African philosophy

working together for ubuntuThis web dossier has been compiled to coincide with the lecture series Ubuntu, of denken vanaf de andere kant. In gesprek met Afrikaanse filosofen (Ubuntu, or thinking from the other side; conversations with African philosophers) which is being organized by the Dutch cultural centre De Rode Hoed in collaboration with the philosophy journal Filosofie Magazine and the Dutch organizations VU-podium and Cordaid. The programme consists of four sessions in the period January-April 2003, during which African and Dutch philosophers are meeting to discuss themes from African philosophy. The African philosophers invited to speak are Mogobe B. Ramose (South Africa), Sophie B. Oluwole (Nigeria), Kwasi Wiredu (Ghana), and Paulin J. Hountondji (Benin).

This dossier on African philosophy contains a selection of titles from the ASC library's online catalogue as well as selected web resources on African philosophy. It begins with lists of the publications by Hountondji, Oluwole, Ramose and Wiredu that can be found in the library's collection. This is followed by a selection of monographs and articles on African philosophy published in the last ten years, and a list of periodicals on philosophy. The focus is on works about "African philosophy" in general rather than particular philosophies, for example, Akan philosophy or Kenyan philosophy. Titles are arranged chronologically, by year of publication, and alphabetically within each year. The library catalogue provides details about each title and abstracts of most publications. For information about the dossier and the availability of titles please email us at: asclibrary@ascleiden.nl or phone: +31 (0)71 5273354.
 

About the philosophers

One of the leading African philosophers, Paulin J. Hountondji was born in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (1942), but his roots are in Benin. He studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and taught philosophy at various universities in France and Africa before he was appointed as Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Benin in Cotonou. In 1976, he published his main work entitled Sur la philosophie africaine (African philosophy: myth and reality, 2nd English ed. 1996). In the 1990s, Hountondji served in the Benin government as Minister of Education and Minister of Culture and Communication but later he returned to university teaching. Hountondji attacks a myth popularized by ethnophilosophers that there is an indigenous, collective African philosophy separate and distinct from the Western philosophical tradition. He argues that a genuine African philosophy must assimilate and transcend the theoretical heritage of Western philosophy. Hountondji is currently involved in the establishment of an African institute for advanced studies (Centre africain des hautes études).

Sophie B. Oluwole studied in Moscow, Cologne, Lagos and Ibadan, where she obtained her PhD in 1984. Once the Acting Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and President of the Nigerian Philosophical Association, she recently retired as Professor of Philosophy at the University of Lagos. She is the founder of Imódòye: Journal of African Philosophy and editor of the African Philosophy Series published by Excel (Lagos). She has published on Yoruba oral traditions and philosophy, in particular the Ifa corpus, and on African perspectives on women and development.

Mogobe B. Ramose obtained his PhD at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1983. He stayed there as a research fellow between 1983-1986. From 1986-1990 he worked as a Senior Jacobsen Research Fellow at the University of Zimbabwe, before going back to Leuven as a research fellow at the Center for Research into the Foundations of Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven from 1991-1993. From 1993-1996 he was a lecturer in the Philosophy of Law, at the Katholieke Universiteit Brabant, Tilburg, in the Netherlands. Having been Professor of Philosophy at the University of Venda from 1997-1998,  Ramose is now Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Africa (UNISA),  Pretoria. His area of research is philosophy, political science and international relations. A focus of his work is ubuntu, the southern African concept in which philosophy, ontology and ethics are combined. He derives his views on reparations to be paid for crimes committed under colonialism from ubuntu conceptions of justice. In his view, the ubuntu African understanding of justice as balance and harmony demands the restoration of justice by reversing the dehumanizing consequences of colonial conquest and by eliminating racism. 

