Linked bibliography for the SEP article "African Sage Philosophy" by Dismas Masolo

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  • Akoko, Paulo Mbuya, 1945 [1938]. Luo Kitgi gi Timbegi, Nairobi: East African Standard.
  • Appiah, Kwame Anthony, 1992. In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Bodunrin, Peter, 1981. “The Question of African Philosophy”, in Philosophy: The Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, No.56; also in African Philosophy: An Introduction, Richard A. Wright (ed.), Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1984. (Scholar)
  • Crahay, Franz, 1965. “Le Décollage conceptuel: conditions d’une philosophie bantoue” in Diogène, No.52. (Scholar)
  • Eboussi-Boulaga, Fabien, 1968. “Le Bantou problématique”, in Présence Africaine, 66: 4–40. (Scholar)
  • Goody, Jack, 1977. The Domestication of the Savage Mind, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Graness, Anke, and Kai Kresse (eds.), 1997. Sagacious Reasoning: Henry Odera Oruka in Memoriam, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishers. [This is an excellent and exceptional text that carries Oruka’s essays and interviews as well as essays on him and his work, all as dedication to his memory. Of particular importance are the essays by Oruka’s former students who were his chief disciples and collaborators in the Sage philosophy project.] (Scholar)
  • Griaule, Marcel, 1965. Conversations with Ogotemmêli: An Introduction to Dogon Religious Ideas, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Gyekye, Kwame, 1987. An Essay on African Philosophical Thought: The Akan Conceptual Scheme, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; revised, 2nd edition, Temple University Press, 1995. (Scholar)
  • Hountondji, Paulin, 1970. “Remarques sur la philosophie africaine”, in Diogène, 71: 120–140. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1983. African Philosophy: Myth and Reality, Henri Evans (trans.), Bloomington: Indiana University Press; 2nd edition, 1996. (Scholar)
  • Imbo, Samuel O., 1998. An Introduction to African Philosophy, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2002. Oral Traditions as Philosophy: Okot p’Bitek’s Legacy for African Philosophy, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. (Scholar)
  • Kalumba, Kibujjo M., 2004. “Sage Philosophy: Its Methodology, Results, Significance, and Future”, in A Companion to African Philosophy, Kwasi Wiredu (ed.), Malden, MA Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 274– 281. (Scholar)
  • Kaunda, Kenneth, 1966. A Humanist in Zambia: Letters to Colin M. Morris, London: Longmans, Green. (Scholar)
  • Kebede, Messay, 2004. Africa’s Quest for a Philosophy of Decolonization, New York: Rodopi. (Scholar)
  • Keita, Lansana. 1985. “Contemporary African Philosophy: A The Search for a Method”, in Praxis International, 5(2): 145–161. (Scholar)
  • Kresse, Kai, 1996. “Philosophy has to be made Sagacious: An Interview with H. Odera Oruka, 16 August, 1995 at the University of Nairobi”, in Issues in Contemporary Culture and Aesthetics, No. 3, Maastricht: Jan van Eyck Akademie. (Scholar)
  • Masolo, D. A., 1994. African Philosophy in Search of Identity, Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (Scholar)
  • Mbiti, John S., 1969. African Religions and Philosophy, London: Heinemann Educational Books, 3rd edition. (Scholar)
  • Mudimbe, V.Y., 1988. The Invention of Africa, Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (Scholar)
  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o, 1981. Decolonising the Mind, London: James Currey; Nairobi and Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (Scholar)
  • Nkrumah, Kwame, 1964. Consciencism: Philosophy and Ideology for De-Colonization, London: Panaf Books. (Scholar)
  • Nyerere, Julius K., 1968. Ujamaa: Essays on Socialism, Dar es Salaam: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1968a. Ujamaa: The Basis of African Socialism, Dar es Salaam: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Oruka, Henry Odera, 1972. “Mythologies as African Philosophy”, in East Africa Journal, 9(10): 5–11. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1975. “Truth and Belief”, in Universitas (Ghana), Volume 5, Number 1. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1983. “Sagacity in African Philosophy”, in The International Philosophical Quarterly, 23(4): 383–93. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1989. “Traditionalism and Modernisation in Kenya — Customs, Spirits and Christianity”, in The S.M. Otieno Case: Death and Burial in Modern Kenya, J.B. Ojwang’ and J.N.K. Mugambi (eds.), Nairobi: Nairobi University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1990. Trends in Contemporary African Philosophy, Nairobi: Shirikon Publishers, pp. 17–18. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1991. Sage Philosophy: Indigenous Thinkers and Modern Debate on African Philosophy, Nairobi: African Center for Technological Studies (ACTS) Press; also published by Leiden: E. J. Brill , 1990. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1995. Ethics, Beliefs, and Attitudes Affecting Family Planning in Kenya Today: A Final Report, University of Nairobi: Institute of Population Studies. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1996. Practical Philosophy: In Search of an Ethical Minimum, Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers. (Scholar)
  • Presbey, Gail, 1998. “Who Counts as a Sage? Problems in the Further Implementaion of Sage Philosophy” Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy: Paideia Online Project. (Scholar)
  • Robert, Shaaban bin, 1966. Kusadikika, Nairobi: Evans Brothers Limited. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1968. Utubora Mkulima, Nairobi: Evans Brothers Limited. (Scholar)
  • Senghor, Léopold S., 1962. Nationhood and the African Road to Socialism, Mercer Cook (trans.), Paris: Prèsence Africaine. (Scholar)
  • Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty, 1999. A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward A History of a Vanishing Present, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • Tempels, Placide, 1959. Bantu Philosophy, Paris: Présence Africaine. (Scholar)
  • Van Hook, Jay M., 1995. “Kenyan Sage Philosophy: A Review and Critique”, in The Philosophical Forum, 27(1): 54–65. (Scholar)
  • Wiredu, Kwasi, 1980. Philosophy and an African Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1996. Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective, Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (Scholar)
  • Wiredu, Kwasi and Kwame Gyekye (eds.), 1992. Person and Community, Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. (Scholar)

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