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  1. African Biocomnuinitarianism and Australian Dreamtime.J. Baird Callicott - forthcoming - Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence.
  2. Prison reform and prisoner's rights in the light of the new South African Constitution, 1993.G. L. Gordon - forthcoming - Nexus.
  3. Racism: A challenge to south african universities.Mma Gray & Aj Bernstein - forthcoming - Theoria.
  4. Realizing Ubuntu in Global Health: An African Approach to Global Health Justice.Nancy S. Jecker, Caesar A. Atuire & Nora Kenworthy - forthcoming - Public Health Ethics.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the question, ‘What do we owe each other as members of a global community during a global health crisis?’ In tandem, it has raised underlying concerns about how we should prepare for the next infectious disease outbreak and what we owe to people in other countries during normal times. While the prevailing bioethics literature addresses these questions drawing on values and concepts prominent in the global north, this paper articulates responses prominent in sub-Saharan Africa. The (...)
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  5. Holding Responsible in the African Tradition: Reconciliation Applied to Punishment, Compensation, and Trials.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Maximillian Kiener (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Responsibility. Routledge.
    When it comes to how to hold people responsible for wrongdoing, much of the African philosophical tradition focuses on reconciliation as a principal final aim. This essay expounds an interpretation of reconciliation meant to have broad appeal, and then draws out its implications for responsibility in respect to three matters. First, when it comes to criminal justice, it shows that prizing reconciliation entails that offenders should be held responsible to “clean up their own mess,” i.e., to compensate victims and reform (...)
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  6. Community in African Moral-Political Philosophy.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Niall Bond (ed.), Community from a Global Perspective. Brill.
    I critically discuss respects in which conceptions of community have featured in African moral-political philosophy over the past 40 years or so. Some of the discussion is in the vein of intellectual history, recounting key theoretical moves for those unfamiliar with the field. However, my discussion is also opinionated, noting prima facie weaknesses with certain positions and presenting others as more promising, particularly relative to prominent Western competitors. There are a variety of forms that African communitarianism has taken and could (...)
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  7. A Relational Theory of Justice.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - Oxford University Press.
    The core idea of A Relational Theory of Justice is that normative political and legal philosophy should be grounded on people’s relational features, in particular their ability to commune with others and be communed with by them. Usually, philosophers of justice in the West have based their views on people’s intrinsic features, ones that make no essential reference to others, such as their autonomy, self-ownership, or well-being. In addition, often critics of basing politics and law on justice, whether in the (...)
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  8. Ce que l’Afrique peut apporter au monde.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Tayeb Chenntouf (ed.), Histoire générale de l’Afrique, Volume 9 : l’Afrique Globale. UNESCO.
    French translation of 'What Africa Can Contribute to the World', a commissioned chapter for UNESCO'S General History of Africa project.
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  9. Human Rights and African Communitarian Values.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Jesse Tomalty & Kerri Woods (eds.), Routledge Handbook for the Philosophy of Human Rights. Routledge.
    This chapter demonstrates that the African philosophical tradition offers four interesting ways to broaden global thought about human rights, where all four involve an appeal to the value of community in some way. Firstly, some African philosophers are skeptical about the normative category of human, i.e., individual rights, with some appealing to communal considerations to deny they exist at all and others doing so to argue that they should not play a central role in moral-political thought. Secondly, there is the (...)
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  10. Replacing Development: An Afro-communal Approach to Distributive Justice (Repr.).Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Ephraim Stephen Essien & Frank Aragbonfoh Abumere (eds.), African Political and Economic Philosophy with Africapitalism: Concepts for African Leadership. Rowman and Littlefield.
    Reprint of an article first appearing in Philosophical Papers (2017).
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  11. A Relational Theory of Dignity and Human Rights: Contributions from African Ethics.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - The Monist.