Kwasi Wiredu (source: Polylog)Kwasi Wiredu (Kumasi, Ghana, 1931) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and former Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ghana. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Ghana, Legon and  received his doctorate from Oxford University in 1960. He then taught at the University of Keele but after one year returned to his home country to the University of Ghana, where he taught philosophy for 23 years. His main interests are African philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of logic, metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. Wiredu's project of consensual ethics is somehow representative of current mainstream positions in the African philosophical discussion in so far as the results of the debate on the existence of African philosophy (and on the question of what is 'African' in African philosophy) have significantly influenced this approach. He critically refers to African traditions and worldviews as well as to the European tradition of philosophizing. His exposition of the principles of African traditional philosophy is not purely theoretical because he shows how certain aspects of African political thought may be applied to the practical resolution of some of Africa's most pressing problems.
 

Publications by Paulin J. Hountondji

Économie et société au Bénin : d'hier à demain / sous la dir. Paulin J. Hountondji ; préf. de Samir Amin ... [et al.]. - Paris [etc.] : L'Harmattan, cop. 2000. - 264 p. : tab. -  Bibliogr.: p. 256-259. - Met noten.
ISBN 2-7384-9388-2

Violence et langage : problèmes du passage à la démocratie / Paulin J. Hountondji.
In: African Sociological Review: (1999), vol. 3, no. 1, p. 56-74.  

Endogenous knowledge : research trails / ed. by Paulin J. Hountondji. - Dakar : CODESRIA, 1997. - IX, 376 p. : ill. - Bibliogr.: p. [341]-376.
ISBN 2-86978-040-0 ISBN 2-86978-041-9 pbk

book cover African philosophy: myth &r ealityAfrican philosophy : myth and reality / Paulin J. Hountondji; transl. by Henri Evans with the collab. of Jonathan Ree ; introd. by Abiola Irele. - 2nd ed. - Bloomington [etc.] : Indiana University Press, cop. 1996. - XXVIII, 221 p. - Oorspr. uitg.: 1983. - Met index, noten.
ISBN 0-253-33229-X ISBN 0-253-21096-8 pbk

Pour une pédagogie du changement / Paulin J. Hountondji.
In: Quest: (1996), vol. 10, no. 2, p. 37-64.

Producing knowledge in Africa today : the second Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola distinguished lecture / Paulin J. Hountondji.
In: African Studies Review: (1995), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 1-10.

Producing knowledge in Africa today / by Paulin J. Hountondji. - Toronto : [African Studies Association], 1994. - 14 bl. : tab. - No. 1994:75. - (Second Bashorum M.K.O. Abiola "distinguished lecture"). - Presented at the thirty-seventh annual meeting of the African Studies Association, Toronto, Ontario Canada, November 3-6, 1994. - Bibliogr.: bl. 14.

Les savoirs endogènes : pistes pour une recherche / sous la dir. de Paulin J. Hountondji. - Paris : Karthala, 1994. - IX, 345 p. : ill. - Bibliogr.: p. [313]-345. - Met noten.
ISBN 2-86978-039-7

Scientific dependence in Africa today / Paulin Hountondji.
In: Research in African Literatures: (1990), vol. 21, no. 3, p. 5-15.

L'appropriation collective du savoir : tâches nouvelles pour une politique scientifique / Paulin J. Hountondji.
In: Genève-Afrique = Geneva-Africa: (1988), vol. 26, no. 1, p. 49-66.

Langues africaines et philosophie : l'hypothèse relativiste / Paulin J. Hountondji.
In: Africa and the problem of its identity = L'Afrique et le problème de son identité = Afrika und das Problem seiner Identität / Alwin Diemer, ed. ; en coop. avec. J. Paulin Hountondji.: (1985), p. 75-88.

Que peut la philosophie? / Paulin J. Hountondji.
In: Symposium on philosophy in the present situation on Africa / ed. by A. Diemer: (1981), p. 37-58.

Que peut la philosophie? / Paulin J. Hountondji.
In: Présence africaine: (1981), no. 119, p. 47-71.

