differential access to digital and (...)
     
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    Philosophy and the African Predicament.J. Obi Oguejiofor - 2001 - Hope Publications.
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    Thought and Practice in African Philosophy: Selected Papers From the Sixth Annual Conference of the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (Isaps).Gail M. Presbey, Daniel Smith, Pamela A. Abuya & Oriare Nyarwath (eds.) - 2002 - Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
    Twenty-five papers presented at University of Nairobi in 2000 cover themes of: African Philosophy, Approaches and Methodologies; Problems of Missionary and Colonialist Thinking; Gender and Culture in Africa; Sage Philosophy; and Philosophy, Ethics, and Politics.
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  46. An Introduction to African Philosophy: Past and Present.Maurice Muhatia Makumba - 2007 - Paulines Publications Africa.
    ... A Contemporary History of African Philosophy, Owerri: Amamihe Publications, 1999. PARRINDER, GEOFFREY, African Traditional Religion, London: Sheldon, ...
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  47. A New Essay on African Philosophy.B. Abanuka - 1994 - Spiritan Publications.
  48. A Companion to African Philosophy.Kwasi Wiredu, W. E. Abraham, Abiola Irele & Ifeanyi Menkiti (eds.) - 2004 - Blackwell.
    This volume of newly commissioned essays provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages. Offers a distinctive historical treatment of African philosophy. Covers all the main branches of philosophy as addressed in the African tradition. Includes accounts of pre-colonial African philosophy and contemporary political thought.
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    African Philosophy and the Epistemic Marginalization of Women Jonathan O. Chimakonam and Louise du Toit (Eds.). London and New York: Routledge/ Taylor and Francis, 2018. ISBN 9780815359647. [REVIEW]Gail Presbey - forthcoming - Hypatia:1-9.
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    Teaching African Philosophy Alongside Western Philosophy: Some Advice About Topics and Texts.Thaddeus Metz - 2016 - South African Journal of Philosophy 35 (4):490-500.
    In this article, I offer concrete suggestions about which topics, texts, positions, arguments and authors from the African philosophical tradition one could usefully put into conversation with ones from the Western, especially the Anglo-American. In particular, I focus on materials that would make for revealing and productive contrasts between the two traditions. My aim is not to argue that one should teach by creating critical dialogue between African and Western philosophers, but rather is to provide strategic advice, supposing (...)
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