    I draw on resources from the African moral-philosophical tradition to construct a new theory of human rights that presents a challenge to the globally dominant autonomy-based approach. Whereas the latter conceives of human rights violations as degradations of our rational nature, the former does so in terms of degradation of our relational nature, specifically, our capacity to be party to harmonious or friendly relationships. I argue that understanding human rights violations as roughly behavior that treats innocent parties in an extremely (...)
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  12. An African Theory of Economic Justice (Repr.).Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Austin Okigbo & Paul Nnodim (eds.), Ubuntu: A Comparative Study of an African Concept of Justice. Leuven University Press.
    Shortened and mildly revised reprint of an article first appearing in Ethical Perspectives (2020).
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  13. An African Approach to Relational Normative Economics.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Josef Wieland (ed.), Cooperation in Value-Creating Networks: Relational Perspectives on Governing Economic and Social Value Creation in the 21st Century. Springer.
    A summary of my relational approach to a variety of questions in economic justice, including what to distribute, how much wealth each should have, with the point of a firm is, how to punish in the workplace, and others.
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  14. African Philosophy and Political Power (tentative title).Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - Journal of International Political Theory.
    Invited critical discussion of recent work from the African tradition on the topic of political power and perhaps some closely related topics.
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  15. The Proper Role of Economic Goods in Effecting National Reconciliation: Comparing Colombia and South Africa.Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In David Bilchitz & Raisa Cachalia (eds.), Transitional and Distributive Justice in Transformative Constitutionalism: Comparing Colombia and South Africa. Oxford University Press.
    Scholars have compared the transitional justice processes of Colombia and South Africa in some respects, but there has yet to be a systematic moral-philosophical evaluation of them regarding how they have sought to allocate economic goods. Here I appraise the ways that South Africa and Colombia have responded to their respective historical conflicts in respect of the distribution of property and opportunities. I do so in the light of a conception of reconciliation informed by a relational ethic of harmony, a (...)
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  16. Economic Goods and the Communitarian Way of Life.Thaddeus Metz & Nathalia Bautista - forthcoming - In David Bilchitz & Raisa Cachalia (eds.), Transitional and Distributive Justice in Transformative Constitutionalism: Comparing Colombia and South Africa. Oxford University Press.
    In contributions elsewhere to this volume, we considered the histories of Colombia and South Africa and how some of the values indigenous to those locales might plausibly bear on transitional justice in them. We advanced broadly relational and constructive (non-retributive) approaches to the social conflicts that had taken place there, ones that make victim compensation central. In this chapter we consider how Metz’s ubuntu-based reconciliatory approach to reparations might be relevant to Colombia in ways he did not consider, after which (...)
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  17. La Philosophie au-delà de nos frontières: le cas de l'éthique africaine (Philosophy beyond the Boundaries: The Case of African Ethics).Thaddeus Metz & Pius Mosima (eds.) - forthcoming - Harmattan.
    A collection of several articles on African moral and political philosophy by Thaddeus Metz, translated into French by Emmanuel Fopa, and edited and introduced by Pius Mosima of the University of Bamenda, Cameroon.
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  18. Human Dignity in African Thought.Motsamai Molefe & Christopher Allsobrook (eds.) - forthcoming - Palgrave Macmillan.
  19. On african homelands and nation-states, negritude, assimilation, and african socialism.Assimilation Negritude - forthcoming - African Philosophy: A Classical Approach.
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  20. Routledge Handbook of African Political Philosophy.Uchenna Okeja (ed.) - forthcoming - Routledge.
  21. Makaveli's Offspring: A Kendrick Lamar Primer.Joseph Osel - forthcoming - de Musica 44 (13).
  22. On African Homelands and Nation-States, Negritude, Assimilation, and African Socialism.L. Senghor - forthcoming - African Philosophy: A Classical Approach. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  23. Problems and alignments in African labor.Katherine S. Van Eerde - forthcoming - Social Research: An International Quarterly.