Sur la "philosophie africaine" : critique de l'ethnophilosophie / Paulin J. Hountondji. - Paris : Maspero, 1977. - 257 p.  - (Textes à l'appui). - Met lit.opg.
ISBN 2-7071-0880-4

African philosophy, myth and reality / Paulin J. Hountondji.
In: Thought and Practice: (1974), vol. 1, no. 2, p. 1-16.

 
Publications by Sophie B. Oluwole

Womanhood in Yoruba traditional thought / Sophie B. Oluwole.
In: Character is beauty : redefining Yoruba culture & identity : (Iwalewa-Haus, 1981-1996) / ed. by Wole Ogundele, Olu Obafemi and Femi Abodunrin. - Trenton, NJ [etc.] : Africa World Press: (cop. 2001), p. 223-234.

Philosophy and oral tradition / Sophie B. Oluwole. - Ikeja : ARK Publications, cop. 1999. - XIX, 124 p. Bibliogr.: p. 120-124.
ISBN 978-33890-5-X

African philosophy as illustrated in Ifa corpus / Sophie Oluwole.
book cover Witchcraft, reincarnation and the God-headIn: African Philosophy: (1998), vol. 11, no. 2, p. 151-159.

Culture, gender, and development theories in Africa / Sophie B. Oluwole.
In: Africa Development: (1997), vol. 22, no. 1, p. 95-121.

The essentials of African studies / ed. by Sophie B. Oluwole. - Akoka : General African Studies Programme, cop. 1997. - XI, 147 p. : tab. - Vol. 1. - Met bibliogr., noten.
ISBN 978-33890-0-9

Witchcraft, reincarnation and the God-head : (issues in African philosophy) / Sophie B. Oluwole. - Ikeja [etc.] : Excel Publishers, 1992. - 143 p.  - (African philosophy series)
Met bibliogr., index, noten.
ISBN 978-30130-3-3
 

Publications by Mogobe B. Ramose

Title to territory : its constitutional implications for contemporary South Africa and Zimbabwe / M.B. Ramose.
In: Recht in Afrika: (2000), H. 2, p. 189-210.

African philosophy through ubuntu / Mogobe B. Ramose. - Harare : Mond Books, 1999. - 208 p. ISBN 177906-044-0

African democratic tradition: oneness, consensus and openness : a reply to Wamba-dia-Wamba / Mogobe B. Ramose.
In: Quest: (1992), vol. 6, no. 2, p. 63-83.

In search of a workable and lasting constitutional change in South Africa / M.B. Ramose, T.G.T. Maphala, T.E. Makhabane.
In: Quest: (1991), vol. 5, no. 2, p. 5-31.
 

Publications by Kwasi Wiredu

Tradition, democracy and political legitimacy in contemporary Africa / Kwasi Wiredu.
In: Rewriting Africa : toward renaissance or collapse? / ed. by Kurimoto Eisei. - Osaka : Japan Center for Area Studies: (2001), p. 161-172.

The State, civil society and democracy in Africa / Kwasi Wiredu.
In: Quest: (1998), vol. 12, no. 1, p. 241-252.

African philosophy and inter-cultural dialogue / Kwasi Wiredu.
In: Quest: (1997), vol. 11, no. 1/2, p. 29-42.    

Cultural universals and particulars : an African perspective / Kwasi Wiredu. - Bloomington [etc.] : Indiana University Press, cop. 1996. - 237 p.  - Met index, noten.
book cover Cultural universals and particularsISBN 0-253-33209-5 ISBN 0-253-21080-1 pbk

Person and community / [ed. by] Kwasi Wiredu, Kwame Gyekye. - Washington, D.C. : The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, cop. 1992. - 266 p. : ill. - (Cultural heritage and contemporary change. Series II, Africa ; vol. 1) (Ghanaian philosophical studies ; 1) Published with the support of CIPSH/UNESCO. - Met index, noten.
ISBN 1-565-18005-4 ISBN 1-565-18004-6 pbk.

An Akan perspective on human rights / Kwasi Wiredu.
In: Human rights in Africa : cross-cultural perspectives / Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naim, Francis M. Deng ed. - Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution: (cop. 1990), p. 243-260.

