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African Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Fractured Epistemologies

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Theme: African Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Fractured Epistemologies
Publication: Synthesis philosophica
Date: Vol. 33, No. 1 (2018)

A special edition of Synthesis philosophica on "African Philosophy
and the Reconstruction of Fractured Epistemologies" has just been
published, edited by Isaac Ukpokolo and Elvin Imafidon.

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African Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Fractured Epistemologies
Isaac Ehaleoye Ukpokolo, Elvin Imafidon

Reconstructing a Fractured Indigenous Knowledge System (5-22)
Anselm Kole Jimoh

Oral Tradition, Epistemic Dependence, and Knowledge in African
Cultures (23-40)
Polycarp Ikuenobe

The Positivist Demand and the Betrayed Tradition of Tacit Knowledge
in an African Thought System. Fractures in Esan Epistemology (41-50)
Isaac Ehaleoye Ukpokolo

Reconstructing African Fractured Epistemologies for African
Development (51-76)
Wilfred Lajul

Knowledge, Power Matrix, and the Vision of African Renaissance (77-90)
Benjamin Timi Olujohungbe

Western versus African Medical Knowledge Systems. A Comparative
Epistemological Analysis (91-104)
Alex Egodotaye Asakitikpi

African Experience, Development, and the Metaphysical Radicalism of
the African Humanities (105-121)
Jacob Aleonote Aigbodioh

On Indigenous African Epistemology: Mythographic Representations of
the Witchcraft Phenomenon in the Ifá Text (123-147)
Omotade Adegbindin

Cultural Reconstruction of Iwa Ji Festival in Igbo-Ukwu, and
Fractured Igbo Identity (149-164)
Francesca C Ukpokolo, Obiageli C. Okoye, Olatunde B. Lawuyi

Is the African Feminist Moral Epistemology of Care Fractured?
(165-177) Elvis Imafidon

Beyond Fractured Epistemology: A Discourse of the Idea of Personhood
and Personalism in Igbo and Yoruba Moral System (179-196)
Philip Edema

Love as the Foundation of Ubuntu (197-208)
Mpho Tshivhase

What is the Essence of an Essence? Comparing Afro-Relational and
Western-Individualist Ontologies (209-224)
Thaddeus Metz

How not to Do African Epistemology (225-236)
Peter Aloysius Ikhane

White Supremacy in Eurocentric Epistemologies: On the West’s
Responsibility for its Philosophical Heritage (237-249)
Björn Freter

A Short History of Protagoras’ Philosophy (251-262)
Janko M. Lozar

The Aporias of Kitsch (263-277)
Mirjana Radojičić

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