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  24. Understanding Genuine Development: African Contexts.Luke Amadi - 2023 - In Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Müller & A. C. M. Roothaan (eds.), Beauty in African thought: critical perspectives on the Western idea of development. Lexington Books.
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  25. Beauty in African thought: critical perspectives on the Western idea of development.Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Müller & A. C. M. Roothaan (eds.) - 2023 - Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
    This collection contributes to the understanding of the idea of development from Africa-based perspectives. African(ist) thinkers investigate the notion of beauty as a source for alternative approaches to pressing global issues such as poverty, inequality, and climate change.
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  26. Ubuntu Humanity and Community Building for Human Growth: Sustainable Development in Africa's Cultural Depiction.Frans Dokman - 2023 - In Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Müller & A. C. M. Roothaan (eds.), Beauty in African thought: critical perspectives on the Western idea of development. Lexington Books.
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  27. Ubuntu Humanity and Sustainable Development Goals.Dorine E. Van Norren - 2023 - In Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Müller & A. C. M. Roothaan (eds.), Beauty in African thought: critical perspectives on the Western idea of development. Lexington Books.
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  28. Replacing Development: An Afro-Communal Approach to Distributive Justice.Thaddeus Metz - 2023 - In Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Muller & Angela Roothaan (eds.), Beauty in African Thought: Critical Perspectives on the Western Idea of Development. Lexington Books. pp. ch. 7.
  29. Political Philosophy in the Global South: Harmony in Africa, East Asia, and South America.Thaddeus Metz - 2023 - In Uchenna Okeja (ed.), Routledge Handbook of African Political Philosophy. Routledge. pp. ch. 27.
    Harmony as a basic value is neglected in internationally influential philosophical discussions about rights, power, and other facets of public policy; it is not prominent in articles that appear in widely read journals or in books published by presses with a global reach. Of particular interest, political philosophers and policy makers remain ignorant of the similarities and differences between various harmony-oriented approaches to institutional choice from around the world. In this chapter, I begin to rectify these deficiencies by critically discussing (...)
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  30. Spirituality, Capability, and Sustainable Development from an African Cultural Construction.Aderemi Oladele - 2023 - In Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Müller & A. C. M. Roothaan (eds.), Beauty in African thought: critical perspectives on the Western idea of development. Lexington Books.
  31. Art Traders and Spirits. Negotiating Values for Self-Determination in a Frame of Global Development.Angela Roothaan - 2023 - In Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Müller & A. C. M. Roothaan (eds.), Beauty in African thought: critical perspectives on the Western idea of development. Lexington Books.
  32. Omolúàbí: Understanding the Yorùbá's Moral Obligations in Human Well-being and its Implications for Political Participation in Nigeria - Insights from Ikorodu.Oladosu Mudasiru Surajudeen, Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi & Abiodun Fatai - 2023 - In Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Müller & A. C. M. Roothaan (eds.), Beauty in African thought: critical perspectives on the Western idea of development. Lexington Books.
  33. Social Ethics and Governance in Contemporary African Writing: Literature, Philosophy, and the Nigerian World.Nimi Wariboko - 2023
  34. Reporting on African Responses to COVID-19: African Philosophical Perspectives for Addressing Quandaries in the Global Justice Debate.Martin Odei Ajei - 2022 - Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 13 (2):1-20.
    The first case of COVID-19 infection in Africa was recorded in Egypt on 14 February 2020. Following this, several projections of the possible devastating effect that the virus can have on the population of African countries were made in the Western media. This paper presents evidence for Africa’s successful responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and under-reporting or misrepresentation of these successes in Western media. It proceeds to argue for accounting for these successes in terms of Africa’s communitarian way of life (...)
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  35. An African philosophical perspective on barriers to the current discourse on sustainability.Martin Odei Ajei - 2022 - Philosophical Forum 53 (1):31-45.
    The Philosophical Forum, Volume 53, Issue 1, Page 31-45, Spring 2022.
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  36. A theory of African constitutionalism. [REVIEW]Tanzil Chowdhury - 2022 - Jurisprudence 13 (4):703-707.