Problems in Africa's self-identification in the contemporary world / Kwasi Wiredu.
In: Africa and the problem of its identity = L'Afrique et le problème de son identité = Afrika und das Problem seiner Identität / Alwin Diemer, ed. ; en coop. avec. J. Paulin Hountondji: (1985), p. 213-222.

Philosophy in Africa today / Kwasi Wiredu.
In: Into the 80's; the proceedings of the 11th annual conference of the Canadian Association of African studies / ed. by D.I. Ray, P. Shinnie and D. Williams; vol 2: (1981), p. 176-184.

Philosophy and an African culture / [by] Kwasi Wiredu. - Cambridge [Eng.] [etc.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980. - xiv, 239 p. ; Index.
ISBN 0-521-22794-1 ISBN 0-521-29647-1 Pbk 
 

African Philosophy - Monographs

Oral traditions as philosophy : Okot p'Bitek's legacy for African philosophy / Samuel Oluoch Imbo. - Lanham, MD [etc.] : Rowman & Littlefield, cop. 2002. - XXI, 181 p. - Bibliogr.: p. 177-175. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-8476-9772-X

African Renaissance and Ubuntu philosophy / ed. P.B. van Hensbroek. - Groningen : Centre for Development Studies, University of Groningen, 2001. - 157 p. : ill. - (CDS research report, ISSN 1385-9218; no. 12) (Quest, ISSN 1011-1226x; vol. 15, no. 1/2 (2001)).
Special issue of Quest, also online available at http://www.quest-journal.net/2001.htm

Explorations in African political thought : identity, community, ethics / ed. by Teodros Kiros ; with a pref. by K. Anthony Appiah. - New York, N.Y., [etc.] : Routledge, 2001. - x, 214 p. : ill.  - (New political science reader series) Met lit. opg. en index. ISBN 0-415-92766-8 ISBN 0-415-92767-6 pbk

On the postcolony / Achille Mbembe ; [transl. from the French by A.M. Berrett ... et al.]. - Berkeley [etc.] : University of California Press, cop. 2001. - 274 p. : ill.  - (Studies on the history of society and culture ; 41) Vert. van: Notes provisoires sur la postcolonie. - Bibliogr. p. 245-269 . - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-520-20434-4 ISBN 0-520-20435-2 pbk

African philosophy as cultural inquiry / ed. by Ivan Karp and D.A. Masolo. - Bloomington, Ind. [etc.] : Indiana University Press, cop. 2000. - VII, 270 p. : ill. - Met bibliogr., index, noten. ISBN 0-253-33808-5 ISBN 0-253-21417-3 pbk

African philosophy and the quest for autonomy : a philosophical investigation / Leonhard Praeg. - Amsterdam [etc.] : Rodopi, 2000. - XXXI, 322 p.  - (Studien zur interkulturellen Philosophie, ISSN 0928-141X ; 11) Met lit. opg. ISBN 90-420-1363-X

Africanisme et théorie du projet social / Mamadou Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Alpha Amadou Sy ; pref. de Amady Aly Dieng. - Paris [etc.] : L'Harmattan, cop. 2000. - 320 p. - Bibliogr.: p.[305]-317. - Met noten. ISBN 2-7384-9504-4

De la postcolonie : essai sur l'imagination politique dans l'Afrique contemporaine / Achille Mbembe. - Paris : Karthala, cop. 2000. - 293 p. - Met index, noten.
ISBN 2-8458-6078-1

Representation, resistance and discourses on African philosophy / Wendy Willems. - Maastricht : University of Maastricht, 2000. - 66 p. - Omslagtiphone - Final thesis University of Maastricht, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. - Bibliogr.: p. [63]-66. - Met noten.

Africa as the "other" of the West : problems, challenges, chances / P.W. Rosemann. - Kampala : African Research and Documentation Centre, Uganda Martyrs University, cop. 1999. - 34 p. - Bibliogr.: p. 31-34. - Met noten.

