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  1. African Philosophy Traditional Yoruba Philosophy and Contemporary African Realities.Segun Gbadegesin - 1991
  2. Yoruba Ethics and Metaphysics: Being Basic Philosophy Underlying the Ifa System of Thought of the Yoruba.Akinbowale Akintola - 1999 - Valour Pub. Ventures.
  3. The Rule of Law and Governance in Indigenous Yoruba Society: A Study in African Philosophy of Law.John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji - 2016 - Lexington Books.
    This book explores aspects of indigenous Yoruba philosophy of law and relates this philosophy to the Yoruba indigenous traditions of governance. It is written with an appreciation of the relevance of the Yoruba traditions of law and governance to contemporary African experiments with imported Western democracy in the twenty-first century.
     
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  4. Knowledge, Belief, and Witchcraft: Analytic Experiments in African Philosophy.B. Hallen - 1986 - Stanford University Press.
    First published in 1986, Knowledge, Belief, and Witchcraft remains the only analysis of indigenous discourse about an African belief system undertaken from within the framework of Anglo-American analytical philosophy. Taking as its point of departure W. V. O. Quine's thesis about the indeterminacy of translation, the book investigates questions of Yoruba epistemology and of how knowledge is conceived in an oral culture.
     
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  5. The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful: Discourse About Values in Yoruba Culture.Barry Hallen - 2000 - Indiana University Press.
    The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful Discourse about Values in Yoruba Culture Barry Hallen Reveals everyday language as the key to understanding morals and ethics in Yoruba culture. "This contrasts with any suggestion that in Yoruba or, more generally, African society, moral thinking manifests nothing much more than a supine acquiescence in long established communal values.... Hallen renders a great service to African philosophy." —Kwasi Wiredu In Yoruba culture, morality and moral values are intimately linked (...)
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  6. Yoruba Gurus Indigenous Production of Knowledge in Africa.Toyin Falola - 1998
     
