New Journal: Journal of Contemporary African Philosophy

Journal of Contemporary African Philosophy 5 Leinster Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 P.O. Box 100 150, Scottsville, 3209 KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Tel: [033] 345 2241 Fax: [033] 345 2246 Email: JOCAP@domuni.eu Dear colleagues*, in the name of my esteemed colleague Prof Bernard Matolino, I am happy to announce this new journal – Journal of Contemporary African […]

CFP: Cultures of Shame (deadline: Feb. 29, 2020)

EDITED COLLECTION TITLE: Cultures of Shame EDITOR: Cecilea Mun, PhD is the editor of and a contributor to the edited collection titled, “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shame: Methods, Theories, Norms, Cultures, and Politics” (Lexington Books/Roman & Littlefield, October 2019), the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion,and the founding director of the Society for Philosophy of Emotion. Her publications […]

Moments from the Disabling Normativities Conference

As regular readers/listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY know, last week I participated in the Disabling Normativities Conference at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference, which was organized by the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, was outstanding, in a variety of ways: the sessions were interesting and provocative, the discussions amongst participants between […]

Thinking Africa Imprint

UKZN Press has made PDFs of the first five volumes published under the Thinking Africa Imprint freely available. In order of publication, the five volumes are: 1.     The Return of Makhanda: Exploring the Legend, Julia C. Wells (2012) “In a work of brilliant scholarship, combining both popular and academic history, Julia Wells has given us a […]

CFP: Philosophical Society of South Africa (PSSA) Conference 2020, KwaZulu-Natal, Jan. 13-15, 2020 (Extended deadline: Sept. 15, 2019)

The 2020 conference of the PSSA will take place between Monday 13th and Wednesday 15th January, and be held at the Fern Hill Hotel in the KZN midlands. (Additional details about the venue appear below.) The conference is hosted by the Philosophy discipline at University of KwaZulu-Natal. We solicit titles and abstracts (150-250 words) long, for inclusion […]

Review of Method, Substance, and the Future of African Philosophy

The book review of Edwin Etieyibo’s Method, Substance, and the Future of African Philosophy posted below originally appeared at Social Epistemology and Review and Reply Collective. The author of the review is Anke Graness. The full citation for the review is: Graness, Anke. “African Philosophy and History.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 7, no. 10 (2018): […]

‘Ezumezu’ and ‘African Philosophy as Critical Universalism’: Engaging African Intuitions for Normative Theory in a Pluriverse, Ebonyi State University, May 27-29, 2019

Special Workshop on the Nature and Significance of Postcolonial African Philosophy This special workshop on the nature and significance of Postcolonial African Philosophy is primarirly motivated by two recent publications. The first, Ezumezu: A System of Logic for African Philosophy and Studies(Springer 2019) by Jonathan O. Chimakonam PhD (Senior Lecturer, University of Calabar, Nigeria), articulates a […]