African vitalogy : a step forward in African thinking / by Martin Nkafu Nkemnkia ; [transl. from Italian by Christopher Mallia]. - Nairobi : Paulines Publications Africa, 1999. - 239 p. - Vert. van: Il pensare africano come "vitalogia". - Roma : Citta Nuova Editrice, cop. 1995. - Bibliogr.: p. [220]-239. - Met gloss., noten. ISBN 9966-21451-8

Het eigene en het andere : filosofie en globalisering : acta van de 21e Nederlands-Vlaamse filosofiedag / Jan Baars, Richard Starmans [red.]. - Delft : Eburon, cop. 1999. - 383 p. : fig. - Op omslag: Katholieke Universiteit Brabant. - Met lit. opg. ISBN 90-5166-746-9

Africa, philosophy and public affairs : proceedings of an international conference held at Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, from April 29 to May 3, 1997 / ed. by J. Obi Oguejiofor. - Enugu : Delta Publications Limited, 1998. - XXIX, 407 p. - Met index, noten. ISBN 978-2335-26-6

African philosophy : an anthology / ed. by Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze. - Malden, Mass. [etc.] : Blackwell Publishers, 1998. - XIII, 494 p. - Met index, noten.
ISBN 0-631-20337-0 ISBN 0-631-20338-9 pbk.

book cover The African philosophy readerThe African philosophy reader / ed. by P.H. Coetzee and A.P.J. Roux. - London [etc.] : Routledge, 1998. - XIII, 467 p. - Met lit. opg., index. ISBN 0-415-18905-5 pbk

African political philosophy, 1860-1995 : an inquiry into three families of discourse / Pieter Boele van Hensbroek. - [S.l. : s.n.], 1998 (Groningen : Universiteitsdrukkerij). - 222 p. : ill.  - Publ. in cooperation with Centre for Development Studies, University of Groningen. - Tevens proefschrift Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 1998. - Met lit. opg.

An introduction to African philosophy / Samuel Oluoch Imbo. - Lanham, Md., [etc.] : Rowman & Littlefield, cop. 1998. - XVII, 157 p. - Bibliogr.: p. [147]-153. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-8476-8840-2 ISBN 0-8476-8841-0 pbk

Philosophy from Africa : a text with readings / ed. by P.H. Coezee and A.P.J. Roux. - Cape Town : Oxford University Press Southern Africa, 1998. - XIII, 467 p.: - Met bibliogr., gloss., index, noten. ISBN 0-19-571904-2

Postcolonial African philosophy : a critical reader / ed. by Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze. - Cambridge, Mass. [etc.] : Blackwell, 1997. - IX, 374 p. - Bibliogr.: p. [345]-354. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-631-20339-7 geb. ISBN 0-631-20340-0 pbk.

Practical philosophy : in search of an ethical minimum / H. Odera Oruka. - Nairobi [etc.] : East African Educational Publishers, 1997. - (XVII), 309 p. - Bibliogr.: p. 289-295. - Met bijl., index, noten. ISBN 9966-46704-1

Tradition and modernity : philosophical reflections on the African experience / Kwame Gyekye. - New York [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 1997. - XIX, 338 p. - Met lit.opg. en indices. ISBN 0-19-511225-3 ISBN 0-19-511226-1 pbk

Philosophy for Africa / Augustine Shutte. - repr. - Rondebosch : UCT Press, 1996. - 184 p. - Oorspr. uitg.: 1993. - Bibliogr.: p. [175]-177. - Met index. ISBN 0-7992-1487-6

Mazungumzo : dialogen tussen Afrikaanse en westerse filosofiëen / Heinz Kimmerle. - Amsterdam [etc.] : Boom, cop. 1995. - 196 p. : krt. - Met lit. opg., reg. ISBN 90-5352-114-3

Africa, philosophy and the Western tradition : an essay in self-understanding / Stephen Theron. - Frankfurt am Main ; New York [etc.] : Lang, 1995. - 156 p.  Met lit. opg. - Index. ISBN 3-631-48611-1 (Frankfurt) ISBN 0-8204-2902-3 (New York)