    The scholarship and legal products of the Global South, argued Daniel Bonilla Maldonado,1 occupy ‘a low level’. Their constitutions and attendant jurisprudential theories were seen as mere transpla...
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  37. A theory of African constitutionalism: by Berihun Adugna Gebeye, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2021, 249 pp., £80.00 (Hardback), ISBN: 9780192893925. [REVIEW]Tanzil Chowdhury - 2022 - Jurisprudence 13 (4):703-707.
    The scholarship and legal products of the Global South, argued Daniel Bonilla Maldonado,1 occupy ‘a low level’. Their constitutions and attendant jurisprudential theories were seen as mere transpla...
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  38. Teaching and Learning Guide for: African perspectives on just war.Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues - 2022 - Philosophy Compass 17 (3):e12814.
    Philosophy Compass, Volume 17, Issue 3, March 2022.
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  39. African perspectives on just war.Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues - 2022 - Philosophy Compass 17 (3):e12808.
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  40. Um mundo sem mediações: descolonização africana como teoria política da modernização periférica.Leno Francisco Danner & Fernando Danner - 2022 - Griot 22 (3):149-161.
    Utilizaremos o conceito de sociedade sem mediações, calcada no racismo estrutural, tal como proposto por Frantz Fanon, para explicar a tendência regressiva própria às sociedades de modernização periférica, mormente o Brasil. A partir de uma crítica a Gilberto Freyre e a Florestan Fernandes, os quais assumem uma noção de objetivismo sociológico necessitarista com caráter apolítico-despolitizado para explicar o desenvolvimento e as contradições da sociedade brasileira hodierna (o sadismo-masoquismo de Freyre; a incapacidade negra para a ética protestante do trabalho, por causa (...)
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  41. Ubuntu como modo de vida: contribuição da filosofia africana para pensar a democracia.Antonio Oliveira Dju & Darcísio Natal Muraro - 2022 - Trans/Form/Ação 45 (spe):239-264.
    Resumo: O objetivo deste estudo é analisar a noção do Ubuntu como contribuição para pensar a democracia, especialmente a crise que esta enfrenta, no Brasil, da atual realidade histórica de intolerância, discriminação racial, exclusão social e desumanização. Para isso, levanta-se a seguinte questão: pode a África contribuir para o pensamento da democracia, pela sua filosofia de vida expressa em Ubuntu? A primeira parte do texto analisa o conceito de Ubuntu, destacando seu caráter filosófico. A segunda parte desenvolve duas características estruturais (...)
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  42. Global justice in the context of transnational surrogacy: an African bioethical perspective.Ademola Kazeem Fayemi & Amara Esther Chimakonam - 2022 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 43 (2-3):75-93.
    The ongoing debate on how best to regulate international commercial surrogacy defies consensus, as the most cogent normative and jurisprudential grounds for and against non-altruistic surrogacy remain controversial. This paper contributes to the debate by focusing on social justice issues arising from transnational, moneymaking surrogacy, with a focus on the Global South. It argues that existing theoretical perspectives on balancing interests, rights, privileges, and resources in the context of cross-border surrogacy—such as cosmopolitanism, communitarianism, liberal feminism, radical feminism, and neorealism—are not (...)
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  43. Differences in African Indigenous Rights Messaging in International Advocacy Coalitions.Maia Hallward & Jonathan Taylor Downs - 2022 - Human Rights Review 23 (2):183-204.
    International Indigenous rights coalitions increasingly involve Indigenous and non-Indigenous civil society organizations with diverse backgrounds and interests. As these organizations more frequently interact and partner with one another, what issues are being emphasized in their advocacy efforts? This study utilizes content analysis of 60 Indigenous rights organizations’ websites, as well as interviews of several leaders and staff, to explore whether African Indigenous organizations emphasize different aspects of Indigenous rights in their messaging and advocacy than their other Indigenous and non-Indigenous coalition (...)
