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    Self and Community in a Changing World.D. A. Masolo - 2010 - Indiana University Press.
    Revisiting African philosophy’s classic questions, D. A. Masolo advances understandings of what it means to be human—whether of African or other origin. Masolo reframes indigenous knowledge as diversity: How are we to understand the place and structure of consciousness? How does the everyday color the world we know? Where are the boundaries between self and other, universal and particular, and individual and community? From here, he takes a dramatic turn toward Africa’s current political situation and considers why individual rights and (...)
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    African Philosophy in Search of Identity.D. A. Masolo - 1994 - Edinburgh University Press.
    " -- Africa Today "The excellence of this book lies in the wealth of perspectives that it brings to the discussion on what constitutes philosophy, rationality, ...
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    Re-Charting Global Ethics.D. A. Masolo - 2014 - Journal of Global Ethics 10 (1):38-44.
    Migrations driven by ethnic, religious, and other forms of social conflict have been common in the past quarter-century, and have in Africa led many to seek refuge and to expect hospitality abroad. This leads to a concern for pluralist ethics, for many receiving refuge abroad expect that they will be able to live by their thoughts and beliefs, creating enclaves of cultural difference. But difference exists in all communities: cultural homogeneity does not exist except in the conservative imagination. Nevertheless, a (...)
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    Narrative and Experience of Community as Philosophy of Culture.D. A. Masolo - 2009 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 1 (1):43-68.
    This paper argues that the distinctive feature of African philosophising is a communitarian outlook expressed through various forms of narrative. The paper firstillustrates the close relationship between narrative and community in the African cultural milieu. It then goes on to examine the way in which African academics invarious fields have employed the narrative technique in their works. Next, the paper urges that through migration to European and American institutions of higherlearning, African philosophers have had a significant impact on Western philosophy. (...)
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  5. African Philosophies.D. A. Masolo - 2008 - In Ninian Smart (ed.), World Philosophies. Routledge.
     
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  6. Discourse and Object: Appraising the Comparative Approach in Philosophy.D. A. Masolo - 2008 - In F. Ochieng'-Odhiambo, Roxanne Burton & Ed Brandon (eds.), Conversations in Philosophy: Crossing the Boundaries. Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 77.
     
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  7. Some Aspects and Perspectives of African Philosophy Today.D. A. Masolo - 1981 - Istituto Italo-Africano.
  8. Philosophy and Cultures: Proceedings of 2nd Afro-Asian Philosophy Conference, Nairobi, October/November 1981.H. Odera Oruka & D. A. Masolo (eds.) - 1983 - Bookwise.
     
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    Review of Barry Hallen’s A Short History of African Philosophy. [REVIEW]D. A. Masolo - 2011 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 3 (1):165-171.
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    Foreword Thought and Practice: Taking Stock, Re-Engaging.D. A. Masolo - 2009 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 1 (1):i-iii.
    Jean-Paul Sartre’s famous “Orphée noir” still ranks among the most memorable Prefaces aimed at capturing the significance of the moments of historical regeneration of interrupted cultural expressions. For that piece, simultaneously celebrated and controverted, Sartre borrowed the idea from the ancient Greek religious movement now widely referred to as “Orphism”, associated there with the mythical poet or singer, Orpheus, from about the 6th. Century B.C.E. The movement led to several mystery cults as well as to a theogony whose key objective (...)
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    Debating the Autonomy of Reason.D. A. Masolo - 2010 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 2 (1):119-148.
    This paper questions the assumption of the bulk of Western philosophy that reasoning in general, and moral reasoning in particular, can be undertaken without any consideration of the unique cultural experiences of those who engage in it. It proposes a communitarian alternative for thinking about subjecthood. It further contends that there is need for professional African philosophers to assist their people in the quest for solutions to current pertinent socio-economic challenges facing them.
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    Communitarianism: An African Perspective.D. A. Masolo - 2001 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2001:209-228.
    How is the sense (knowledge and feelings) of community produced? What roles do various units of society play in producing such knowledge and feelings? What are the values of the ethic engendered by such knowledge and feelings? I suggest that a communitarian theory indigenous to African culture enables us to respond to these questions. Against the objections of those who advocate an ideology of modern democratic liberalism, I argue that the values of individual worth and freedom are indeed compatible with (...)
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  13. From Village to Global Contexts: Ideas, Types, and the Making of Communities.D. A. Masolo - 2002 - In Philip Alperson (ed.), Diversity and Community: An Interdisciplinary Reader. Blackwell. pp. 88--115.
     
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  14. Rethinking Communities in a Global Context.D. A. Masolo - 1999 - African Philosophy 12 (1):51-68.
     
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