African philosophy : selected readings / Albert G. Mosley. - Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, cop. 1995. - X, 438 p. - Met bibliogr., noten. ISBN 0-02-384181-8

African philosophy in search of identity / D.A. Masolo. - Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press [etc.] ; Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1994. - IX, 301 p.  - (African systems of thought) Published in association with the International African Institute, London. -  Met lit.opg. en index. ISBN 0-253-30271-4 (Bloomington) ISBN 0-253-20775-4 (Bloomington) pbk ISBN 0-7486-0496-0 (Edinburgh)

Die Dimension des Interkulturellen : Supplemente und Verallgemeinerungsschritte / Heinz Kimmerle. - Amsterdam [etc.] : Rodopi, 1994. - 198 p. : ill. - (Studien zur interkulturellen Philosophie, ISSN 0928-141X ; 2) (Philosophie in Afrika, afrikanische Philosophie ; 2. Tl) Met lit. opg. ISBN 90-5183-694-5

The hermeneutics of African philosophy : horizon and discourse / Tsenay Serequeberhan. - New York [etc.] : Routledge, 1994. - IX, 161 p. - Bew. van proefschrift Boston College, 1988. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-415-90801-9 ISBN 0-415-90802-7 pbk.

The idea of Africa / V.Y. Mudimbe. - Bloomington, Ind., [etc.] : Indiana University Press ; London : Currey, cop. 1994. - XVII, 234 p. : foto's, krt.  - (African systems of thought) Met bibliogr. en index. ISBN 0-253-33898-0 (Bloomington) ISBN 0-85255-234-3 (London) ISBN 0-253-20872-6 (Bloomington) pbk

Keywords in African philosophy, definitions of 'Africa', past and present / by David Chioni Moore. - Toronto : [African Studies Association], 1994. - 9 bl. - Presented at the thirty-seventh annual meeting of the African Studies Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 3-6, 1994. - No. 1994:121. - Met noten.

New wine and old bottles : a study of the concepts of traditional Africa and of their continuing influence today / John O'Donohue ; [ed. and with a forew. by L. Njinya-Mujinya]. - Kampala : SERENDIP, cop. 1994. - VI, 200 p. - Bibliogr.: p. 190-200. - Met noten.

book cover The African origin of Greek philosophyThe African origin of Greek philosophy : an exercise in Afrocentrism / by Innocent Chilaka Onyewuenyi. - Nsukka : University of Nigeria Press, 1993. - XIII, 320 p. - Bibliogr.: p. 288-303. - Met index, noten. ISBN 978-2299-30-8

African social & political philosophy : selected essays / Chukwudum B. Okolo. - Nsukka : Fulladu Publishing Company, 1993. - 176 p. - Omslag- en rugtitel: African social and political philosophy. - Bibliogr.: p. [171]-172. - Met index, noten. ISBN 978-31041-4-4

Foundations of African philosophy : a definitive analysis of conceptual issues in African thought / Godwin Sogolo. - Ibadan : Ibadan University Press, 1993. - XX, 223 p. : fig. - Bibliogr.: p. 207-218. - Met index, noten. ISBN 978-121-237-3

In my father's house : Africa in the philosophy of culture / Kwame Anthony Appiah. - New York [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 1992. - XI, 225 p. - 1e pbk. print: 1993. - Lit. opg., index, noten. ISBN 0-19-506851-3

In the tracks of African predicament : philosophy and contemporary socio-economic and political problems of Africa / Dipo Irele. - Ibadan : Options Book and Information Services, 1993. - 98 p. - Met index, noten. ISBN 978-32023-7-5
 

African Philosophy - Articles

À propos des écritures africaines de soi / Achille Mbembe.
In: Politique africaine: (2000), no. 77, p. 16-43.

Science, technology and tradition in contemporary African philosophy / Albert Mosley.
In: African Philosophy: (2000), vol. 13, no. 1, p. 25-32.

