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Journal of Contemporary African Philosophy


Publication: Journal of Contemporary African Philosophy
  Edited by Bernard Matolino

This serves to announce the new journal – Journal of Contemporary
African Philosophy – as well as an invitation to submit articles to
the journal. The distinguishing mark of this journal is its interest
in the formulation and presentation of African philosophy in a
contemporary form that directs the field into the future. The journal
is interested in contributions that specifically link philosophy to
the contemporary needs of Africa (from philosophy) as well as
contributions that are imaginative in their attempt at shaping
African philosophical discourse beyond affirmations of its existence.
With its myriad branches and competencies, African philosophy can
contribute to the well-being of this continent through a rigorous
reflection of our current state, how we got here, and most
importantly how we can map a new direction from here.

While it is not possible to prescribe how a discipline or field has
to unfold, this journal seeks to further reflections on the purpose
and use of philosophy in the daily grind that ordinarily we go
through. While philosophy is mostly understood as an abstract
concern, the journal believes that to be just but one form of
understanding. There is an alternative understanding of philosophy,
and the philosopher, as also involved in the affairs of everyday men
and women. Such an awareness and involvement is not synonymous with
abandoning the core concern of philosophy but is a mode of reflection
that is useful for the here and now. Thus the journal encourages
scholarship that shows the intersectionality of theorization and
concern for the practical effect of philosophical speculation.
African philosophy has always been comfortable with these two
dichotomies. What the journal seeks to achieve, is to bring these
dichotomies together for a contemporary expansion of African
philosophy that will aid our understanding of present-day Africa both
as an idea and as a lived-out experience.


The members of the editorial and administrative team are as follows:

Prof Bernard Matolino, Associate Professor, University of

Assistant Editor:
Isaac Mutelo, PhD candidate, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Editorial Board Members:
Prof Joseph C.A Agbakoba, Professor, University of Nigeria
Prof Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor, New York University
Prof Simon Beck, Professor, University of the Western Cape
Prof Philippe Denis, Senior Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Barry Hallen, Director of Southern Crossroads Academic
Prof Bruce Janz, Professor, University of Central Florida
Prof D.A. Masolo, Professor, University of Louisville
Dr Stan Muyebe, current Provincial of the Order of Preachers
(Dominicans) in Southern Africa
Prof J. Obi Oguejiofor, Professor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria
Prof Mogobe Ramose, Professor, Sefako Makgatho University, South

Administrative Team:
Moses Chanda, Guide Marambanyika, Mark S Mngomezulu and Isaac Mutelo


Journal of Contemporary African Philosophy
P.O. Box 100 150
Scottsville, 3209, KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)33 3452241
Fax: +27 (0)33 3452246