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    Integrative Humanism: Extensions and Clarifications
    Integrative Humanism Journal 3 (1). 2013.
    When we talk of African philosophy as a different philosophical tradition we do not wish to suggest that it studies different range of realities from those that concern the other philosophical traditions. What we demonstrate is the difference that arises in approach or method naturally informed by the resident logic. Thus in African philosophy we study ultimate reality of which being is at the center. What being and even nothingness mean for us is not the same with what they mean in other tradit…Read more
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    Are Digital Technologies Transforming Humanity and Making Politics Impossible?
    Dialogue and Universalism 30 (1): 209-223. 2020.
    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: to further contract the spaces between politicians and the people; transform actors from subjects to objects, such that we may in addition to social identities, talk about digital identities; relocate the public sphere from squares to ilosphere where individuals are granted …Read more
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    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, one m…Read more
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    Addressing the problem of mass poverty in the Sub-Saharan Africa: Conversational thinking as a tool for inclusive development
    Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 8 (1): 141-161. 2019.
    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 Capabilitie…Read more
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    This book introduces concepts in philosophy of mind and neurophilosophy. Inside, three scholars offer approaches to the problems of identity, consciousness, and the mind. In the process, they open new vistas for thought and raise fresh controversies to some of the oldest problems in philosophy. The first chapter focuses on the identity problem. The author employs an explanatory model he christened sense-phenomenalism to defend the thesis that personal identity is something or a phenomenon that p…Read more
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    Editorial Introduction: Why we should explore the metaphysical, epistemological and logical dimensions of African philosophy
    Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 7 (3): 1-8. 2018.
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    Can individual autonomy and rights be defended in Afro-communitarianism?
    Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 7 (2): 122-141. 2018.
    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 th…Read more
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    The Value of Conversational Thinking in Building a Decent World
    with Uti Ojah Egbai
    Dialogue and Universalism 26 (4): 105-117. 2016.
    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 t…Read more
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    Ududo reasoning in African thought: a postmodern formalist method for logic
    Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 3 (2): 90-105. 2014.
    The dominance of methods of mathematical reasoning such as the axiomatic method in modern logic has taken a toll on the independent development of logic as a separate discipline. However, the emergence of other non-standard systems of logic which could be described as postmodernist shows how a radical break might be necessary in salvaging logic from the grip of mathematics. Our goal in this essay would be to propose and articulate a post modern formalist method called Ududo Reasoning for logic.
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    African Philosophy
    Philosophia Africana 18 (1): 1-7. 2016.
  • Interrogatory theory: patterns of social deconstruction, reconstruction and the conversational order in African philosophy
    Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 3 (1): 1-25. 2014.
    Africa is in economic and social terms widely regarded as an underdeveloped continent even though we in interrogatory theory would prefer the term developing instead. Its societies are characterized by unstable institutions. Societies ride on the wheels of institutions. Institutions are social structures or building blocks of any society. Repressive colonial times replaced traditional institutions with non-compatible ones ignoring any usable part of tradition and admitting without censorship eve…Read more
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    The Epistemology of Womanhood: Ignored Contentions among Igbo Women of Eastern Nigeria
    with Sunny Nzie Agu
    Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 5 (2): 57-79. 2013.
    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 k…Read more
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    Addressing Uduma's Africanness of a Philosophy Question and Shifting the Paradigm from Metaphilosophy to Conversational Philosophy
    Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 4 (1): 33-50. 2015.
    This conversation is inspired by Uduma O. Uduma’s essay entitled “The Question of the ‘African’ in African Philosophy: In search of a Criterion for the Africanness of a Philosophy”. In this essay, Uduma coined what he calls “the Africanness of a Philosophy Question which consists in the ultimate criterion for African philosophy. He was not the first to dwell on the Africanness issue in African philosophy but he was the first, to my knowledge, to christen it as such. Before Uduma framed the quest…Read more
  • Contemporary Issues in African Philosophy (edited book)
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    In the aftermath of the great debate in African philosophy, questions have been asked which triggered what we would call post-debate disillusionments. One such question posed to the advocates of Philosophical Universalism who ridiculed ethnophilosophy is: having disestablished the episteme of what they ridiculed as ethnophilosophy, what do they offer in its place? The second question posed to both the advocates of Philosophical Universalism and Philosophical Particularism2 is: in the absence of …Read more
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    (western) science as ethno-science, suggesting it is the local knowledge system of the west but imposed on other cultures (45). Supporting this view Alozie who classified African science into functional, structural and historical (6-19) maintains  ...
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    Philosophy and Economic Injustice in Nigeria
    with Irem Moses Ogah and Mulumba Obiajulu
    Philosophy Study 4 (7). 2014.
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    Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions
    Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 3 (1): 1-167. 2014.
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    African philosophy and global epistemic injustice
    Journal of Global Ethics 13 (2): 120-137. 2017.
    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 injustic…Read more
  • 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. Ol…Read more
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    History of African Philosophy
    Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2017.
    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 →