Uncovering rationality : a perspective in African thought / Pieter Coetzee.
In: South African Journal of Ethnology: (2000), vol. 23, no. 2/3, p. 63-82.

Moral thought in African cultures? : a metaphilosophical question / Polycarp Ikuenobe.
In: African Philosophy: (1999), vol. 12, no. 2, p. 105-123.

The problem of how to use African language for African thought: on a multilingual perspective in African philosophy / Kai Kresse.
In: African Philosophy: (1999), vol. 12, no. 1, p. 27-36.

Universalism and particularism: African philosophy or philosophy of Africa? / Jay M. Van Hook.
In: African Philosophy: (1999), vol. 12, no. 1, p. 11-19.

Wanderung zwischen den Welten : erkenntnistheoretische Voraussetzungen des Eigen- und Fremdverstehens am Beispiel der afrikanischen Philosophie / Erika Dettmar.
In: Paideuma / Frobenius-Institut: (1999), Bd. 45, p. 161-180.

Thinking wisdom : the hermeneutical basis of sage philosophy / Bruce Janz.
In: African Philosophy: (1998), vol. 11, no. 1, p. 57-71.

Bantu ontology and its implications for African socio-economic and political institutions / J.I. Unah.
cover African Philosophy JournalIn: Journal of Oriental and African Studies: (1997/98), vol. 9, p. 133-147.

African meanings, Western words / Barry Hallen.
In: African Studies Review: (1997), vol. 40, no. 1, p. 1-11.

What's it mean? : "analytic" African philosophy / Barry Hallen.
In: Quest: (1996), vol. 10, no. 2, p. 67-77.

Some problems in the writing of the history of African philosophy / C.B.N. Ogbogbo.
In: Quest: (1995/1996), vol. 9/10, no. 2/1, p. 159-171.

African philosophy and the African crisis / Kolawole Aderemi Owolabi.
n: Quest: (1995/1996), vol. 9/10, no. 2/1, p. 33-42.

The ontological status of African folk-philosophy / Chukwudum Okolo.
In: Quest: (1995), vol. 9, no. 1, p. 106-115.

Reason, identity, and the African quest : the problems of self-definition in African philosophy / Olusegun Oladipo.
In: Africa Today: (1995), vol. 42, no. 3, p. 26-38.

Some observations about philosophy, postmodernism and art in contemporary African studies / Barry Hallen.
In: African Studies Review: (1995), vol. 38, no. 1, p. 69-80.

La question de l'identité dans la philosophie négro-africaine d'aujourd'hui / par Bonaventure Mve-Ondo.
In: Afrique 2000: (1994), no. 18, p. 77-90.

Rorty's critique of philosophy : the implication for the search for a method in contemporary African philosophy / Dipo Irele.
In: Quest: (1994), vol. 8, no. 2, p. 83-94.

African philosophy : an exposition / Tsenay Serequeberhan.
In: Quest: (1993), vol. 7, no. 2, p. 93-105.

African philosophy : its quest for identity / Jay M. Van Hook.
In: Quest: (1993), vol. 7, no. 1, p. 28-43.

The African source of Greek philosophy / Workineh Kelbessa.
In: Journal of African Religion and Philosophy: (1993), vol. 2, no. 2, p. 14-23.

A critique of John S. Mbiti's traditional African ontology / G. Munda Carew.
In: Quest: (1993), vol. 7, no. 1, p. 78-91.

European attitudes to African philosophy / Gerd-Ruediger Hoffmann.
In: Quest: (1993), vol. 7, no. 1, p. 44-55.

The nature and sources of African philosophy / John O'Donohue.
In: Journal of African Religion and Philosophy: (1993), vol. 2, no. 2, p. 48-58.

Truth and ethics in African thought / Emmanuel Eze.
In: Quest: (1993), vol. 7, no. 1, p. 4-18.
 