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  7. Witchcraft, Reincarnation and the God-Head: (Issues in African Philosophy).Sophie B. Oluwole - 1992 - Excel Publishers.
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    Science and an African Logic.Helen Verran - 2001 - University of Chicago Press.
    In this captivating book, Helen Verran addresses precisely that question by looking at how science, mathematics, and logic come to life in Yoruba primary schools.
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    African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives.M. Brown Lee (ed.) - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    In the last two decades the idea of African Philosophy has undergone significant change and scrutiny. Some critics have maintained that the idea of a system of philosophical thought tied to African traditions is incoherent. In African Philosophy Lee Brown has collected new essays by top scholars in the field that in various ways respond to these criticisms and defend the notion of African Philosophy. The essays address both epistemological and metaphysical issues that are specific to the traditional conceptual languages (...)
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    How is Gender Relevant to Comparative Philosophy?Nkiru Nzegwu, Mary Bockover, María Luisa Femenias & Maitrayee Chaudhuri - 2016 - Journal of World Philosophies 1 (1).
    The symposium, “How is gender relevant to comparative philosophy,” focuses on relevance of gender as an analytic and critical tool in comparative philosophical understanding and debate. Nkiru Nzegwu argues that gender as conceived by contemporary Euro-American feminism did not exist in pre-colonial Yorùbá as well as many Native American societies, and that therefore employing gender as a conceptual category in understanding the philosophies of pre-colonial Yorùbá and other non-gendered societies constitutes a profound mistake. What’s more, doing so amounts to a (...)
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    The Problem of Gerontocracy in Africa: The Yorùbá Perspective as Illustrated in the Ifá Corpus.Omotade Adegbindin - 2011 - Human Affairs 21 (4):454-469.
    In the field of African philosophy, there exists the belief among the modernists or professional philosophers that gerontocracy is coterminous with authoritarian traditions in traditional Africa which, supposedly, are responsible for the lack of sustained curiosity to look at issues from different perspectives. Drawing from the Ifá literary corpus as a store-house for Yorùbá philosophy, I argue in this paper that gerontocracy in Africa does not construe the idea that the elderly in Africa are rigid in thoughts or have immutable (...)
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    The Problem of Destiny in Akan and Yoruba Traditional Thoughts: A Comparative Analysis of the Works of Wiredu, Gyekye and Gbadegesin.M. H. Majeed - 2014 - Journal of Philosophy and Culture 5 (1).
    Many African scholars have expressed varied thoughts about the concept of a person, specifically about that which constitutes a person in African philosophy. These philosophers include Kwasi Wiredu, Kwame Gyekye and Segun Gbadegesin. What they have in common, though, is that their ideas on the concept of a person issue largely from the traditional philosophies of some West African peoples. Wiredu and Gyekye reflect on Akan conceptions while Gbadegesin carries out his discussions from the Yoruba cultural perspective. This paper (...)
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    A Re-Interpretation of African Philosophical Idea of Man and the Universe: The Yoruba Example.Michael Aina Akande - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):140.
    The concern of this paper is to argue against Maduabuchi Dukor’s conception of African philosophical ideas of man, universe and God as“theistic humanism”. Dukor’s submission is an anti-thesis of the claims by many pioneer scholars in African philosophy who claimed that if Africans do not live in a religious universe perhaps one can affirm that their universe is theistic. But indeed the Africans’ perceptions and attitude to life in their various manifestations reveal an idealistic metaphysical orientation without an attenuation of (...)
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    Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.Professor Edward Craig & Edward Craig (eds.) - 1999 - Routledge.
    The most complete and up-to-date philosophy reference for a new generation, with entries ranging fromObjects to Wisdom, Socrates to Jean-Paul Sartre, Ancient Egyptian Philosophy to Yoruba Epistemology. The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy includes: * More than 2000 alphabetically arranged, accessible entries * Contributors from more than 1200 of the world's leading thinkers * Comprehensive coverage of the classic philosophical themes, such as Plato, Arguments for the Existence of God and Metaphysics * Up-to-date coverage of contemporary philosophers, ideas, schools (...)
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  15. Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.Professor Edward Craig & Edward Craig (eds.) - 2013 - Routledge.
    The most complete and up-to-date philosophy reference for a new generation, with entries ranging fromObjects to Wisdom, Socrates to Jean-Paul Sartre, Ancient Egyptian Philosophy to Yoruba Epistemology. The _Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy_ includes: * More than 2000 alphabetically arranged, accessible entries * Contributors from more than 1200 of the world's leading thinkers * Comprehensive coverage of the classic philosophical themes, such as Plato, Arguments for the Existence of God and Metaphysics * Up-to-date coverage of contemporary philosophers, ideas, schools (...)
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    Marriage Among the Yoruba.Albert Muntsch - 1938 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 13 (3):493-493.
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    The Yoruba Conception of a Person.Olusegun Oladipo - 1992 - International Studies in Philosophy 24 (3):15-24.
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    A Philosophical Analysis of the Yoruba Concepts of Ori and Human Destiny.M. Akin Makinde - 1985 - International Studies in Philosophy 17 (1):53-69.
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    Proverbial Oppression of Women in Yoruba African Culture: A Philosophical Overview.O. A. Balogun - 2010 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 2 (1):21-36.
    This paper posits that there are elements of oppression in some of the Yoruba proverbs that relate to women. It argues that these proverbs violate the rights and dignity of women, and that they are indicators of discrimination against women in Yoruba culture. The paper further argues that the most fundamental but neglected aspect in gender discourse lies in the proverbial resources of the community. The paper provides textual evidence of proverbial oppression of the feminine gender in (...) culture, and also underscores their pernicious effects on the struggle for gender balance. The paper contends that there is an urgent need to review the assumptions underlying these proverbs. (shrink)
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    The Semiotic of Greetings in Yoruba Culture.Benson O. Igboin - 2012 - Cultura 9 (2):123-142.
    In most societies, greetings are the expression of emotions such as friendliness or rejection, and form the basis of social and moral order. The symbolic dimension of greetings is frequently entwined in the cultural and metaphysical reality of a community. In African societies this ethical and religious dimension carries its own peculiarities. It is interesting to see how much of the content-meaning of greetings depends on cultural traditions. This paper presents an analysis of greetings in the Yoruba culture in (...)
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    Rape and Adultery in Ancient Greek and Yoruba Societies.Olakunbi O. Olasope - 2014 - Journal of Philosophy and Culture 5 (1):67-114.
    In Athens and other ancient cultures, a woman, whatever her status and whatever her age or social class, was, in law, a perpetual minor. Throughout her life, she was in the legal control of a guardian who represented her in law. Rape, as unlawful carnal knowledge of a woman, warranted a capital charge in the Graeco-Roman world. It still carries a capital charge in some societies and is considered a felony in others. As for adultery, it may be prosecuted in (...)
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  22. A Philosophical Examination of the Traditional Yoruba Notion of Education and its Relevance to the Contemporary African Quest for Development.Ademola Kazeem Fayemi & O. C. Macaulay-Adeyelure - 2009 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 1 (2):41-59.
    This paper undertakes a philosophical investigation of the implications of the traditional Yoruba understanding of education for the contemporary African quest for development. The paper argues that the Yoruba conception of education is marked by the underlying philosophical principles of functionalism, moralism and progressivism. These principles, the paper contends, are of great relevance to the quest of contemporary African societies for education that will serve as a catalyst for development.
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    Towards an African (Yoruba) Perspective on Empirical Knowledge.Moses Òkè - 1995 - International Philosophical Quarterly 35 (2):205-216.
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    “Ethnophilosophy” Redefined?Barry Hallen - 2010 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 2 (1):73-85.
    The meaning of the term “ethnophilosophy” has evolved in both a significant and controversial variety of ways since it was first introduced by Paulin Hountondji in 1970. It was first challenged by the Kenyan philosopher, H. Odera Oruka, as based upon Hountondji’s unfair appreciation of Africa’s indigenous cultural heritage. Barry Hallen and J. Olubi Sodipo, using a form of analytic philosophy as foundational, thereafter argued that Yoruba ordinary language discourse also served to undermine Hountondji’s critique. The later work of (...)
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  25. Eniyan: The Yoruba Concept of a Person.Segun Gbadegesin - 1998 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. J. P. Roux (eds.), The African Philosophy Reader. Routledge. pp. 149--168.
     