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  44. Dialogue on African Philosophy and Developement.Ikechukwu Anthony Kanu (ed.) - 2022 - Maryland, USA: Association for the Promotion of African Studies.
    Dialogue on African Philosophy and Development: Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies.
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  45. Decent Work in the South African Macroeconomy: Who are The Winners and Losers?Odile Mackett - 2022 - Humanistic Management Journal 7 (2):277-305.
    Concerns related to the future of work has precipitated various studies aimed at ensuring that the labour market is a place where people can earn a living, work in dignity, and flourish as human beings. Studies on labour market inequalities and how macroeconomic policies can be used to address such inequalities are also plentiful. What macroeconomic studies have often failed to do, however, is highlight the differences _between_ individuals in the labour market. This is important, especially in an economy with (...)
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  46. African Ethics and Public Governance: Nepotism, Preferential Hiring, and Other Partiality (repr.).Thaddeus Metz - 2022 - In Abiola Olukemi Ogunyemi, Isaiah Adisa & Robert Ebo Hinson (eds.), Ethics and Accountable Governance in Africa's Public Sector, Volume I. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 109-129.
    Shortened and mildly revised version of an essay that initially appeared in Murove (ed.) African Ethics (2009). This chapter is a work of applied ethics that aims to provide a convincing comprehensive account of how a government official in a post-independence sub-Saharan country should make decisions about how to allocate goods such as civil service jobs and contracts with private firms. Should such a person refrain from considering any particulars about potential recipients, or might it be appropriate to consider, for (...)
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  47. A Reconciliation Theory of State Punishment: An Alternative to Protection and Retribution.Thaddeus Metz - 2022 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 91:119-139.
    I propose a theory of punishment that is unfamiliar in the West, according to which the state normally ought to have offenders reform their characters and compensate their victims in ways the offenders find burdensome, thereby disavowing the crime and tending to foster improved relationships between offenders, their victims, and the broader society. I begin by indicating how this theory draws on under-appreciated ideas about reconciliation from the Global South, and especially sub-Saharan Africa, and is distinct from the protection and (...)
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  48. Racial inequality and the imperative critique of the South African negotiated settlement.Gugu Ndlazi - 2022 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 11 (3):93-104.
    The former South African first black President’s vision aimed to unite and fight racial tensions and inequalities by introducing and envisioning a South Africa for all who live in it. However, twenty-five years later, the post-apartheid South Africa is riddled with cancerous ills such as racial inequality, racism, and failure to bridge the gap between the poor and the rich. This paper will attest to the notion that the 1994 rainbow nation ideology is dead because racial inequality is still a (...)
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  49. Ubuntu as a Plausible Ground for a Normative Theory of Justice from the African Place.Victor C. A. Nweke - 2022 - In Jonathan O. Chimakonam, Edwin Etieyibo & Ike Odimegwu (eds.), Essays on Contemporary Issues in African Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 169-191.
    I contend that if theories of justice are often constructed from a specific understanding of the nature of humans, then Ubuntu can serve as a base for a normative theory of justice from an African context. The underlying claim here is that Ubuntu encapsulates a prevalent view in the intellectual heritage of Africa about the nature of human beings. I buttress this position by following the research imperative of conversational philosophy which posits that critical and creative engagement with extant perspectives (...)
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  50. Doing African political philosophy from a universalist perspective.Ẹniọlá Ànúolúwapọ́ Ṣóyẹmí - 2022 - Philosophical Forum 53 (3):187-194.
    There has been a strong impetus to set the definitional parameters of study in African political philosophy and theory. Many scholars advance the idea of a discipline intended to provide lessons that stem from “original” African moral, ideological, and political traditions. Often, these traditions and their ideas are presented as holding categorical moral substance in so far as they are seen to be specific to a culturally essentialist understanding of “Africa.” In turn, an influential part of the literature estimates the (...)
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