African Philosophy - Periodicals

Philosophia Africana : analysis of philosophy and issues in Africa and the black diaspora / ed. Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze. - Vol. 4, no. 1 (2001) -. - Chicago : DePaul University, Department of Philosophy, 2001. - Verschijnt 2 x per jaar. - Voortz. van: African philosophy.

African philosophy. - ... - Vol. 13, no. 2 (2000). - Abingdon : Carfax, 1998-2000. -  Verschijnt 2 x per jaar. - Voortgez. als: Philosophia Africana. - Voortz. van: SAPINA bulletin. ISSN 1369-6823

Journal of African religion and philosophy / ed. by Leuben Njinya-Mujinya. - Vol. 1, no. 2 (1990) - .... - Kampala : Sun Publishers, 1990-.... -  Verschijnt 2 x per jaar. - Voortz. van: The African mind. ISSN 1018-8592

The African mind : a journal of religion and philosophy in Africa / ed.: Leuben Njinya-Mujinya. - Vol. 1, no. 1 (1989). - [S.l. : s.n.], 1989. -  Verschijnt 2x per jaar. - Voortgez. als: Journal of African religion and philosophy.

cover Quest 2003Quest : philosophical discussions : an international African journal of philosophy = un journal international philosophique africain / ed. Roni M. Khul Bwalya and Pieter Boele van Hensbroek. - Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 1987) - .... - Lusaka : University of Zambia, Department of Philosophy, 1987-....  - Verschijnt 2x per jaar. - Engelse en Franse artikelen. - Omslagtitel: Quest philosophical discussions. - Ondertitel varieert. ISSN 1011-226X = QUEST (Lusaka) [Current corporate author: Département de philosophie, Université du Bénin Lomé; current place of publication: Lomé, Togo]

Éthiopiques : revue socialiste de culture négro-africaine. - No. 1 (1975) - no. 31 (1982) ; Nouvelle série, vol. 1, no. 1 (1983) - .... - Dakar : [s.n.], 1975-... (Dakar : Grande Imprimerie Africaine [etc.]). -  Verschijnt 2x per jaar. - Ondertitel varieert. ISSN 0850-2005 = Éthiopiques
[Current subtitle: revue négro-africaine de littérature et de philosophie; current publisher: Fondation Léopold Sédar Senghor]

Systèmes de pensée en Afrique noire. - Cah. 1 (1975) - .... - Ivry : École Pratique des Hautes Études, 1975-.... - Verschijnt onregelmatig. ISSN 0294-7080
 

Selected Web Resources

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Online publications (full text)

Mogobe B, Ramose: An African perspective on justice and race
In: Polylog. Forum for Intercultural Philosophizing  vol. 2 (2001), 1-27.
Online: http://www.polylog.org/them/2/fcs6-en.htm

Kwasi Wiredu's ethics of consensus. An African model
Special issue of Polylog. Forum for Intercultural Philosophizing 1(2000)2
Online: http://www.polylog.org/them/1.2/intro-en.htm

Kwasi Wiredu
Toward Decolonizing African Philosophy and Religion
African Studies Quarterly, 1.4 (1997).

Kwasi Wiredu
Information about Kwasi Wiredu’s career and work
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwasi_Wiredu

African Philosophy sites

African Philosophy Resources
Site on "philosophy  which focuses on Africa, philosophy done in Africa, and philosophy that is part of the traditional conversation among African philosophers". Includes links to full text documents, reading lists, reviews, course syllabi, African philosophers, associations, conferences, discussion lists, journals, topics within African philosophy. and  African Studies resources including libraries and publishers. Maintained by Bruce B. Janz, Philosophy Dept, Augustana University College, Alberta, Canada. http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/afphil/home.html

African Philosophy
Site of the journal African Philosophy, edited by Olufemi Taiwo.
http://www.africanphilosophy.com/index.htm

Afri-Phil
An email list for the discussion of topics related to the philosophy of African society and history, its current issues and future directions. The list complements the journal Philosophia Africana.
http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/afphil/afri-phil.htm