In Memory of Prof John Mbiti

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of the greats and pioneers in African Philosophy, Rev Canon Prof John Mbiti, whose death occurred on Sunday, October 6 2019. He was 87. Prof Mbiti’s influence in African Philosophy cannot be overstated. Born in Kenya, Mbiti obtained his

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Reconsider your ‘Reconsideration of the Decolonisation Project’: A Reply to Rafael Winkler

By Jonathan Chimakonam Eburu ozu onye ọzọ, ọdị ka ebu ukwu nkụ. (When ‘An-Other’ man’s corpse is carried shoulder-high by ragged job men, folks who live in luxury treat it like a mere bunch of firewood) —Igbo Proverb In his piece titled “Reconsider the decolonisation project” published in the Mail and Guardian of January

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A CONFERENCE ON “WITCHCRAFT PRACTICES” IS NOT A “WITCHES AND WIZARDS CONFERENCE”: A MEMOIR FROM MY U.N.N. EXPERIENCE (1)

By Emmanuel Ofuasia csp (ofuasia.emma@yahoo.com) Towards the end of November 2019, there was, what seemed to me, a needless hullabaloo, in the town of Nsukka, which houses the University of Nigeria (U.N.N). The reason is not unconnected to the “Conference on Witchcraft Practices,” an event initiated by the B.I.C. Ijiomah

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The Statues of our Discontent

by Boaventura de Sousa Santos Statues look a lot like the past, which is why, whenever they are called into question, we turn to historians. The truth is that statues are a thing of the past only as long as they stand quietly in squares, as indifferent to us as

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A Tribute to Late Professor Chris Okezie Ijiomah

Put together by the Elements of the Conversational Society of Philosophy (CSP)., Monday, June 15, 2020 Introduction When an individual contributes immensely to humanity or makes giant strides in his/her field of endeavour, those who are aware of those contributions are immediately met with sadness when the demise of such

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Call for Papers: 1ST CSP EMERGING IDEAS ON CONVERSATIONAL THINKING CONFERENCE (EICT)

1ST CSP EMERGING IDEAS ON CONVERSATIONAL THINKINGCONFERENCE (EICT) A Collaboration of The Conversational Society of Philosophy (CSP)andThinking Africa (Department of Philosophy, University of Pretoria). Theme Thinking Africa: Glocal Solutions to Glocal Problems Venue: Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria, South Africa Dates: August 26-28, 2020 Call for Abstracts: The Conversational School

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The Verdict of Posterity is Enough Incentive to Work Hard in the Absence of Recognition Today

Ada Agada csp Forum Scientiarum, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany ada.agada@fsci.uni-tuebingen.de The Conversational School of Philosophy, Calabar, Nigeria aagada@cspafrica.org 10/12/2019 It is easy to forget that African philosophy is still very much at the stage of idea-ferment and system-building. While Western philosophy has passed this stage and is now very comfortable with

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