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  26. Eniyan: The Yoruba Concept of a Person.Metaphysical Thinking In Africa - 2002 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.), Philosophy From Africa: A Text with Readings. Oxford University Press.
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    Sin, Punishment And Forgiveness In Ancient Greek Religion: A Yoruba Assessment.F. Onayemi - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy and Culture 3 (1):72-100.
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    Is Postmodernism Meaningful in Yoruba?Adeshina Afolayan - 2008 - Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (2):209–224.
  29. Barry Hallen, The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful: Discourse About Values in Yoruba Culture Reviewed By.Bruce B. Janz - 2001 - Philosophy in Review 21 (5):337-339.
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    A Comparative Study of "Ase" in Traditional Yoruba Thought and "Anointing" in Judeo-Christian Thought.O. A. Baiogun - 2007 - Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 7 (1).
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    A Retrospect Towards Change: Proverbs In Gynocentric Yoruba Written Plays.O. Adagbada - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy and Culture 3 (1).
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    Yoruba Deities In Aimé Césaire\'s Dramaturgy'.B. Arowolo - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy and Culture 3 (1).
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  33. Bini and Yoruba Notions of the Human Personality.E. D. Babatunde - 1989 - In C. S. Momoh (ed.), The Substance of African Philosophy. African Philosophy Projects' Publications. pp. 274.
     
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  34. Metaphysics, Religion, and Yoruba Traditional Thought.in Non-Human Agencies Belief & in an African Powers - 2002 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.), Philosophy From Africa: A Text with Readings. Oxford University Press.
     
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  35. Yoruba Work and Art Categorization.Jane Duran - 2006 - African Philosophy 9 (1):35-40.
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  36. A Naturalistic Interpretation Of The Yoruba Concepts Of Ori.Adebola Ekanola - 2006 - African Philosophy 9 (1):41-52.
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  37. 'Proverbs as Language Signposts in Yoruba Pragmatic Ethics.Niyi Oladeji - 1988 - Second Order: An African Journal of Philosophy, New Series 1 (2):45-55.
     
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  38. An Evaluation of the Akure Yorùbá Traditional Belief in Reincarnation.Ọládotun B. Ọsanyìnbí & Kehinde Falana - 2016 - Open Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):59-67.
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  39. Experimental Philosophy.Joshua Knobe - 2007 - Philosophy Compass 2 (1):81–92.
    Claims about people's intuitions have long played an important role in philosophical debates. The new field of experimental philosophy seeks to subject such claims to rigorous tests using the traditional methods of cognitive science – systematic experimentation and statistical analysis. Work in experimental philosophy thus far has investigated people's intuitions in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology, and ethics. Although it is now generally agreed that experimental philosophers have made surprising discoveries about people's intuitions in each of these areas, (...)
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  40. Reading Philosophy with Background Knowledge and Metacognition.David W. Concepción - 2004 - Teaching Philosophy 27 (4):351-368.
    This paper argues that explicit reading instruction should be part of lower level undergraduate philosophy courses. Specifically, the paper makes the claim that it is necessary to provide the student with both the relevant background knowledge about a philosophical work and certain metacognitive skills that enrich the reading process and their ability to organize the content of a philosophical text with other aspects of knowledge. A “How to Read Philosophy” handout and student reactions to the handout are provided.
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  41. Meditations on First Philosophy.Rene Descartes - 1993 - Caravan Books.
    I have always considered that the two questions respecting God and the Soul were the chief of those that ought to be demonstrated by philosophical rather than ...
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  42. Experimental Moral Philosophy.Mark Alfano & Don Loeb - 2014 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:1-32.
    Experimental moral philosophy began to emerge as a methodology in the last decade of the twentieth century, a branch of the larger experimental philosophy (X-Phi, XΦ) approach. From the beginning, it has been embroiled in controversy on a number of fronts. Some doubt that it is philosophy at all. Others acknowledge that it is philosophy but think that it has produced modest results at best and confusion at worst. Still others think it represents an important advance.
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    Logic and Philosophy of Logic in Wittgenstein.Sebastian Sunday Grève - forthcoming - Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-15.
    This essay discusses Wittgenstein's conception of logic, early and late, and some of the types of logical system that he constructed. The essay shows that the common view according to which Wittgenstein had stopped engaging in logic as a philosophical discipline by the time of writing Philosophical Investigations is mistaken. It is argued that, on the contrary, logic continued to figure at the very heart of later Wittgenstein's philosophy; and that Wittgenstein's mature philosophy of logic contains many interesting thoughts that (...)
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  44. Armchair-Friendly Experimental Philosophy.Jennifer Nagel & Kaija Mortensen - 2016 - In Justin Sytsma & Wesley Buckwalter (eds.), A Companion to Experimental Philosophy. Malden, MA, USA: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 53-70.
    Once symbolized by a burning armchair, experimental philosophy has in recent years shifted away from its original hostility to traditional methods. Starting with a brief historical review of the experimentalist challenge to traditional philosophical practice, this chapter looks at research undercutting that challenge, and at ways in which experimental work has evolved to complement and strengthen traditional approaches to philosophical questions.
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  45. There Is No Progress in Philosophy.Eric Dietrich - 2011 - Essays in Philosophy 12 (2):9.
    Except for a patina of twenty-first century modernity, in the form of logic and language, philosophy is exactly the same now as it ever was; it has made no progress whatsoever. We philosophers wrestle with the exact same problems the Pre-Socratics wrestled with. Even more outrageous than this claim, though, is the blatant denial of its obvious truth by many practicing philosophers. The No-Progress view is explored and argued for here. Its denial is diagnosed as a form of anosognosia, a (...)
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  46. Recreative Minds: Imagination in Philosophy and Psychology.Gregory Currie & Ian Ravenscroft - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
    Recreative Minds develops a philosophical theory of imagination that draws upon the latest work in psychology. This theory illuminates the use of imagination in coming to terms with art, its role in enabling us to live as social beings, and the psychological consequences of disordered imagination. The authors offer a lucid exploration of a fascinating subject.
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  47. The Philosophy of Biology.David L. Hull & Michael Ruse (eds.) - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
    Drawing on work of the past decade, this volume brings together articles from the philosophy, history, and sociology of science, and many other branches of the biological sciences. The volume delves into the latest theoretical controversies as well as burning questions of contemporary social importance. The issues considered include the nature of evolutionary theory, biology and ethics, the challenge from religion, and the social implications of biology today (in particular the Human Genome Project).
     
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  48. Decision Theory as Philosophy.Mark Kaplan - 1983 - Philosophy of Science 50 (4):549-577.
    Is Bayesian decision theory a panacea for many of the problems in epistemology and the philosophy of science, or is it philosophical snake-oil? For years a debate had been waged amongst specialists regarding the import and legitimacy of this body of theory. Mark Kaplan had written the first accessible and non-technical book to address this controversy. Introducing a new variant on Bayesian decision theory the author offers a compelling case that, while no panacea, decision theory does in fact have the (...)
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  49. What is Understanding? An Overview of Recent Debates in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science.Christoph Baumberger, Claus Beisbart & Georg Brun - 2017 - In Stephen Grimm Christoph Baumberger & Sabine Ammon (eds.), Explaining Understanding: New Perspectives from Epistemolgy and Philosophy of Science. Routledge. pp. 1-34.
    The paper provides a systematic overview of recent debates in epistemology and philosophy of science on the nature of understanding. We explain why philosophers have turned their attention to understanding and discuss conditions for “explanatory” understanding of why something is the case and for “objectual” understanding of a whole subject matter. The most debated conditions for these types of understanding roughly resemble the three traditional conditions for knowledge: truth, justification and belief. We discuss prominent views about how to construe these (...)
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    Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy.Carl Mitcham - 1994 - University of Chicago Press.
    What does it mean to think about technology philosophically? Why try? These are the issues that Carl Mitcham addresses in this work, a comprehensive, critical introduction to the philosophy of technology and a discussion of its sources and uses. Tracing the changing meaning of "technology" from ancient times to our own, Mitcham identifies the most important traditions of critical analysis of technology: the engineering approach, which assumes the centrality of technology in human life and the humanities approach, which is concerned (...)
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